There are a few roles in Hollywood that demand the same authority as Luke Skywalker in the Stars Wars Universe and a few actors that can bring it to life. But for Mark Hamill, nothing was impossible. The veteran actor has enjoyed an illustrious career and is one of the most successful actors in the world. But for all his acting prowess, Hamill’s greatest success is his personal life. He is married to Marilou York who is a dental hygienist. The pair have been in wedlock for over 42 years and for Hamill, who was once told that Hollywood marriages would never last, things could not be better. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Marilou York.
Marilou York was born on the 11th of February 1955, in Carmi, Illinois. Born to Jean Apple and Doyle Fredrick York, not much is known about York’s early life and many of the details were never revealed to the media. The only child of the family, York has since lost both her parents, her father in 2001 and her father in 2009. As a young kid, York attended the Carmi Township Halls High School and graduated as a valedictorian and majorette of her class. Considering her career as a dental hygienist, it is safe to say that York continued her education past high school.
The earliest record of York’s professional career is as a dental hygienist. It was around the same time that she met a young Mark Hamill. She continued her work as a hygienist throughout the years and upon the request of Hamill started working as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for, Amazing Invisible Inc. She also doubled down as the CFO of Hamjamill Inc. and is the present owner of My Management.
On the entertainment side of things, York worked as a producer after being encouraged by Hamill into the role. She made her debut in 2004 as the co-producer of, Comic Book: The Movie. The film was York’s single foray into the entertainment world and she has since abstained from making any further appearances.
Marilou York is married to Mark Hamill and the pair have been together since the early 1970s. At the time, York was working as a dental hygienist and Hamill was a budding actor. The pair met at the clinic where York was working and Hamill couldn’t help but feel attracted to York.
“She came into the waiting room in jeans, white coat, breasts like melons, looking like a Vargas painting. “I said, ‘They let you dress like that at work?’ She said, ‘Yeah. Next.’”
The pair began dating soon after and for the first date, Hamill took York to Annie Hall.
“I took her to Annie Hall to see if she had a sense of humor. I dropped women if they didn’t. There was this one close-up of a minor character, curling his lips back from his teeth. She leaned over to me and whispered, ‘Bad caps.’”
It was love at first laugh for Hamill who went on to tie the knot with York in 1978. But despite the years of togetherness, Hamill once revealed that he and York broke off after a few years of dating. Only pain waited for Hamill outside the relationship and after a disastrous relationship with his General Hospital costar, Anne Wyndham, Hamill knew that he could not date an actor. So, Hamill reconnected with York and the pair tied the knot in December 1978 in a small ceremony in the backyard of their home in Malibu. The pair have three lovely children, Nathan, born in 1979, Griffin, born in 1983, and Chelsea, born in 1988.
A quick bio of Mark Hamill:
Mark Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, and writer. He was born on September 25, 1951, in Oakland, California.
Hamill began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in several television shows and movies. However, he rose to international prominence in 1977 with his role as Luke Skywalker in the first “Star Wars” movie, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” He reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in the sequels, “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” (1983).
In addition to his work in “Star Wars,” Hamill is also a talented voice actor and has lent his voice to a number of animated television shows and movies, including “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “The Simpsons.” He is particularly well known for his work as the Joker in various “Batman” cartoons and video games.
Hamill is also an accomplished writer and has published several comic books, including the popular “The Black Pearl.”
Throughout his career, Hamill has been actively involved in various charitable organizations and has been a strong advocate for a number of humanitarian causes.