• Jennifer Montana is an American actress, model, and philanthropist, famously known as the wife of former professional American Football player Joe Montana
• Grew up playing sports and was involved in her school's drama club and dancing
• Has one acting credit and has made guest appearances on various talk-shows
• Married Joe Montana in 1985 and they have four children together
• Enjoys traveling, art, designing jewelry, and volunteering at animal shelters
Who is Jennifer Montana?
Jennifer Wallace was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania USA, on 7 July 1958 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, model and philanthropist, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of former professional American Football player Joe Montana.
Early life and education
Jennifer was raised in New Eagle by her parents about whom very little is known, because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a high school football coach, and that her mother was a dance instructor. Because Jennifer hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, some of her fans believe her to be an only child.
She grew up being physically highly active, while this is believed to be mostly because both her parents were involved in sports; Jennifer played volleyball and tennis while attending a local high school, and was also into a couple of other activities, including acting with the school’s drama club, and dancing.
She matriculated in 1975 and as she hasn’t shared any details concerning her further education, most of her fans believed that she hasn’t attended college.
Jennifer has a single acting credit. She portrayed Miss Lisa, one of the main characters in the family series “Adventures with Kanga Roddy”; it aired from 1998 to 2000, and also starred Pat Morita and Mickey Thomas. The series follows a group of children as they’re listening to Kanga Roddy’s stories.
Jennifer has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Hollywood Live Today”, “Hollywood Health Report” and “Home & Family”; most recently, in 2022 she appeared alongside her husband in an episode of the talk-show “Entertainment Tonight”.
Although Jennifer’s no longer modelling, she could have been seen featured in various magazines, with the most popular amongst these having been the highly regarded “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” edition.
Love life and marriage with Joe Montana
Jennifer met Joe while they were working together on a Schick commercial in 1984, and they married on 24 February 1985, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; Jennifer became Joe’s third wife, as he was married to Kim Moses between 1974 and 1977, and to Cass Castillo between 1981 and 1984.
Jennifer gave birth to their first daughter Alexandra Whitney on 10 October 1985, and their second daughter Elizabeth Jean followed on 20 December 1986. She gave birth to their first son Nathaniel Joseph ‘Nate’ on 3 October 1989, while their second son Nicholas Alexander followed on 28 April 1992.
Jennifer hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and as of April 2022, she’s married to Joe Montana, and they have four children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Jennifer’s interested in all kinds of art, with her favorites being sculpting and architecture.
She today spends most of her spare time designing her own jewelry – 80 percent of all her profits go to charity, and Jennifer has worked with various charity organizations, mostly with those that aim to help underprivileged children.
She occasionally volunteered at a local animal shelter during her teenage years; her favorite animals are horses.
Jennifer’s into travelling, and has been to more than 20 US states with her husband, while the two have also vacationed in various countries on other continents; her dream travel destination seems to be Iceland.
Jennifer enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actress is Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Runaway Bride”, “Pretty Woman” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Jennifer’s age is 63. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of April 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $200,000, while her husband Joe’s net worth is reputedly over $150 million.
Who is her husband Joe Montana?
Joseph Clifford ‘Joe’ Montana Jr. was born in New Eagle on 11 June 1956 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He spent 17 years competing in the National Football League (NFL), playing for the San Francisco 49ers for 14 seasons, and the Kansas City Chiefs for the remaining three.
Joe was raised in the coal mining town Monongahela, Pennsylvania, by his mother Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana, who passed away in 2004, aged 69, and his father Joseph Clifford Montana Sr. who passed away in 2017, aged 85.
Joe became interested in sports at a very early age, and it was his father who taught him to play football; he was eight when he began playing youth football.
Joe studied at Waverly Elementary, which was followed by his enrollment at Finleyville Junior High and then Ringgold High School. He played various sports during his high school years, including football, basketball and baseball, and upon matriculating in 1974, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, after having been offered a football scholarship. He played for their Fighting Irish football team for the following five years, when he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, and made himself eligible for the 1979 NFL draft; he was picked by the 49ers as the 82nd overall pick.
He became their starting quarterback in 1981, when the 49ers had an amazing season, winning 13 of their 16 games, and went on to face the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl VXI, played on 24 January 1982, defeating them 26-21. Joe was named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The 49ers then reached Super Bowl XIX, playing against the Miami Dolphins on 20 January 1985, and defeating them 38-16; Joe was once again named Super Bowl MVP.
They faced the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIV, played on 22 January 1989, beating them 20-16; Joe was then named Super Bowl MVP for the third time, becoming the first Football player to accomplish that feat; he was also named NFL MVP in the same year.
Joe had to miss the 1991 and 1992 seasons because of an elbow injury, and Steve Young proved to be a good quarterback during those two years; because of this, Joe requested to be traded away by the 49ers.
He signed a $10 million three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on 20 April 1993, but two years later, on 18 April 1995, Joe announced that he was retiring.
He’s a huge lover of animals, especially horses, and owns a couple.
He’s also a wine connoisseur, and has his own wine brand, Montagia, in collaboration with Beringer.
Joe’s a philanthropist, and is mostly focused on donating to Make-A-Wish Foundation.