• Maxine Sneed was born in the USA on 23 September 1940.
• She was married to Tommy Chong, with whom she has a daughter.
• Tommy is a Canadian-American actor and musician.
• He was sentenced to nine months in prison and a $20,000 fine in 200•
• He was cellmates with "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Ross Belfort.
Who is Maxine Sneed?
Maxine was born in the USA, on 23 September 1940 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s a retired writer and editor, while she’s probably known best for being the former wife of Thomas B. Kin ‘Tommy’ Chong, a famous Canadian-American actor and musician.
Early life and education
Maxine was raised in the USA by her parents, about whom not a lot is known because she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her father was a firefighter, and her mother a nurse. Maxine hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
She grew up being interested in a couple of activities, including playing sports with her peers and cycling, and it was only after she had enrolled at high school that she became interested in creative writing.
Maxine practiced dancing and acted with the school’s drama club during those four years, then upon matriculating in 1958, she enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1962.
Maxine hasn’t shared many details concerning her career with the public, and it’s only known that she spent a couple of years working at “Black Radio Magazine” as their editor; she also wrote articles for a couple of health and lifestyle magazines, but is today retired.
Love life and marriage with Tommy Chong
Maxine prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still widely known that she was a married woman.
She met Tommy at a party in 1959, and the two exchanged vows in the following year, in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members. Tommy had an affair with his former girlfriend Gail Lewis in the same year, and she gave birth to their daughter Rae Dawn in 1961; Tommy was granted full custody over Rae, and the girl was thus raised by him and Maxine.
Maxine gave birth to her and Tommy’s daughter Robbi Lynn Chong in 1965, and both Robbi and Rae have become popular actresses; Maxine and Tommy divorced in 1970.
Maxine hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Tommy married American actress and comedienne Shelby Fiddis in 1975, and she has given birth to their three children.
As of June 2022, Maxine seems to be single, was once married to Tommy Chong, and has a daughter with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Maxine was physically highly active in her 20s, 30s and 40s, as she had several training sessions at the gym every week, and also took great care of her mental health, as she practiced yoga and meditated on a daily basis. She no longer works out nowadays, and prefers leading a quiet life at her home in Los Angeles, California.
Maxine’s a huge lover of animals, and has had several pet cats.
She’s into travelling, and has been to various US states and Canadian cities, while she’s also vacationed in several European countries, including England and France.
Maxine has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Clint Eastwood, Will Smith and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Gran Torino” and “Seven Pounds”.
Age, height and net worth
Maxine’s age is 81. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while her former husband Tommy’s net worth stands at more than $20 million.
Who is her former husband Tommy?
Tommy was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 24 May 1938 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds both American and Canadian nationality. He’s appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the supporting character Leo Chingkwake in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy series “That ‘70s Show”. It was created by Mark Brazill and Bonnie Turner, starred Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis and Topher Grace, and follows several friends as they’re hanging out at Eric Forman’s (Topher Grace) basement in the ‘70s; the series aired from 1998 to 2006 and won 16 awards, including a 1999 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series, while it was nominated for 77 other awards.
Tommy was raised in Calgary, Alberta alongside his older brother Stan, who passed away aged 83 in 2019, by their Chinese-Canadian father and Scottish-Irish Canadian mother.
Tommy was a problematic teenager, as he preferred to hang out with his friends and smoke marijuana rather than to attend classes. He quit Crescent Heights High School at the age of 16, believing that he would’ve been expelled anyway.
Tommy began playing the guitar in the streets for money, and was around 22 years old when he joined the band The Shades. They changed their name several times, until in 1965 they became Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, and signed a contract with Gordy Records. Their self-titled debut album reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, but Tommy was fired not long after that, because he’d arrived too late to one of their gigs.
Tommy made his debut film appearance in the 1978 musical comedy “Up in Smoke”, and he made his debut TV series appearance in the 1986 episode “Trust Fund Pirates” of the action crime drama “Miami Vice”. He gained recognition in 1995, when cast to play Red in the adventure comedy movie “National Lampoon’s Senior Trip”, directed by Kelly Makin, and which starred Matt Frewer, Valerie Mahaffey and Lawrence Dane. It follows two Ohio teenagers who have been invited to attend an educational gathering in Washington DC.
A few of Tommy’s most notable performances in the 2000s were perhaps in the 2002 crime comedy movie “High Times Potluck”, the 2006 horror comedy movie “Evil Bong” and the 2007 comedy film “Vincey Masters: Born to be a Karate Meister”.
He voiced Yax in the critically acclaimed 2016 animated adventure comedy movie “Zootopia”, written and directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and which starred Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba. It follows a bunny police officer and a fox con artist as they’re trying to uncover a conspiracy; the movie won 48 awards, including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, while it was nominated for 72 other awards.
Tommy’s three most recent roles have been in the 2019 action adventure comedy movie “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”, the 2020 horror film “Scare Bear”, and the 2021 science fiction movie “Alien Danger! With Raven Van Slender”.
He has won two of the eight awards for which he has been nominated: he won a 1974 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording (shared with Cheech Marin for their album “Los Cochinos”) and a 2022 Golden Reel International Film Festival April Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in the 2008 action adventure movie “Chinaman’s Chance: America’s Other Slaves”.
Tommy’s a pothead, and was in 2003 sued in the US for financing and promoting bongs through his son Paris’ company Nice Dreams. The case didn’t reach trial, as Tommy had negotiated a deal with the US Attorney, however, the district judge Arthur J. Schwab still went on to sentence him to nine months behind bars and a $20,000 fine. Tommy served his sentence between 8 October 2003 and 7 July 2004 – his cellmate at Taft Correctional Institution was Jordan Ross Belfort, widely known as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’; it’s widely known that it was Tommy who encouraged Jordan to write his best-selling memoirs.