• Alexis Knief is the wife of Timothy Olyphant, a Hollywood actor and producer • They married in 1991 and have three children • They have a good relationship and Timothy joked about leaving Alexis if he won an Emmy • They both have a net worth of over $1 million • Alexis has no social media presence
Alexis Knief was born on the 5th of March 1968, in Southern California USA, and draws most of her current fame from the fact that she is the wife of Timothy Olyphant – a well-known aspiring Hollywood actor and producer, generally popular for his important role in the crime series “Justified”, as well as the lead role in 2007’s “Hitman”. Alexis Knief has been married to Timothy Olyphant for 27 years now.
Early Life and Education
When it comes to her early years, Alexis Knief has managed to keep the media in the dark about most such intricacies, however it is known that she attended the University of Southern California, where she at some point married her soulmate and now husband. According to the reports of authoritative sources, Alexis and Timothy go way back, as they were even high school sweethearts. As of yet, there are no public information as to what actual degree Alexis obtained.
The Multi-Decade Love Story
Various sources suggest that the married couple first started dating as early as 1990, while it’s also public knowledge that they tied the knot not long after, in 1991. Ever since then, it seems like their relationship has been blooming, as they are also parents. With three children to look after, as well as each other, it’s easy to understand why the couple hasn’t had much time for inquisitive encounters with the media, which again leaves us all wondering.
A Private Celebration
The couple married privately in July 1991. Also, it’s apparent that the couple retain this aura of relative mysteriousness, since not much is known about most of their activities even today.
Mother of Three
The couple now have three children – in 1999, Grace Catherine sprang into the world, Henry, arrived in 2001, and finally Vivian in 2003.
Rumors of Divorce
A peculiar detail caught the eye of the media, in that Timothy Olyphant simply prefers wearing his wedding ring on the right hand, while the custom suggests it is to be worn on the left one. This minor discrepancy with a rule of society caused a bit of a ruckus in the media, until Timothy clarified what was really going on.
The Divorce Joke
While generally it isn’t considered gentlemanly to joke about leaving one’s wife, it seems that Timothy and Alexis have such a good marriage that virtually nothing can stir them up. Hence, during an interview Timothy jokingly suggested that he’d have left his wife had he received the Emmy Award for his role in “Justified” as Raylan Givens. According to his statement, the sentence ‘Well, honey, this is it. I’m finally leaving you.’ was supposed to be his short award speech, and the best part – it was suggested by Alexis herself. However, the Emmy went to Kyle Chandler instead. In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Timothy expressed joy about the award, so it doesn’t seem like any hard feelings remained.
One of the greatest contributions to the fame of Timothy Olyphant and thus his wife as well, is undoubtedly the action movie entitled “Himan” in 2007. At this moment, just the official trailer for this film has 1.2 million views on YouTube, and a solid 149,468 reviews on the Internet Movie Database website.
Alexis Knief Net Worth
According to authoritative sources the net worth of Alexis Knief herself is estimated at over $1 million, however, Timothy has a net worth of over $10 million, mostly thanks to his aforementioned roles, especially the 78 episode-long TV series, and it’s safe to assume Alexis has a share in this too.
Body Measurements, and Social Media Presence
Concerning the physical specifications of Alexis Knief, various sources repute that her height stands at a regular 5 feet 8 inches (1.72m), while the details regarding her weight remain unbeknownst to the general public for the moment. However, looking at her photographs online, it’s not hard to conclude that she is of a slim build.
As for the presence of Alexis Knief on social networks, there are unfortunately no results to offer, as any Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages are unavailable to the public. Considering how secretive the couple are, this lack of online presence is to be expected from Alexis.
Date Of Birth
May 20, 1968
Television producer, Voice Actor
University of Southern California, Fred C. Beyer High School, University of Southern California
Alexis Knief, Timothy Olyphant
Vivian Olyphant, Grace Olyphant, Henry Olyphant, Grace Olyphant, Vivian Olyphant, Henry Olyphant
Katherine Olyphant, John Vernon Bevan Olyphant
Matt Olyphant, Andy Olyphant
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, Young Hollywood Award for Best Bad Boy
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, Genie Award for Best Performanc...
Hitman, The Crazies, I Am Number Four, Live Free or Die Hard, A Perfect Getaway, Catch and Release, The Girl Next Door, Mother's Day, Rango, Snowden, A Man Apart, Scream 2, Dreamcatcher, Gone in 60 Seconds, This Is Where I Leave You, Stop-Loss, Rock Star, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, E...
Justified, Damages, Deadwood, High Incident, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Santa Clarita Diet, Fire in the Hole
[on his unique walk] I think people talking about the way I walk sounds great. Me talking about the way I walk sounds moronic.
[on Justified (2010), which ran for six seasons] I have a very healthy understanding of how good a gig this is. You're never quite sure, when you first get something if you really have a sense of what an opportunity it is. I think I've learned, over the years, that this is about as good as it gets, as far as working in show business.
[on room service] I'll admit a little something: If I go to one of those hotels where there's like a $50 omelet, I'm taking the silverware home with me. I'm not saying it's right. I just feel like it's an unspoken agreement where the mug and the silverware are just part of the deal.
[on late writer Elmore Leonard, who created the Raylan Givens character in Justified (2010)] The guy was genuinely cool. It was never a pose with him. You can go into any party or public gathering, and you'll see lots of people trying to act cool, and then there's always one person off in the corner, not doing much, who's the real deal. That was Elmore.
[on playing a fictionalized version of himself on The Grinder (2015) and being portrayed as a philanderer] I said (to the people behind the show), "This is a little bit of an issue because I'm playing Timothy Olyphant and Timothy Olyphant has been married for 25 years... and you've got him showing up and he's going to have this affair with this girl, and that's not really 'me,'" and they said, "Well, that's not the way we see the character." I actually said to my wife at one point, "Are we OK with this?" and she said, "Tim, nobody takes this shit seriously."
[on the the strong dialogue on Justified (2010), inspired by the writing of Elmore Leonard] It's a joy, you know, it's a pleasure to be able to speak these lines and have such good dialogue. It's hard to get your hands on that and I feel like I get to do it week in and week out. And it's not lost on me and what an opportunity it is and I'm enjoying every second of it. But, my contribution to that... you know, very little. I'm not sure it's my greatest strength. The word "dude" comes out of my mouth a lot and so my contributions need to be translated and rearticulated in Elmore speak.
[on fandom and being recognized] I know the difference between someone coming up to you on the street and saying, "Hey, you're that dude, right. Yes, that's what I thought," and somebody coming up and saying, "Big fan of the show. Big fan of that character." And that's nice. You're out there telling stories, you're hoping to find an audience, and it's very appreciated.
I trust that I know a good part when I see one and usually, when I see one, I have to wait for seven people to pass, in order for me to get it.
[on Deadwood (2004)] I think that after 9/11 there was a feeling in this country that people felt that their enemies were everywhere and around the corner, and were looking at their neighbors differently. That feeling seemed to be very much alive in our show. That capacity for violence was everywhere. So, as much as it was about the 1800s, it felt very much like we were doing something contemporary.
[Joking about why he was passed over as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his show Justified (2010)] As I understand it, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is fifty people from around the world that make that vote, and I slept with three of them. I don't know if that helps me or hurts me, but it just shows you it could turn pretty quick.
[on committing to a TV series] I can't speak for everybody, but for me, if you told actors that you wanted to do a TV series and it was going to run three years and that's it, you're done, I think the line would get a lot longer, without question. It's really easy to fall into this habit of, "Ahh, I don't know what I'm going to do next." You think every job is your last job, but there's another side to that, which is that it never gets any better than when you first get a new job. It's the most fun. When somebody says, "You got the job," that's the most fun, and from that point forward, it's so exciting, but part of the fun is when the job is over and you move on. The danger with success in television is "Haven't we shot this episode before? Didn't we shoot this scene two years ago?" I think it's really hard to just take the risk from season to season and not be afraid to give the audience something completely different, and trust that they'll come with you.
Well, bottom line with A Perfect Getaway (2009) was, I thought "I'm going to have a lot of fun at work". That part was gonna get me an opportunity to play and have fun. There's something great when you read something and you have some sense of, "I know what to do here. Give me a little room. This is going to be a lot of fun". And then when we got Steve [Steve Zahn], "Well, now it's going to be a ton of fun, because there's somebody who's going to be so fun to bounce off of". The quality of the actors I got to work with on that made it seem like I was getting away with something.
[on Deadwood (2004)] The fact is, this job is always fun, always a good time, but it's not that often that you can be as proud of it as I am of this experience. We just had a great time making it too.
Istanbul was unbelievable! What a city! I could go back there again and again. That was a fascinating place. It was a very foreign experience. But yeah, that is one of the perks of the job. You get to go places that you'd never imagine and see a part of the world you hadn't considered before. It was great. (On filming portions of Hitman (2007) in Istanbul).
Is very good friends with Conan O'Brien and is a frequent guest on his talk show.
He is a third cousin, once removed, of journalist Anderson Cooper, a second cousin, twice removed, of Anderson's mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and a fourth cousin of filmmaker James Vanderbilt. Timothy's three times paternal great-grandparents, William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam, were also the two times maternal great-grandparents of Anderson Cooper and the three times paternal great-grandparents of James Vanderbilt.
His maternal great-grandfather, Abraham Gideon, was a Jewish immigrant from Tula, Russia. Timothy's other ancestry is mostly English, along with German, Scottish, Dutch, and Irish. Through his father, Timothy is a four times great-grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, and a three times great-grandson of his son, William Henry Vanderbilt, who vastly expanded the Vanderbilt family fortune. Timothy's paternal grandmother, Adele Sloane Hammond, was the sister of music producer John Hammond and the sister-in-law of musician Benny Goodman. Another of Timothy's four times great-grandfathers, Dr. David Olyphant, born in Scotland, served as director-general of Southern hospitals during the American Revolutionary War. His third great-grandfather, David Olyphant, and great-great-grandfather, Robert Morrison Olyphant, were both prominent businessmen.
Timothy was classmates with actor Jeremy Renner during their high school years, in Modesto, Ca. Both attended Beyer High School, during the 1980s, although they were not in the same graduating class.
He was considered for the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008).
Last name is pronounced "Ol-uh-fint" and rhymes with "flint" (not "plant").
Has three children with his wife Alexis: a daughter Grace (born 1999), a son named Henry (born 2001) and a daughter named Vivian (born 2003).
Read sports for Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 on its morning show until the departure of Joe Escalante in 2008.
While at the University of Southern California, he studied fine art and theater.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Swam competitively while attending the University of Southern California (US National Finalist in the 200m individual medley)
His older brother, Andy Olyphant, is an A & R executive for Warner Bros. Records. His younger brother, Matt Olyphant, was the lead singer for Fetish.
1986 graduate of Fred C. Beyer High School, Modesto, California.
He was raised in Modesto, California and attended the University of Southern California.