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Sweet Details About Mandy Patinkin's Relationship With Wife, Kathryn Grody

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Mandy Patinkin is an American actor and singer in both film and theater who was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois.

He's well-known for his performance in Homeland, Dick Tracey, and Alien Nation.

Most of us also know Patinkin for his portrayal of Inigo Montoya in the 1987 iconic film The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner.

The incredible actor is basically a household name, but what do we know about his better half?

Who is Mandy Patinkin's wife, Kathryn Grody?

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Kathryn Grody is from Los Angeles, California but moved across the country to attend an acting studio in New York City.

She studied drama at the HB Studio somewhere in Greenwich Village. 

Kathryn Grody is an American actress and writer who's best known for her performances in The Lemon Sisters, My Bodyguard, Life With Mikey, and Reds.


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Kathryn Grody was on Broadway.

All throughout her career, Grody has been apart of the theater crowd. S

She's been in myriad shows both off and on Broadway

She was a guest performer in the Off-Broadway show Nassim (2018) and played Gabby in 20th Century Blues (2017).

She also starred in her own show A Mom's Life and Scapino (1974) on Broadway.

Grody won 2 Obie Awards for her work in theater.


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Kathryn Grody wrote a one-woman show.

After she had her children, she wrote a show about herself and her struggles from transitioning from an award-winning actress to a stay-at-home mom, saying "I felt transported to this other 'mom' time nobody else lived in except other mothers."

The show is called A Mom's Life and has run on and off-Broadway with Grody starring in it since 1990.

In an interview, Grody explained what she wanted the show to be: "I didn't know I would be a completely obsessional parent. Lo and behold you have these feelings. I was getting frustrated that I wasn't seeing this on TV, the theater or films, any of this. I felt a great urge to tap into what I felt was a common dilemma: how to have sane children, and stay that way yourself, and have a relationship to boot."


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What is Mandy Patinkin's wife's age?

Kathryn Grody is 74 years old.

She was born on November 6, 1946, which makes her a Scorpio. She shares the same birthday as fellow actress Sally Fields.

What is Mandy Patinkin's age?

Mandy Patinkin is6 years younger than his wife.

He will turn 68 on November 30 of this year, making him a Sagittarius

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How did Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody meet?

The met while working on the same play. However, Patinkin vowed not to get involved with someone he worked with, so he waited until after the play was over to ask her out.

He bought her yellow mums and took her to a tavern.

Patinkin revealed in an interview, "I sat down and gave her the flowers, and I said, “I’m gonna marry you!” She pointed at me and said, “You!” And I snapped a picture." 

Kathryn Grody didn't believe in marriage - until Patinkin.

Kathryn said in the same interview that she never believed in marriage until she met Patinkin.

When asked how she felt when Patinkin told her he was going to marry her on their first date, Grody countered, "I said he was going to get very hurt because I wasn’t going to marry anybody. Because I didn’t believe in it. And that sort of sums up our relationship!"

However, a walk along their favorite pier and their first kiss changed her mind.

"We spent the whole afternoon crying. First, I explained to him why I didn't believe in marriage, which is a bourgeois institution. He said, "What does bourgeois mean?'"

The couple has been married since June 15, 1980.


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Mandy Patinkin's children — how many does he have with Kathryn Grody?

During their 40 year-long marriage they brought two children into the world. They had two sons, Isaac Patinkin in 1983 and Gideon Grody-Patinkin in 1987.

Both have dipped their toes in the entertainment world as actors. 

Who is Isaac Patinkin?

Grody and Patinkin's first son, Isaac, was born in 1983, making him 37 years old.

In the same year that he was born, he played the infant, Daniel Isaacson, in the movie Daniel along with his father. 

Who is Gideon Grody Patinkin?

Gideon Grody-Patinkin is the second and last son of the couple.

He was born in 1987 making him 33 years old.

Gideon also had a taste of the acting life starring in a 2005 docu-series Def Poetry and a 2008 short film No Fortunate One.

The Grody-Patinkin family take trips for awareness.

Kathryn Grody and her husband enjoy traveling when they are both free to do so. They like to go to places like Cambodia, Greece, Serbia, and, recently, Uganda. 

They take trips to places like these to help raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis as well as “bear witness” to people whose voices have been silenced.

During their trips, they work with the International Rescue Committee and the American Jewish World Service to meet with refugees.


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What is Mandy Patinkin's net worth?

Mandy Patinkin's net worth is $12 million and Kathryn Grody's net worth is $11 million.

Mandy Patinkin's family — who are his parents?

Patinkin was born to a homemaker and cookbook writer mother Doris "Doralee" Sinton, and the operator of two scrap metal plants father Lester Patinkin. 

Mandy Patinkin death rumors are not true.

Though people search for Patinkin's death, it's a hoax  he's still very much alive andmaking election videos with his wife on his Instagram page

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