Anne Stringfield

Anne Stringfield

Date Of Birth1972
Age52 years
Place Of BirthPensacola, Florida, United States
Zodiac Sign
Professions Writer , Fact Checker , Editor
Birth Name Anne Powell Stringfield

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Trademarks Very Skinny , Thick Glasses
Body Features & Measurements
Height170 CM
5 Feet 7 Inches
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Figure TypeRectangle
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Father Dr. James Stringfield
Mother Margo Stringfield
Daughter Mary Martin
Father In-Law Glenn Vernon Martin
Mother In-Law Mary Lee Martin
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Pensacola High School
Education(College) Davidson College (class of 1994)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Steve Martin
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite MoviesAirplane!
Ace Ventura
LikesSport Fishing
Favorite Movie genre Comedy
Favorite Writers Hermann Hesse
Agatha Christie
More Information
Friend Sara Cohan
Net worth$500,000


Anne Stringfield is an American writer & a former The New Yorker employee. She is the wife of comedian and actor Steve Martin.

Childhood- Family

Anne Powell Stringfield was born in 1972 in Pensacola, Florida, United States to Dr. James Stringfield(Father)- a doctor in Pulmonology (University of Alabama School of Medicine) & Margo Stringfield(Mother)- an archaeologist at the West Florida University. She has an younger sister who was her maid of honor at the wedding.


  • Pensacola High School- She went to the secondary High school located at downtown Pensacola, Florida. It is here that her interest in acting started.
  • Davidson College: She graduated from college in 1994. She was a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society. [2]



Steve Martin

Anne Stringfield with husband Steve Martin

[Anne Stringfield with husband Steve Martin]

Meeting: Anne was working as an editor in the New Yorker magazine around 2002, she was sent a comedy piece written by Steve Martin to edit (Steve often writes for The New Yorker magazine's Shouts & Murmurs section), Anne called Steve to discuss on the piece and it got them talking, they kept in touch through phone for a couple of years before actually meeting in person. They are both introverts and shy, they liked each other and kept meeting more often. She was even mistaken for Kristen Davis, for they both have similar looks.

Wedding: Anne & Steve got married on 28th of July 2007 at Steve's Los Angeles house. The event was attended by sbout 75 friends of the couple like- Carl Reiner, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ricky Jay, Tom Hanks. The event was presided over by Nebraska Senator and friend Bob Kerrey. Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live creator) was Steve's best man. Anne wore a Vera Wand Bridal dress, Steve wore an Armani (and an Inspector Closeau mustache). musical band Hot Rize provided music and entertainment

Wedding came as a surprise for the guests, they were not told that it was a wedding party, thus they were under the impression that it was just a party. It was Steve's 2nd marriage, he was previously married to British actress Victoria Tennant(married 1986-divorced 1994), he had previously dated Carrie Fisher(actress), Cindy Sherman(artist), Bernadette Peters(actress).

The couple had their Honeymoon in the French West Indies.

Anne Stringfield, Steve Martin & Daughter Mary Martin

Image: Anne Stringfield, Steve Martin & Daughter Mary Martin

The age difference between Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield is about 27 years, this raised lots of eye brows and got a lot of media attention.

Anne gave birth to daughter Mary Martin in December 2012, Mary is the first daughter of both Anne and Steve. Steve was 67 at the time, he had been previously married, but had not any children. Steve had joked about naming his daughter Conquistador. [2]

(imdb bio section mentions the name of Anne's daughter to be Josephine; which is most likely an error, the Elle article mentions the name Mary and they only have one daughter so far)



  • The New Yorker: Anne has previously worked in the The New Yorker magazine. She worked as an  editor & fact-checker. You can read all her TNY pieces here
    • She wrote a tribute to Hollywood's famous Talent manager Sue Mengers on the New Yorker in 2011. 
    • On Gay marriage support in the Southern United States
  • Writer: Anne has worked a freelance writer for many magazines including Vogue magazine. She has edited articles, written reviews on plays and other art works.



Anne Stringfield made appearances in the comedy murder series Only Murders in the Building, in two episodes, one in season one, another in season two- "The Sting" (S1E4) and "Persons of Interest" (S2E1) as Cindy.

In 2024, she appeared in "Steve! (Martin): A Documentary in 2 Pieces", it was a biographical documentary on Steve Martin, it had many of Steve's  long time friends, family, colleagues and collaborators, including - Jerry Seinfeld, Lorne Michaels, Adam Gopnik, John McEuen, Melinda Dobbs, Selena Gomez, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Frank Oz, Eric Idle and others.



Interesting Facts & Trivia

  • Anne has remained away from spotlight for a long time now, she maintains low key and very rarely accompanies her husband to high profile events.
  • Facial resemblance: Steve's friend Tina Fey observed Anne's remarkable resemblance to herself and called Anne as her(Tina's) "Younger, skinnier, smarter version.". While Steve and Anne were dating, some in the media mistook Anne to be Kristen Davis of  'Sex and the city' fame.
  • Art Collector: Anne is an art collector and is one of the trustees of Los Angeles Art Museum. Martin has taste for Art too, he has his own collection of art. Many paintings from Anne's & Steve's painting collection were displayed at Gagosian, Los Angeles, 6-8 in July 2019 by Modern Australian Western Desert painters. 
  • Miami, Florida- is her dream travel destination
  • She rarely accompanies her husband on public events, she attended the 'American Film Institute' award where her husband was given the 'Life Achievement' award in 2015
  • Donation to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Anne & Steve donated a landscape art by Lawre Harris in honor of Canada's 150th Anniversary in November 2017
  • The Steve Martin Prize for excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass: she was one of the members for the competition along with J.D Crowe, Pete Wernick, Alison Brown, Bela Fleck, Dr. Neil Rosenberg, Noam Pikelny, Tony Trischka and others
  • She has facial resemblance to actress and creator Tina Fey. It was in fact Tina Fey hereslf who said "[Anne Stringfield is] a woman who is, I think a younger, thinner, smarter version of me." at the 43rd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theater, attended by Tina, Steve and Anne. In an episode of the second season, she played a lookalike of the character Cinda Canning played by Tina Fey.


Steve Martin quotes on Anne Stringfield

Steve has some of the nicest things to say about the wife. Here are some of the quotes from his interviews

  • She makes it all possible. She has one of the most important qualities a person can have, and that’s kindness [3]
  • My wife, Anne Stringfield.. is as beautiful as she is smart, My wife alone would have been enough reward for my life, but now she's brought me a wonderful child
  • My wife alone would have been enough reward for my life...but now she’s brought me a wonderful child [2]



  1. The Steve Martin Prize- Board members
  2. Elle coverage of Anne Stringfield
  3. Steve Martin interview on people

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