Anna Strout is a multifaceted individual, renowned as a social activist, writer, assistant, and producer. She is best recognized as the spouse of the acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg.
Anna Strout Comes From a Family With a Remarkable History of Activism
Born in Indiana around 1983, Anna Strout grew up with her brother Anthony Arnove. Her late father, Ben Strout, was a documentary filmmaker from Bloomington and Carmel. Her late mother, Toby Strout, was a notable figure who sadly passed away in 2017.
Toby Strout was an influential activist, serving as the executive director of The Middle Way House, a shelter highly regarded for supporting victims of domestic violence. This organization stands as a model in the United States, offering essential services like childcare, support groups, legal advocacy, and housing for those in need.
Toby was honored for her work by winning a national award for transforming an old Coca-Cola building into the New Wings shelter. The community even named a street after her when she passed away.
Toby also helped create The RISE!, a program offering housing for low-income families who have faced violence. Beyond her work, she inspired and motivated people through personal talks and public speeches.
Anna Strout Followed Her Mother's Footsteps
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Anna Strout has been deeply involved in activism, inspired by her mother's dedicated work. Toby Strout initiated her journey at the Middle Way House in 1984, supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Strout grew up witnessing her mother's activism firsthand. Toby often brought her daughter to marches, rallies, community gatherings, and press conferences at city hall. Through these experiences, Anna saw her mother passionately advocating for services to help survivors of domestic violence and assault.
Even after Toby's passing, Anna carried on her legacy by volunteering and raising funds for the Middle Way House. Presently, she is actively involved with various nonprofits and shares her knowledge as a teacher in New York City, focusing on arts education in underserved schools across the Midwest.
Similar to her mother, Jesse Eisenberg's wife, Strout, stands strong as an advocate for women's rights. She continues her volunteer work with the Middle Way House and contributes significantly to their campaigns.
A graduate of Indiana University in 2000, Anna serves as the director of special projects and events at the Urban Arts Partnership in New York. She is also a producer for Voices of a People's History, continuing to follow in her mother's footsteps by dedicating herself to meaningful causes.
Anna Strout's Work in Movies and Documentaries
During the 2000s, Anna Strout ventured into the entertainment industry, contributing professionally to several projects. Initially, she spent several years with the 24 Hour Plays off-Broadway.
Strout's journey in show business began as a set production assistant for the 2001 film, "Don't Say A Word," marking her debut according to IMDB. She also had a cameo appearance in Michael Hoffman’s directorial work, "The Emperor’s Club" (2002).
Subsequently, Anna worked as a talent coordinator in the TV movie documentary, "Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia." She also served as an assistant business manager in another TV movie documentary titled "Digital Man/Digital World."
Strout's latest credit in the media was as an associate producer for director Eliot Montague’s short supernatural mystery film, "Light On A Path, Follow" (2019).
Anna Strout Tied The Knot in 2017
Anna Strout and Jesse Eisenberg's relationship began in 2002 and lasted for a decade until 2012. They first met on the set of the movie "The Emperor’s Club" when both were in their twenties. However, they took a break in 2012.
By 2013, Strout and Eisenberg had parted ways. Jesse, after some time, began dating his co-star from "The Double,"Mia Wasikowska. The relationship between Eisenberg and Wasikowska was never officially confirmed. Eventually, Wasikowska and Strout separated around 2014.
After a period of separation, Anna reconnected with Strout in December 2015. They restarted their relationship but kept it private. Soon after, Jesse went to London for a show called "The Spoils."
People found out about the lovebirds being together when a photo of them at a basketball game came out in January 2016. Later that year, in October, it was announced that they were going to have a baby.
Their son, Banner, was born in April 2017. They got married not long after having the baby, but they haven't shared many details about the wedding. Because Jesse and Anna had jobs that made them travel a lot, their baby boy spent his early years going from place to place.
They lived in both Los Angeles and New York City, dividing their time between the two cities with their son.
How Wealthy is Anna Strout's Husband?
Anna Strout's spouse Jesse Eisenberg, an American actor, holds a net worth of $12 million. His journey began with lesser-known series like "Get Real" from 1999 to 2000, and he gained widespread recognition with multiple award nominations for his role in "The Social Network" in 2010.
While predominantly acknowledged for his acting prowess, Eisenberg has also showcased his talent as a playwright, crafting productions for the stage.
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