Alexis Knief Bio: Early life, career, age, marriage and facts

If you want to know who Alexis Knief is, then, you have to read this full biography to discover many unknown facts about her. The first thing to know about Alexis Knief is that she is married to the popular American actor and producer, Timothy David Olyphant. Besides this, there also many other important things to know about Alexis Knief.

As part of the biography of Alexis Knief, we provide a summary of all the facts you should know about her. She became popular after marrying Olyphant who she had known since they were both college students. Let us take a look at 10 facts to know about Alexis Knief.

10 facts about Alexis Knief

  1. Alexis Knief was born in the United States on 1st January 1970 and she is 50 years old.
  2. She grew up in California and obtained high school education there as well as a college degree from the University of Southern California.
  3. Knief met her husband, Timothy Olyphant while at the university.
  4. Timothy Olyphant and Alexis Knief got married in 1991 immediately after graduating.
  5. Alexis Knief had been 21 years old when she married Timothy Olyphant, the American actor.
  6. She has three children with her husband.
  7. Alexis Knief and her family currently live in Westwood, Los Angeles.
  8. Alexis doesn’t seem to have a career of her own and has been dedicated to raising her family and supporting her actor husband.
  9. Alexis and Timothy Olyphant have been married for nearly three decades, making their marriage one of the most stable in Hollywood.
  10. Her husband won the 2016 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Alexis Knief age and early life

Alexis Knief age is 51 years because she was born on 1st January 1970. She is a native of South Carolina, USA. However, it is likely she grew up also in California with her parents and siblings. This area of her life is actually grey as we do not have confirmed details regarding her early life. It seems before she got married to Timothy Olyphant, Alexis Knief had kept her personal life private. Thus, we cannot say who her parents are or if she has any sibling or not.

Alexis Knief got admission into the University of Southern California where she met Timothy Olyphant. The two were reported to have been friends before they started dating. We could not find information on what she studied at the University but we know that Timothy David Olyphant graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

Alexis Knief’s Job

Alexis Knief appeared to have put her career on hold because it seems she has been a housewife for most of her married life. In fact, if you search “What Alexis is Knief job?” on Google, the answer will be a “housewife”. This is also not surprising because she got married right out of college at the age of 21 and has been in charge of running her household since then.

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While Alexis Knief and Timothy Olyphant got married in 1991, it was not until 1999 before they had their first child, Grace Katherine. Still, we could not find what Alexis did during the period between 1991 and 1999. It’s conceivable that she was engaged in some ways but we don’t know what. Furthermore, we will like to note that even though Alexis’s career is not publicly known, that is not to say she has none. She may well be involved in a career that allows her to live her life privately while caring for her family and supporting her husband’s career.

Alexis Knief Biography: Personal life

Alexis Knief / Timothy Olyphant’s children

While her early life is shrouded in mystery and secrecy, Alexis Knief’s’ adult life is not. This is because she got married to Timothy David Olyphant, a popular American actor, in 1991. She and Olyphant had been college sweethearts and got married right out of the university.

They live together in Westwood, Los Angeles, and have three children namely:

  1. Grace Katherine Olyphant (born in 1999)
  2. Henry Olyphant (born in 2001)
  3. Vivian Olyphant (born in 2003).

Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant made his acting debut in 1995 on an Off-Broadway play, The Monogamist. He had won the Theatre World Award for his performance, and then played a part in David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries in 1996. After these theatre appearances, he delved into films and television. He started acting mainly as a villain in supporting roles. Some of the popular films he appeared in then were; Scream 2 (1997), Go (1999), A Man Apart (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004).

Olyphant had his major breakthrough when he played the role of Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO’s TV series, Deadwood (2004–2006). With more fame, he started getting major roles and he went on to star in Catch and Release (2006), Hitman (2007), A Perfect Getaway (2009), and The Crazies (2010).

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Many fans knew him for his performance as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the crime TV series Justified (2010–2015). He also got nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 for this performance. Olyphant is an awarded actor that has made other appearances and cameos in many TV series and films. Additionally, he does voice-overs and was the voice of The Spirit of the West in Rango.

Recently Timothy Olyphant was part of the star-studded cast of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and he played the character of James Stacy.

Timothy Olyphant, Alexis Knief

During Olyphant’s long career in the film industry, his wife, Alexis Knief, has remained by his side, giving him the needed support and their romance seems to wax stronger as the years go by. The couple also appears in public together at film events and award shows. The actor once said during an interview that the kind of relationship he has with his wife is rare to see in Hollywood.

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Alexis Knief and Timothy Olyphant at an award ceremony

According to this blog, there were once rumours circulating about a possible break-up between the Timothy Olyphant and Alexis Knief. The rumour had started after Timothy Olyphant was seen wearing his wedding ring on his right hand instead of its traditional place on the left hand. However, the rumours turned out to be unfounded after it became clear that the actor had always worn his wedding band on the right hand since he got married.

Another time when a possible divorce between Timothy Olyphant and Alexis Knief trended was as a result of a joke the actor told. It happened in 2011 when Olyphant lost the Emmy Award to Kyle Chandler. He had said in an interview that had he won it, his speech would have been: “Well, honey, this is it! I’m finally leaving you.”

Many had translated the joke literally and thought it meant something else. It turned out it is just what it appeared to be – a joke.

Alexis Knief net worth

To answer the question “what Alex Knief net worth is?”, we will have to look at what her husband is worth to be able to give any reasonable answer. Online sources such as Wealthy Gorilla and Celebrity Net Worth claim that Timothy Olyphant net worth $20 is about million while another source, Wealthy Persons says that the actor is worth $25 million.

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The differing figures above make it difficult to reach a conclusion on what the actor or even his wife, Knief is worth. However, as many agree, whatever is the net worth of Timothy Olyphant, it will apply to Alexis Knief as well. A Reddit thread even suggests that married people have a joint net worth.

Final thoughts …

While we find many blank pages in the biography of Alexis Knief, we also uncovered some important details concerning the US-born mother of three. For nearly 30 years now, she and her husband have stayed together and are seen as an exemplary couple in Hollywood.

Also, Knief seems to be a very private person and besides appearing in photos with Timothy Olyphant at events, she is rarely seen in the news.

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About The Author


Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.

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  4. Awwwww! I’ve seen this man in so many movies. Didn’t realize that this is his wife. Wish them many more years together!


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