• Richard William ‘Wil’ Wheaton III is an actor, writer, and blogger most known for portraying Wesley Crusher in the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
• Anne L. Wheaton is Wil's wife and a cosmetologist.
• Wil and Anne have no children, but Anne has two sons from a previous relationship.
• Wil is a fan of poker and board games, and has previously been addicted to alcohol.
• Wil suffers from chronic depression and generalized anxiety disorder and is an atheist.

Who are Wil and Anne Wheaton?

Richard William ‘Wil’ Wheaton III was born in Burbank, California USA, on 29 July 1972 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, writer and blogger, who’s perhaps still known best for his portraying Wesley Crusher in the mystery action adventure series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, created by Gene Roddenberry and which starred Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes. It follows the Starfleet officers of the USS Enterprise-D spaceship, as they’re travelling to where no man has gone before. The series aired from 1987 to 1994, and won 36 awards including 18 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 61 other awards.

Anne L. Wheaton (nee Prince), was born in the USA on 9 August 1969 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. She’s a cosmetologist, but is probably known best for being Wil’s wife.

About their relationship,

Wil and Anne attended the same party back in 1995, when he was 19 and she was 26 years old. It was apparently obvious to their friends at the party that the two were attracted to each other, but neither of them made a move. It was one of their mutual, unidentified friends who went on to introduce the two. They went on their first date only days after that, and on 7 November 1999, the two married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family members, and they have since been living in Arcadia in California.

Their children

Wil and Anne have apparently decided not to have children, because they want to focus on their careers, however, Anne was in a long-term relationship with an unknown man before meeting Wil, and she has two sons from that relationship. When one of the boys turned 19, he asked Wil if he would legally adopt him, and he agreed.

More about Anne Wheaton

Anne has been keeping the details related to her siblings and parents away from the media’s attention, and as she hasn’t spoken about any siblings, she’s widely believed to be an only child.

She attended a local high school at which she was physically very active, as she ran track and played tennis, and Anne was also interested in acting, and appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school.

She hasn’t talked about her further education, but it’s widely believed that after matriculating in 1987, she enrolled at a college and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1991.

While still studying, Anne spent the nights attending cosmetology classes, and upon graduation began working as a cosmetologist, however, she had to quit the job in 2012 because of shoulder pains.

She has a single acting credit: in 2014, Anne played an airline passenger in the action adventure comedy movie “Sharknado 2: The Second One”, written by Thunder Levin, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, and which starred Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox and Tara Reid. It’s about a category seven hurricane which brings with it rain, storms and Sharknadoes.

Anne also worked as a hairstylist on the 2003 fantasy movie “Neverland”, and received special thanks for 18 episodes of the 2015 comedy game-show “TableTop”.

She has made a guest appearance in several talk-shows, including “The Wil Wheaton Project” and “Tweet Out”.

Anne’s also an author, having published her children’s book “Piggy and Pug”.

She’s currently serving as the executive director of the Foundation of Awesomeness, which she and her husband foundered together.

More about Wil Wheaton

Wil was raised in Burbank alongside his sister Amy and brother Jeremy, by their father Richard William Wheaton Jr. who was a medical specialist, and their mother Debra ‘Debbie’ Nordean who was an actress.

Wil Wheaton

He has stated in several interviews that his father was abusive towards him when he was a child, and that his mother allowed it.

Wil became interested in acting at a very early age, and was nine when he made his debut film appearance in the drama “A Long Way Home”, while his first voicing role followed in the 1982 animated adventure movie “The Secret of NIMH”. He gained recognition in 1986, for his portrayal of Gordie Lachance in the coming-of-age movie “Stand by Me”, based on Stephen King’s book “The Body”. Wil attended a local high school in Los Angeles from 1986 to 1990, and was during those years shooting for the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. He was already a somewhat popular actor after the series ended, and thus chose to pursue acting rather than a college degree.

The year 1991 saw him portray Joey Trotta in the action thriller movie “Toy Soldiers”, while he then decided to work on his acting skills at an acting school. His following notable performance was in 2001, when cast to play a tollbooth worker from Kansas in the short movie “The Good Things”, which won a Deauville Film Festival Award for Best Short Film. Wil also starred in the 2002 comedy movie “Jane White Is Sick & Twisted”, which won him a Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

He’s also known for his voicing roles, especially for having lent his voice to Aqualad in the animated superhero series “Teen Titans” and “Teen Titans Go!” Wil can be heard as Richard Burns in the hit video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, while he also voiced several characters in the critically acclaimed animated comedy series “Family Guy”, and in the animated web series “Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy”.

Some of his other notable voicing roles have been in the animated series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”, the Japanese-Korean anime “Kurokami: The Animation”, and another popular anime, “Naruto”.

After becoming famous, Wil was invited to make a guest appearance in various series, such as the crime drama “Numb3rs” in 2007, the mystery crime drama “Criminal Minds” and the internet comedy “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” both in 2008. He was then invited to portray himself in 17 episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”, starting from the fourth episode of its third season.

Wil then transitioned to hosting shows ,when invited to host the podcast “InDigital”, and on 3 April 2014, he launched his own show – “The Wil Wheaton Project” – but which was cancelled after having aired a single season. Most recently in 2020, Wil hosted “The Ready Room”.

He’s a huge fan of poker, and has entered various Texas hold ‘em tournaments in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2005, he participated in the World Poker Tour Championships and was once a member of Team Poker Stars.

Wil’s a huge fan of board games too, with his favorite being “Dungeons & Dragons” – he and the web cartoonists Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins once played a game in front of a live audience.

He’s  been addicted to alcohol in the past, but as of March 2021, he has been sober for over five years.

Wil’s suffering from chronic depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and has worked with various non-profit organizations which aim to raise awareness of these conditions.

He’s an atheist.


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