Steve Martin's Daughter Is Growing Up Privately Away from the Limelight
Steve Martin's daughter, whom he shares with his wife, Anne Stringfield, is the couple's only child. While Steve has lived in the limelight, he aims to provide his daughter with a private and normal upbringing out of the public eye.
Mary Martin arrived in her father's life at a time when her father had already established a successful career spanning many decades.
Her parents welcomed her in 2012 when her father, Steve Martin, was 67. Steve said being a father at his age was the best thing, as he had enough time to bond with his daughter.
Steve Martin and wife Anne Stringfield at LA Art House on May 6, 2009. | Source: Getty Images
Mary Martin's Father Became a First-Time Dad at 67
Steve Martin and his wife, Anne Stringfield, welcomed their daughter Mary Martin in December 2012 but kept her birth a secret until a few months later, when they were spotted bonding with her near their Los Angeles home.
Steve began speaking publicly about his daughter in 2013. During the 86th Academy Awards, while receiving his award, the veteran actor and comedian paid a touching tribute to his wife and daughter in his awards acceptance speech. He expressed his gratitude and joy for having them in his life and referred to Mary as a wonderful child.
He highlighted how, at his current age, he had enough time to be actively present in his daughter's life and create a strong bond with her.
Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin at the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala at Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015. | Source: Getty Images
Steve Martin's Daughter Is an Only Child
As reported by USA TODAY, the comedian and actor told David Letterman he was enjoying fatherhood and that he had left his daughter in the hotel room. During the show, Mary's father pulled out a baby monitor, placed it on David's desk, and described himself as a responsible dad.
Steve Martin attends the "Meteor Shower" Broadway Opening Night at the Booth Theater on November 29, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
The comedian jokingly remarked that he forgot to close the window when the baby monitor began picking up various sounds, including a siren and a dog barking.
When David asked about the baby's name, Mary's father humorously replied that after an extensive search, they had ultimately chosen the name "Conquistador," which was unique. Steve then mentioned that he and his wife wanted to avoid selecting one of the unusual names often seen in Hollywood.
Steve Martin Is a Doting Dad
In a 2017 interview, Mary's father, who was 71 years old at the time, expressed his joy at having her at his age. Mary's father explained that if he had become a father earlier in his life, he would not have been as responsible because of being heavily focused on his career.
Steve Martin seen on the set of 'Only Murders in the Building' on the Upper West Side on December 3, 2020, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
He highlighted how, at his current age, he had enough time to be actively present in his daughter's life and create a strong bond with her. While Steve desired for his daughter to have a life away from the public eye, he and his family have been occasionally photographed by paparazzi during their outings.
Mary was photographed for the first time in 2014 when her mom stepped out with her to attend a party. Three years later, in 2017, Steve, his wife, and his daughter were spotted heading to the farmers market.