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Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel. | Source: Getty Images
Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel. | Source: Getty Images

Bill Camp and His Wife Elizabeth Marvel Are a Hollywood Power Couple – Inside Their Marriage

Roshanak Hannani
Jul 23, 2023
05:15 P.M.

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel are a Hollywood power couple who have made their mark in the entertainment industry and found lasting love in each other. With successful careers as actors, they have graced the big screen with their talent and worked together in some notable films.

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Bill Camp is best known for his roles in "Dark Waters," "Skin," and "The Queen's Gambit," while his wife, Elizabeth Marvel, has been in films such as "The Meyerowitz Stories," "Swallow," and "The Dropout."

They married on September 4, 2004, and welcomed their first and only son, Silas, in 2007. The couple has kept their relationship relatively private and has stood the test of time.

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 1, 2022 in New York City.  | Source: Getty Images

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 1, 2022 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

How Bill Camp Met His Wife, Elizabeth Marvel

Bill and Elizabeth met when she was 15, and he had just dropped out of the University of Vermont. The actor who had been accepted to Juilliard went on a road trip with his friends to Colorado.

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During the '80s, Elizabeth attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She was with her teacher, who was friends with Bill and his buddies when she first saw him. Surprisingly, he didn't notice her, but they met again a few years later when he was still in Juilliard, and she was auditioning to get in.

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at the IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at the IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Other kids were nervous, but Bill noticed Elizabeth was calmly smoking and was struck by her confidence. Beth, as he eventually came to call her, got accepted, and Bill was her tour guide. They talked for hours, although they didn't consider it a date.

They often went for coffee, and it wasn't romantic. Their first date happened after Bill graduated, and he came back to school to see a show and ran into Elizabeth, who was working as the usher. Finally, he asked her out, but they went to an inn, where some of her acting classmates were.

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Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp at the 70th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2016 in New York City.  | Source: Getty Images

Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp at the 70th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

They decided to leave because Elizabeth didn't want to share him, as she had admired him from the moment they met at her audition. The actress explained:

"I was hit by a lightning bolt. I've always felt there was something inevitable with him. When he and I could finally have a whole evening, I wasn't going to share it with a bunch of actors."

Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp at the opening night of the play "Almost An Evening" on January 22, 2008 in New York City.  | Source: Getty Images

Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp at the opening night of the play "Almost An Evening" on January 22, 2008 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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The rest seems like history, as the two actors seamlessly settled into their relationship and careers. They've become some of the most talented in the business, playing essential characters that shine subtly.

Their wedding occurred at Stern Grove Park in San Francisco in 2004, with Heron Freed Toor as officiant after 14 years of dating. But Elizabeth once explained that they had been so focused on their careers to get married.

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at The Opening Night of "The Front Page" on Broadway on October 20, 2016 in New York City.  | Source: Getty Images

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at The Opening Night of "The Front Page" on Broadway on October 20, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

But their opinions changed after September 11, 2001, and they finally decided to become more committed to each other. The actress added:

"We're not doing this for a green card or taxes. There's no baby on the way. But, my God, our mothers are happy!"

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Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.  | Source: Getty Images

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel's Careers and Working Together

Bill has been in several movies, including "12 Years a Slave," "Sound of Freedom," and "Birdman." He has starred alongside celebrities like Anya Taylor Joy, Mark Ruffalo, and Anne Hathaway. While his wife is best known for playing Detective Nancy Parras on "The District."

She was also on "House of Cards" and "Homeland." She has starred in roles next to Elizabeth Olsen and Edie Falco. But she and Bill were in "Lincoln" and "Land of Steady Habits." Remarkably, they've become even more prominent as they've aged. Elizabeth stated:

"We got older as streaming platforms hit, and what they churn out is content. They need people to carry the water, and we are water carriers. No muss, no fuss."

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Screenshot of a scene in "The Queen's Gambit" with Bill Camp and child actress Isla Johnston. | Source: Youtube/Still Watching Netflix

Screenshot of a scene in "The Queen's Gambit" with Bill Camp and child actress Isla Johnston. | Source: Youtube/Still Watching Netflix

Elizabeth has also said that Bill is her favorite actor in the world, and they love being around each other. They did theater together in their youth and are often asked to return to the stage. When asked if they give each other notes, the actress said:

"Not a lot. He's really good and makes really good choices, but there are times we give each other a look that says, 'Too much?' or 'Not enough.' We have a shorthand. It's also lovely when you have the normal nerves of landing on a new set to have someone immediately in your corner."

Elizabeth Marvel at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Love & Death" on April 26, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Elizabeth Marvel at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Love & Death" on April 26, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Bill and Elizabeth's Son

Their son, Silas Camp, was born in 2007, and the couple would take him to some of their film sets. Bill shared the experience they had while working on "Lincoln:"

"The thing I remember most was Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln hanging out with our son, Silas, who was five or six. Silas got to meet Abe Lincoln. It was so cool to watch the two of them because my son was so little, and Daniel is so tall. Watching that guy, he is like an extraterrestrial. There is nobody like him that I know."

Silas is already a teenager, and it seems he wants to follow in his parents' big footsteps. He already has credits in " With/In" and " With/In: Volume 2," a compilation of stories about being in lockdown.

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