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Is Christopher Walken Married? Get To Know Georgianne, His Wife of More than 50 Years

Titi Dokubo
May 13, 2022
08:32 A.M.
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Christopher Walken is an Academy Award-winning actor who has starred in various roles in movies including "Catch Me If You Can," "Brainstorm," "The Deer Hunter," "Hairspray," "A View to a Kill," "Pulp Fiction," among other blockbusters.

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In May 2022, Canadian filmmaker, Denis Villeneuve, revealed that the spectacular actor would join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary's "Dune: Part Two."

For the Oscar-nominated space epic, Christopher Walken will reportedly play the role of the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV and is the latest actor to join the all-star ensemble.

Christopher Walken at the screening of "Heaven’s Gate" on June 23, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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Christopher will join recently announced cast members Florence Pugh and Austin Butler in addition to Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Josh Brolin. They will reprise their roles as production begins in the fall.

The actor, known never to turn down any role, remains successful and admired by fans after many decades of acting. While he is famous in front of the camera, his wife Georgianne Walken has built a name for herself behind the scenes.

Christopher Walken at the premiere of "The Family Fang" during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 16, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS CHRISTOPHER WALKEN'S WIFE OF 50 YEARS? GET TO KNOW GEORGIANNE WALKEN

Georgianne, born on February 8, 1944, has worked as a casting director for films and TV shows like "Gardener of Eden," "The Sopranos," "Blind Date," and "King of the Jungle," and more.

In 1963, she acted with her husband in "West Side Story" and opposite him in the 1983 "Brainstorm." The Emmy award-winning casting director also has one acting credit in "The Sopranos" in 2006.

Christopher Walken and Georgianne Walken at a party for the Opening Night of "Edmund Kean" circa 1983 | Source: Getty Images

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HOW DID CHRISTOPHER WALKEN MEET HIS WIFE? WHEN DID THEY GET MARRIED?

When the couple met in 1963, Georgianne was an actress and a dancer. They starred in "West Side Story" while touring, where she played his girlfriend.

Georgianne said she had never met anyone like him before because he had his future together, and she could tell that he would get better.

Christopher Walken and Georgianne Walken at the New York premiere of "Hairspray" on July 16, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

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In 1969, they tied the knot, and Georgianne finds her marriage to Christopher interesting because he constantly plays a different person. She said:

"You're always living with a different person. He never tells me what part he's playing when he's getting ready. It just descends on me one day."

The actress turned casting director, who takes delight in her husband's many roles, further revealed that there is always a twinkle in his eyes, no matter how scary his role is.

Christopher Walken and Georgianne Walken at the Friars Foundation Gala honoring Robert De Niro and Carlos Slim on October 7, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

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DOES CHRISTOPHER WALKEN HAVE ANY KIDS?

Despite being married for over five decades, Christopher says his life is quite conservative as he does not have hobbies, or children, does not care to travel and has never had a big social life.

Christopher has always been open about his decision not to have children. He knew that his successful career would not have been possible if he had children.

Christopher Walken and Georgianne Walken at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival opening night dinner on April 21, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

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The actor believed he made a good decision with his wife, who was on board with his decision. He said:

"I'm sure many of the kids I knew as a child would have continued in show business, but they had kids of their own, had to do something dependable. I didn't, so I could get by even in periods of unemployment."

Even though Christopher and Georgianne do not have children, they have responsibilities as they have their cats to look after and his brothers' children, who keep him busy when they visit.

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