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Naomi Yomtov — Meet Bob Odenkirk's Successful Wife

Bettina Dizon
Aug 02, 2022
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Bob Odenkirk's wife, Naomi Yomtov, also works in the entertainment industry and is a star in her own right. Here's what the "Better Call Saul" actor's spouse does behind the scenes.

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Bob Odenkirk made headlines after suffering from a heart attack while filming the hit series "Better Call Saul." The actor later aired his heartfelt thank you to the fans who supported him after the incident through social media.

Since the incident happened on set, Odenkirk's family was not around. However, they immediately rushed to his side upon finding out.

Bob Odenkirk and Naomi Yomtov during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Bob Odenkirk and Naomi Yomtov during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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"Thank You to you, whoever you are," he wrote on social media to those who had a "wave of goodwill and warmth towards [him]."

Naomi Yomtov has been with him even before becoming famous. Here's a look at her life behind closed doors.

NAOMI YOMTOV IS A POWERFUL WOMAN BEHIND THE SCENES

Yomtov is also in the entertainment industry but works behind the cameras as a producer and talent manager, working with several actors and comedy writers. Her film credits include "Summer in Argyle," "No Hard Feelings," "W/ Bob and David," "How to Cheat on Your Wife," "Atom TV," and "Let's Do This."

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Yomtov also works as her husband's manager, which caused a strain in their marriage at first. "It's hard," Bob said. "We figured it out years ago, but it was very hard for a long time." Since becoming a talent manager, Yumtov has handled the likes of Bill Hader, Jenna Fischer, Kristen Wiig, and Derek Waters.

Naomi Odenkirk and Bob Odenkirk during the "Better Call Saul" Season 2 Premiere at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on February 2, 2016, in Culver City, California. | Source: Getty Images

Naomi Odenkirk and Bob Odenkirk during the "Better Call Saul" Season 2 Premiere at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on February 2, 2016, in Culver City, California. | Source: Getty Images

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One of her significant accomplishments in her husband's career is convincing him to take the role of Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad" and later in AMC's "Better Call Saul."

NAOMI YOMTOV AND BOB ODENKIRK'S RELATIONSHIP

Yomtov met her husband in 1994 while he had a comedy show in West Hollywood. She already had a crush on Odenkirk shortly after, although she did not want to meet him. When the time came for them to be introduced, the actor seemed uninterested.

Their path crossed again in Santa Monica, and that's when she felt him notice her. Their relationship escalated, and in 1997, the couple tied the knot. The couple share two kids, Nathan and Erin.

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Bob Odenkirk and Naomi Yomtov attend the premiere of "Better Call Saul" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on January 29, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Bob Odenkirk and Naomi Yomtov attend the premiere of "Better Call Saul" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on January 29, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Nathan, born in 1998, followed in his father's footsteps as an actor and made his on-screen debut in the 2003 film "Melvin Goes to Dinner." He also appeared in the short film "Scrub." Nathan is also a comedy writer, with work regularly published in The New Yorker.

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Two years after his birth, the couple welcomed a daughter, Erin. Although not much is known about Erin, she and her brother's opinions were significant in Odenkirk's acceptance of "Better Call Saul." Their family did not want to be apart for long.

BOB ODENKIRK HAS BEEN RESUSCITATED THREE TIMES

Odenkirk is undoubtedly grateful to have another chance to live following his nearly-fatal heart attack. When Odenkirk was brought back to life, he did not recall having a heart attack. However, his daughter helped him know what happened while he wasn't awake.

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The incident made him change his outlook on life and appreciate it more. "I have to change my life. I have to stop whatever," he said. "I have to keep going. This is great."

The actor knew he had heart problems in 2018, but when he sought advice from two doctors, they disagreed on treatment. Instead, he waited to see any improvement, which only got him a heart attack and three resuscitations.

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