Molly Shannon, a side-splitting comedian, is one of the most beloved and recognizable stars in comedy. She kept viewers glued to their TVs every time Saturday Night Live’s Mary Katherine Gallagher came on screen.
Shannon, currently starring on HBO Max's The Other Two, opened up about the heartbreaking tragedy that struck her mother, sister, and cousin in a car crash when she was just a girl (4-year-old). The accident shaped her from a very young age.
Moreover, she appeared on The Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon on 25th August 2021, leaving Jimmy in tears with her exceptional skills with fake crying.
Soon her fans wondered about her family life, married life. Yes, she is a married woman and is married to her husband, Fritz Chesnut.
In this article, let’s learn about her life partner Fritz.
Who Is Fritz Chesnut?
Fritz Chesnut and Molly Shannon have been marreid since 2004. Chesnut is known for his paintings inspired by cosmic phenomena, oil spills, waves, and other aquatic and geologic formations.
His paintings are made on horizontally placed canvas where the poured paint coalesces, and he intervenes by lifting and tilting the canvas.
Fritz’s work has been known to filter the history of modern abstraction through immersion in a psychedelic Southern California surf culture. His work is for sale on www.artsy.net. His works have also been seen at LAXART, Pepin-Moore, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, The Bronx Museum, and White Columns.
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Chesnut also had solo exhibitions at c.nichols projects, Los Angeles, at CULT. Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco, Country Club in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, and Bellwether Gallery in New York.
He has also been seen in the background of Steven Soderbergh’s film The Girlfriend Experience.
Fritz once said that his and his wife Molly’s work are different, and they seldom directly inspire each other bit sometimes he reads her scripts and gives pretty strong opinions. He also cited that their works sometimes intersect when they attend museum galas together.
Fritz has an estimated net worth of $3 million; meanwhile, Molly has $7 million.
Wedding & Children
Fritz and Molly first met in 2000 on a blind date set up by a friend and got married on 29th May 2004. The couple held their wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara, attended by their friends and family.
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A year later their wedding, they welcomed their daughter, Stella. And later welcomed a son named Nolan.
In September 2019, Fritz and Molly celebrated their daughter's sweet sixteen.
Facts On Chesnut
- Fritz Chesnut was born on 3rd April 1973 in Santa Fe in New Mexico.
- He is the son of well-educated parents. His mother earned Ph.D. in art education, and his father has a Master’s in German and studied music.
- Fritz, 48, was exposed to art at a very young age, and as a result, his parents supported him to study art and become an artist.
- He received his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1995 and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
- Fritz stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters), and his wife stands at 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).