Laura Linney (Laura Leggett Linney) is a well known American actress and singer. She is one of the most acclaimed actresses of her time, having received four Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. She received accolades through her exceptional performance in sitcoms/movies such as Wild Iris(2001), Fraiser (2003-2004), John Adams (2008), and The Big C. Apart from these works, she has also played in dramas and movies like You Can Count On Me, Kinsey, Primal Fear, The Nanny Diaries, Mr.Holmes, The Savages, etc. But Linney is currently most famous for her role as Wendy Byrde in the Netflix series Ozark.
Laura Linney, born on February 5, 1964, had started her career in the early 1990s. Since then, she has reached new heights every day, which is known to all, so let’s take a peek into her personal life. Laura met her husband, Marc Schauer, during the Telluride Festival and eventually started dating. In 2009, the couple’s relationship culminated into marriage. If you are the Ozark actress’s fan, you probably know about the new addition to her family, and this is what we are going to talk about. Let’s know how Laura Linney’s Son, Bennett Armistead Schauer, is bringing joy to the first time mom Linney and dad Marc’s life.
Bennett Armistead Schauer – Laura Linney’s Son At The Age Of 49
The actress Laura Linney and husband Marc Schauer welcomed their first child on January 8, 2014. The couple was very happy to finally welcome their child, but it was a big concern for many people as Laura was 49 at the time of pregnancy. Laura decided to give her child the middle name ‘Armistead’ in honor of Armistead Maupin, the author of Tales of the City. Linney describes Maupin as ‘the fiercely intelligent, amazing Maupin.’
As of now, Bennett Armistead Schauer is 7 years old and is living a happy life with his celebrity mother and father, who is a real estate agent. As his mother’s work demands lots of time away from home, his father Marc spends most of the time with him. However, Linney prioritizes her son and family over her work. Little Bennett is often spotted traveling along with his mom and dad.
Continue reading the article if you want to know why Laura and Marc took so long to expand their family.
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How Linney’s Son Bennett Is Bringing Joy To First Time Mom Linney And Dad Marc’s Life?
As aforementioned, Laure Linney was 49 at the time of Bennett’s birth. This was certainly a health risk, but Laura decided to take it. You might be thinking why Laura and Marc did not try it earlier, but they had been trying all those years. But that’s how chronology worked for the couple.
The new mom described it as the most wonderful experience and is currently cherishing the first experience of her motherhood. Her favorite experience so far was seeing Bennett Armistead Schauer asking people if they were happy. The little one asked this question to everyone he came across. What would be the meaning of happiness for a then two-year-old be?
Why Did Laura Keep The Pregnancy A Secret?
Laura Linney did not intentionally hide her pregnancy. But yes, she did not publicly announce the good news because she feared miscarriage. She wanted the baby to arrive before she announced her pregnancy.
Laura, herself, never considered her pregnancy as a secret. She attended events even during her eighth month of pregnancy. Howbeit, she was there in bump-concealing outfits.
Furthermore, Laura is also pretty concerned with her child’s privacy. She is yet to reveal her kid’s face. We can see that she rarely posts about her son on her social media too.
Name Meaning – Bennett Armistead Schauer
The name ‘Bennett’ is a name of Old French origin, and it means ‘blessed.’ And ‘Armistead’ is a name of English origin, meaning ‘hermit’s place.’