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American actress Bess Armstrong; Know her Journey as a Wife, Mother, and Actress

Updated On 17 Mar, 2019 Published On 08 Nov, 2017
American actress Bess Armstrong; Know her Journey as a Wife, Mother, and Actress

An American film and stage actress Bess Armstrong is known for roles in 1980s popular movies High Road to China, The Four Seasons, Nothing in Common and Jaws 3-D. Recently, we saw her in one of the episodes of American political thriller Scandal. 

The 65-year-old actress has come a long way in her life. She has been married twice and is a mother of two. So, today let us see her journey as a wife, mother, an actress. 

Bess Armstrong: Her Married Life With Husband John Fiedler

Bess is currently living a blissful married life with husband John Fiedler. The duo tied the knot in the year 1985 in an intimate ceremony. 

The couple is together for almost 34 years and in Hollywood, it is nothing less than a miracle. They are still so much in love and have so much respect for each other. 

Actress Bess Armstrong and husband John Fiedler at Spago Restaurant.
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Though the pair live a very private life we can assume that they are blessed with a healthy relationship and we wish them to be as it is for the rest of their life. 

Past Relationship With Chris Carreras

Prior to John, Bess tied the knot to Chris Carreras; a popular film producer in 1983. Her fans were very excited to see Bess and Chris as a couple but the result was beyond the expectation.

Chris Carreras (L) and Director Paul Greengrass attending the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards.
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The estranged couple could hardly manage to be together and divorced soon in 1984 stating some kind of irreconcilable differences.

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The duo, however, hasn't explained all the details about the actual reason behind the separation. 

Bess Armstrong: A Loving Mother of Two

My So-Called Life actress is a mother of two adorable kids Luke, and Samuel with her current husband John. She gave birth to three children but sadly one of them died. 

Her first child, Lucy Chase was born on 22 July 1986. She was severely disabled by birth. Bess tried her best to care and save Lucy but she died within six months on 8 January 1987.


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That was an extreme moment of pain for the actress. She, however, overcame with grief after her first son Luke Allen came on earth a year later.

He was very healthy by birth. The family was ready for yet another good news when Samuel Chase was born on 16 July 1991.

Bess Armstrong: Her Performance On-screen

There are some handful of celebs who live an attractive family life same as depicted in the reel life; Bess is one of them. She has beautifully managed her both personal and professional life.   

Bess started her career in 1975 with a role in Harmony House. Some of her credits include High Road to China, My So-Called Life, Frasier, and House of Lies.

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In these recent years, she's been active in some TV roles including Damien, Longmire, Conviction, and Scandal.

Bess Armstrong: Quick Facts

  • Born on 11 December 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland to the family of Louise Allen and Alexander Armstrong.
  • Her star sign is Sagittarius.
  • Studied the Bryn Mawr School for Girls.
  • Completed her graduation from Brown University in Latin and Theater.
  • Appeared in a number of stage plays during her school times.

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