JENNIFER Siebel Newsom is married to California Governor Gavin Newsom, making her the “First Lady” of the Sunshine State.
But Siebel Newsom, 46, is an accomplished filmmaker and actress, appearing in movies such as Rent and Something’s Gotta Give and directing and producing her own documentary films.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is married to Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California[/caption]
Who is Jennifer Siebel Newsom?
Jennifer Siebel Newsom (nee Jennifer Lynn Siebel) was born on June 19, 1974, in San Francisco, California.
Jennifer pursued acting and appeared in a number of high profile projects including the TV show Mad Men and the movie musical adaptation Rent.
After she graduated from Stanford and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Newsom moved on to filmmaking.
She wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 documentary Miss Representation, and 2015 film The Mask You Live In.
When did Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel get married?
California governor Gavin Newsom has been married to actress and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom since 2008.
The pair reportedly met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in October 2006.
The couple announced their engagement in January 2008 and they wed a few months later in July at Jennifer’s parents’ ranch in Stevensville, Montana.
But Newsom’s marriage to Jennifer wasn’t his first high profile relationship.
In the early noughties, Newsom was married to former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel pictured with their children Montana, Hunter, Brooklynn, and Dutch[/caption]
What documentaries has Jennifer made?
Jennifer Siebel is the director, writer, and producer of docu-fil m Miss Representation, which premiered in the documentary competition at Sundance 2011.
The film examines how the media has underrepresented women in positions of power.
She also wrote, produced, and directed The Mask You Live In, her second documentary film.
She raised $101,111 on Kickstarter to fund the production of the film which looks at American society’s definition of masculinity – with it going on to premiere at Sundance 2015.
Gavin Newsom married actress and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom in 2008[/caption]
Is she related to Tom Siebel?
No, Jennifer is not related to tech entrepreneur and billionaire Tom Siebel.
She is the second oldest of five girls and attended Ross Grammar School and The Branson School.
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When she was six, her older sister Stacy died at age eight from a golf cart accident.
Siebel has stated she carries a lot of guilt as she was present at the time of the accident.
How many children do Gavin and Jennifer have?
The Newsoms have four children: Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom, Hunter Siebel Newsom, Brooklynn, and Dutch.