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Jorma Taccone Wife Marielle Heller Is An Acclaimed Director

Jorma Taccone and his wife Marielle Heller attending the Oscars in 2019
Jorma Taccone and his wife Marielle Heller attending the Oscars in 2019( Source : instagram )

Jorma Taccone wife Marielle Heller is a multifaceted artist in the showbiz industry. Marielle got married to Jorma on 30 June 2007.

Born in Berkeley, Jorma is an actor, director, writer, and comedian. His parents, Tony Taccone and Sue Ellen Taccone also belong to a showbiz background.

His little brother Asa Taccone is a musician, producer, and songwriter and leads the band Electric Guest. The siblings were brought up in Berkeley, California.

In The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, Taccone debuted his theatre acting at Saint Mary's College-High School. He debuted in TV movies as a writer in Ka-Blamo!

Jorma Taccone Spouse Marielle Heller Is Into Showbiz Industry

Jorma Taccone wife Marielle Heller is the acclaimed director of The Diary Of A Teenage Girl. Marielle started her professional acting career in 2001.

Marielle Heller, age 43, was born on 1 October 1979 in Marin County, California. Her parents are  Steven Heller and Annie Stiles Heller.

Steven is a retired chiropractor from a Jewish family. He is in the mischief bags business and creates messenger bags with multiple features.

Annie is a retired art teacher and a full-time painter. She had a weekly study session with renowned painter David Dunlop and now represents her art in California landscapes.

Marielle was brought up alongside two siblings, Nate and Emily. Nate is a Musical composer, and Emily is a stand-up comedian and podcast host.

The actress has been a member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 2016.

Jorma and Marielle with their family August 2015
Jorma and Marielle with their family August 2015 ( Source : instagram )

Marielle Career

Heller has been an actor since her childhood days. She was only eight when she went to legit after joining the local youth theatre.

Marielle attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she met Jorma. He then went to London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and participated in theatre arts.

Her first feature film, The Diary Teenage Girl, quickly garnered ecstatic reviews, multiple awards, and nominations in different categories. The 2002 graphic novel title The Diary of a Teenage girl based film has her directing and writing credits.

Heller has bagged several fellowships, including the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship, the 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship, and the Maryland Film Festival Fellowship.

According to her IMDB, Marielle has seven credits as a director. She directed What the Constitution Means to Me, Casual and Transparent. She also direct Can You Ever Forgive Me? based on the memoir of Lee Israel.

Her acting credits include her role as Alma Wheatley in The Queen's Gambit, Mari Gotteskind in A Walk Among the Tombstones, Heather in The All-for-Nots, and Carrie in Spin City. She debuted her acting career with White Power in 2001.

Jorma And Marielle Relationship At A Glance

Jorma Taccone and Marielle Heller married on on 30 June 2007. The couple resides in New York with their son Wylie Red Heller Taccone and daughter.

They met at the University of California in Los Angeles while studying. The college sweethearts have been together for almost two decades.

The Couple Have Two Children

Jorma with his partner and son in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jorma with his partner and son in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ( Source : instagram )

Jorma and Marielle welcomed their first child, Wylie Red Heller Taccone, in December 2014. He was born five weeks before Diary premiered at Sundance in 2015.

Jorma and Marielle have a rule that if one gets a big project, the other has to be at home as the primary parent. He often splits his time between Brooklyn and Berkeley, taking over childcare duties.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, they welcomed their second child in August 2020.

Jorma wrote a new children’s book, Little Fox and the Wild Imagination. The book includes his baby popstar son Wylie.

As per Datebooks, his parents propped his head over a green screen and then cropped him to someone else's body playing drums. He was six months when he got his first paycheck of $125.

In 2018, Jorma shared a family picture with his partner and son posing weirdly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He penned, "The pirates lost though."

Jorma Inspired Marielle To Act Again After Almost Decade Long Break

Jorma and Marielle with their son Wylie Red Heller Taccone in Halloween 2018
Jorma and Marielle with their son Wylie Red Heller Taccone in Halloween 2018 ( Source : instagram )

After graduating from UCLA, she auditioned for roles in TV procedurals, but it started getting depressing. She then gave up acting and started her career in writing and directing.

Years later, Jorma reminded her of a sad Broadway conversation of her saying not to act again and insisting her start acting again. Heller took the role of Alma in the TV series The Queen's Gambit as Beth(Anya Taylor-Joy)'s mother.

The actress often credits her nuts and bolts of direction to her partner Jorman.

They Are Each Other's Plus One At Every Event

Jorma and Marielle at The 92nd Oscars
Jorma and Marielle at The 92nd Oscars ( Source : instagram )

The pair attended the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland in February 2020 in Hollywood, California. Marielle flaunted her baby bump with her second child on the red carpet.

Jorma also joined the Premiere of Universal Pictures' "Land of the Lost" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 2009 with Marielle.

Marielle attended the Oscars 2019 with Jorma. She was seen flaunting her shimmery white long gown with Jorma by her side in a dashing black suit.