Not every woman married to a rich, famous, and prominent man in the entertainment industry makes a career for herself, let alone a successful one. Tracey McShane did all this after she made a name for herself. Although she is not in the entertainment industry, she may have achieved fame because she is known as the wife of Jon Stewart, but there is more behind Tracey McShane than meets the eye.
Tracey Mcshane Biography
Born August 6, 1967, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Tracey Stewart, originally known as Tracey McShane Rose, is an American author, former veterinary technician, founder of Moomah the magazine, and vice president of the portrait project. The animal rights activist is also known for her book entitled Do to animals: A Friendly Guild to how their lives better. Her book is about the right of animals to live freely without fear.
Tracey graduated from Drexel University with a degree in design and economics. She also worked as a graphic designer, but shortly after her husband Jon took the “Daily Show” job, she went back to school to become a veterinarian. Although she is a successful celebrity as a husband, she is not dependent on his work and achievements. She has her own ambitions and has worked towards and made a name for herself.
Her net worth is certainly not as large as her husband’s, which is worth about $80 million, but her income from her book and set show appearances must have definitely earned her a value of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Family – Husband, Kids
It is no secret that marriages to celebrities often do not last a lifetime, but this one seems to be an exception. The couple met in 1996 on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend. This happened shortly after Tracey retired from a seven-year-old relationship, which is why she hesitated to date Jon on this date at first. But finally, a few years after the start of their date, comedian Tracey proposed marriage through a crossword puzzle created especially for Jon by the New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz. They were married in November 2000 and have been married for over a decade.
Jon Stewart, the American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, and media critic, was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962, in New York, but grew up in New Jersey. He comes from a Jewish family and grew up during the Vietnam War. He is the second of four sons of his parents. His older brother Lawrence was previously the COO of NYSE Euronext. His other brothers are Dan and Matthew. He is best known as the host of the Daily Show from 1999-2015.
He hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards, and in 1993 he launched The Jon Stewart Show on MTV, the first talk show on MTV. He appeared in films such as Half baked (1998) and Big daddy (1999). After Jon left The Jon Stewart Show, he admitted that he wanted to spend more time with his family because his schedule left him little time for his children.
Jon turned down a $50 million-a-year offer from Netflix to spend more time with his family and save his marriage. The former Daily Show host has achieved success in both his career and marriage. He supported his wife when she was arrested for driving with a suspended license. He also promoted his wife’s book, “Do Unto Animals”: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live and How We Can Make Their Lives Better on his show. He described his wife as a funny but friendly person and also a good writer.
McShane and Stewart legally changed their last name to Stewart on June 19, 2001. Apart from her overwhelming love for animals and the fact that she is the wife of a successful, famous comedian, she is also a proud mother of two beautiful children: Nathan Thomas Stewart, born July 3, 2004, and Maggie Rose Stewart, born February 5, 2006, living in Tribeca, Lower Manhattan, New York City.
6 Facts about Jon Stewart’s Wife
- Tracey is a vegetarian.
- Her star sign is Leo.
- She began her career as a graphic designer.
- She is the author of Do Unto Animals.
- She and her husband own a farm that is used as an animal shelter for abused animals, which they bought for 4 million dollars.
- She was arrested in 2005 for driving with a suspended license.