American actor Sean Astin is best known for his role as Sam in the critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings film series. Additionally, he has gained fame for her appearances in multiple other movies and TV series, including Kangaroo Court and Stranger Things.

For the past 30 years, the actor has been married to Christine Harrell. The married couple first met in 1990 while Christine worked at a Beverley Hills advertising agency. Astin was nineteen at the time, and Harrell was twenty-two.

They moved in together, traveled to Asia, backpacked across Europe, and fell madly in love. Later, the couple got married on July 11, 1992. To bless the newlyweds, both sides’ families and close friends were present at the wedding ceremony.

As of now, the love birds have been married for nearly three decades, and their love for each other and their marriage is still strong. They have a good understanding between them, which is the foundation of a good relationship.

According to People, Astin witnessed her mother’s depression before her divorce from his father, John Astin. As a result, the actor may exercise extreme caution in maintaining his relationship, and he understands the value of family and being together.

Sean Astin’s wife is a former pageant queen

Harrell has been interested in modeling since she was a child. When she was 17, in 1984, she was crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA. She later relocated to Los Angeles from Indiana and continued modeling.

Astin’s wife started her career in the entertainment industry as an Executive Assistant at Special Artists Agency. She assisted Elizabeth Dalling, CEO, senior partner, and head of international and celebrity representation.

Moreover, the model has been in community services. She has worked with the Greater Los Angeles Girl Scouts and the city government to beautify the city.

Currently, Harrell is the CFO and Vice President of Lava Entertainment. She has been with the company since 1992, and her husband is the CEO and President. As a result, Christine’s net worth must be substantial.

Christine Harrell produced the short film Kangaroo Court with his husband, Sean Astin.

Christine Harrell produced the short film Kangaroo Court with his husband, Sean Astin. (Source: Twitter)

After marrying Astin, Harrell worked with her husband to produce the short film Kangaroo Court in 1994, for which they were nominated for an Oscar.

A couple of years ago, in September 2018, the actor announced they had spent the previous ten years working on a full-length film based on Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning novel Number the Stars. However, the film is yet to be released.

Christine Harrell is the mother of three beautiful daughters

As previously stated, Astin and Harrell have been married for 30 years, during which time they welcomed three children, all of whom are girls.

The couple welcomed their first child, Alexandra Louise Astin, also known as Ali Astin, on November 27, 1996. They welcomed their second daughter, Elizabeth Louise Astin, on August 6, 2002, and Isabella Louise Astin, on July 22, 2005.

All their daughters are grown up and doing well in life. Harrell’s eldest daughter has plates as Eleanor Gamgee, Sam’s daughter, in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She has also appeared in other projects and appears to have pursued acting as a career.

The family is currently residing in Los Angeles, California. They do, however, return to Harrell’s hometown of Northwest Indiana on occasion.

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