Jeremy Yaffe

Inside Biography

Jeremy Yaffe gained recognition primarily as the ex-wife of the well-known American playwright, producer, and scriptwriter Alan Arkin. The 88-year-old actor achieved global stardom in Hollywood with notable films like "Rocketeer," "Glengarry Glen Ross," and "Get Smart."

Whether viewed as an advantage or a challenge, being associated with a celebrity often brings attention. Jeremy finds herself in a similar situation, having also gained prominence as the mother of Adam Arkin, another acclaimed actor. Now, let's delve into Jeremy Yaffe's early life, educational background, marriage, and many more.

Early Years

Jeremy, born in 1937 in Massachusetts, USA grew up as the child of George Yaffe and Ninna Yaffe. During her time, as a freshman at Bennington College, she met Alan, who would later become her husband. While attending college Jeremy focused on studying music and dance. Eventually, she decided to leave college and start a chapter of her life in New York alongside Alan.

Jeremy is a citizen. Identifies herself ethnically as white. After exploring acting she transitioned to a career, in nursing. Known for valuing privacy Jeremy chooses not to engage with social media platforms. As of now, sources differ on whether she's 86 or 88 years old.

Death of Alan Arkin

Alan Arkins's passing on June 29, 2023, at the age of 89 in his residence in San Marcos, San Diego, California was a moment for the world. The renowned actor succumbed to congestive heart failure bringing an end to a career that had effects on the entertainment industry.

 Alan Arkin The renowned actor succumbed to congestive heart failure.
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When news of his death spread throughout Hollywood, both fans and admirers took a moment to reflect on the person, behind the roles and the lasting impact he made in the realm of entertainment.

Married Life

Jeremy always kept her life private until she married Alan Arkin, who's an American actor and director. Their relationship began while they were studying at Bennington College in the 1950s.

However, their relationship was disapproved by the college, which resulted in them leaving. They got married in 1955. Unfortunately, Jeremy and Alan faced difficulties, in their marriage which led to their separation.

 Jeremy Yaffe withj her ex-spouse, Alan Arkin. Jeremy and Alan faced difficulties, in their marriage which led to their separation.
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Despite attempts to reconcile they eventually divorced in 1961. After the divorce, Jeremy (Adam Arkin's mother) chose to live a life. There is limited information available about whether she remarried or remained single.

On the other hand, Alan Arkin went on to marry Barbara Dana in 1964; however, this marriage ended in divorce in 1994. Surprisingly he entered into another marriage, with Suzanne Newlander, who was a psychologist in 1996.


Jeremy and Alan although not directly involved in the entertainment industry themselves made a couple. They were blessed with two children from their marriage. Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin. Adam, their son was born on August 19 1956 followed by the birth of their son on March 21, 1960.

Enough both of their children decided to pursue careers in acting like their father. Adam had a career earning three Emmy Awards and four SAG Awards. He gained recognition for his roles, in movies such as "Chicago Hope," "Monk," and "My Louisiana Sky."

 after her divorce from Alan Arkin in 1961 Jeremy maintained connections with both of her sons and played a key role in nurturing their success in Hollywood. After his divorce from Phyllis Lyons, in 2013 Adam Arkin found love again. Married Michelle Dunker.


Throughout her journey, Jeremy Yaffe pursued a career, in nursing assisting in California until her license expired on February 29, 2012. Information about her endeavors has not been disclosed. However, Jeremy gained attention as the spouse of the renowned American actor, director, and screenwriter Alan Arkin.

Alan Arkin's illustrious career has earned him awards and recognition including the Golden Globe Award and the British Academy Film Award. Some noteworthy entries in his filmography include "Calypso Heat Wave" (1957) "Little Murders" (1971) "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006) and "Argo" (2012).

Furthermore, he showcased his talent in the world of animation by lending his voice to the character Wild Knuckles in the 2022 computer-animated film titled "Minions; The Rise of Gru." While Jeremy Yaffe's professional life may be more private her connection to the entertainment industry, through her husband's accomplishments remains an aspect of her public identity.

Physical Appearance

The 86-year-old former celebrity wife maintains an average height and weight consistent with her age. Precise body measurements are undisclosed.

Her fair complexion complements a pair of grey eyes and blonde hair, completing her outer appearance with a timeless elegance that reflects her graceful aging.

Net Worth

Jeremy Yaffe, who was previously married to Alan Arkin and is the mother of actors, like Adam Arkin and Matthew, Arkin doesn't have to worry much about her finances. While her earnings from her work as a nurse aren't extensively documented, it's clear that she receives an amount of support from her divorce settlement. It's estimated that she has amassed a worth of $1 million just like Alisha Wainwright.

Taking a look at Jeremy's support system both of her sons have found success in Hollywood. Her older son, Adam Arkin boasts a worth of $10 million. Similarly, her younger son Matthew is also a millionaire, with a worth of $1 million.

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by Joseph, 18 Jan, 2024

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