Nichole Beattie is a film writer and producer who is famous for some of her works including The Walking Dead and For All Mankind. Her career path is one that has been decorated with many achievements considering the number of works she has handled over the years and also the successes recorded.
In her personal life, however, she has come to be known as the former wife of highly talented American actor and comedian, Michael Rapaport. The pair got married in 2000 but after only 7 years and two children, the marriage ended in divorce. Many years later, there are still questions regarding what actually happened between the two former lovers.
Who Is Nichole Beattie?
Nichole Beattie is not one of those that would need any form of introduction in Hollywood. A writer and producer, she was born on November 19, 1976, in Minneapolis, in the United States. She was brought up by her parents David and Melody Beattie who were a counselor and a writer respectively. She was still a young girl when the marriage between her parents ended in divorce.
Following the breakup of her parents, it was her mother that continued to raise her and her brother as her father suffered from alcoholism and later died.
She attended Arizona State University before she started her career in the early to mid-2000s. She has since gained fame for some of her works including Prime Suspect which she co-produced in 2011, the aforementioned series, The Walking Dead which she wrote and produced, and Beyond which she also produced among others.
She has since been nominated for some awards including Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie Deadwood (2019), the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Writing in a Drama Series The Walking Dead (2010) as well as PGA Awards for Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures Deadwood (2019)
How Nichole Beattie and Micahel Met And Got Married
The love story of Nichole Beattie and Michael Rapaport is not one that has ever been explicitly told. However, it is known that the pair met in the late 1990s after the actor got out of a relationship that ended in a controversial circumstance.
The Walking Dead writer and Michael dated for a while before they got married on 15 January 2000. While there is no much details about how the wedding ceremony went down, it is known that the marriage showed all the signs of lasting a long time, but that was not to be.
Their Marriage Produced Two Wonderful Children
In 2000, the same year that Nichole and Michael got married, they had their first child Julian Ali Rapaport. Now over 20 years old, Julian doesn’t seem to be interested in following in the footsteps of his famous parents. More so, he has continued to lead a very private life away from the public domain.
Two years after the birth of their first child, the couple had another child, Maceo Shane Rapaport in 2002. Also an adult, the career path he has chosen is still not clear, but he has also maintained a private life like his brother. It is revealed that he was named after Vincent Mason aka Maseo of De La Soul.
Nichole Beattie And Michael Rapaport Divorced In 2007
The marriage between the two was not one to last forever as after only 7 years, it came to an end in divorce. Before she filed for divorce, it was reported in 2004 that she filed for separation from her husband after only four years of marriage in 2004. At the time, their first son Julian was only 4 while Maceo was just 2.
With that said, it was in 2007 that the union finally ended and they finalized their divorce. Following the legal end of their union, the two were given joint custody of their kids.
Is Nichole Now Married Again?
Since the end of her marriage to Michael, Nichole has continued to remain unmarried, although there is no information on whether she has dated anyone else apart from her former husband.
Michael on the other hand has tied the knot for a second time. The actor who has appeared in more than 70 films and TV shows has since married actress, Kebe Dunn. The pair once dated in the 1990s before they broke up and so it was easy for them to come back again after his marriage ended.
Kebe Dunn and Michael Rapaport got married in 2016 and since then, they have continued to maintain a close relationship. They are yet to have any children together and there is no indication that they may want children.
Before Michael got married to Nichole and then Dunn, he once had a very controversial past with actress Lili Taylor. The two dated in the 1990s before the relationship later ended. The actor continued to call her after the relationship ended and according to her, he would come to her house in the middle of the night, banging on her window. Annoyed by the behavior, the actress reported him to the authority and a judge issued a protection order against him.