Anna Marie Tendler is an American writer and makeup artist. She is famous as the wife of comedian John Mulaney. Anna got married to John in the year 2014. As per many, she is an efficient makeup artist, and she also writes for ‘The Daily Face’ blog. She is truly a lover of fine arts who appreciates all forms of creative pursuits. She is a big fan of music and the people associated to the musical field. Adding to it, her love for creativity is well known by her admiration for the artistic talents of dancers, actors, sculptors, and painters as well. Anna has graduated from The New School and has studied writing and psychology.
She is very talented and has also worked with the ‘Glamour’ magazine and in the TV program ‘MTV Style.’ Anna is truly a talented personality of beauty and fashion which is visible from her fascinating makeup routines and hair styles. She is very passionate for makeup and dedicated towards her job, that’s why she is quite successful today. The people who know Anna personally, describe her as a very sweet and humble soul. She is said to be kind and supportive of various charitable organizations. Some even also talk about her fascination about the paranormal world.
Early Life and Education | Anna Marie Tendler
Anna Marie Tendler was born on 9th June 1985. Anna was born in a Jewish family in Bethel, Connecticut, USA. She grew up with her brother named Jesse Ryan Tendler. As per her interview with Architectural Digest, Anna shared that she went to Vidal Sassoon and the Makeup Designory out of high school. She studied photography at Parsons School of Design for a year. Later, she went to The New School to get bachelor’s degree with basic writing and psychology. After completing her Bachelors, she pursued a Master of Arts in Costume Studies from NYU.
Career | Anna Marie Tendler
Anna Marie Tendler started her career in New York city as a makeup artist and hairstylist. In the year 2007, she created her blog in Tumblr under the name ‘The Daily Face’. Soon, her blog became famous, and she eventually joined MTV Style on their styling segments.
Right now, Tendler is quite popular for her makeup and hair tutorials. Her makeup tutorials have been also featured in numerous renowned magazines, such as ‘Glamour’ and ‘HelloGiggles,’ among others.
Anna has also worked in various TV series and comedy specials such as ‘The Old Man and the Seymour,’ ‘John Mulaney: New in Town,’ ‘CollegeHumor Originals,’ ‘John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid’ and ‘Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious, as a makeup artist and hair stylist. Anna has also worked as a host of ‘The Other Side’ for the organization Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.
Currently, Anna Tendler is also running her own business called “Silk Parlor”. Anna’s business is dedicated to the development of hand-crafted Victorian style lampshades.
Personal Life | Anna Marie Tendler
On 5th July 2014, Anna got married to popular comedian John Mulaney. They took their wedding vows at the Onteora Mountain House in New York. Their friend Dan Levy, who is also an actor, officiated the wedding ceremony.
Anna Marie Tendler’ s Artwork
In the year 2021, Anna Tendler posted a photograph on her Instagram page on Mother’s day with the caption, “Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who have chosen unconventional paths of motherhood, and to those for whom the unconventional paths have chosen them.” This was quite an evocative photograph in which a blindfolded Anna Marie is seen sitting in a large bedroom in a flowing black dress and embracing Petunia.
Anna Marie’s photographic series was exhibited at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Brooklyn and, as per the Harper’s Bazaar, some of the art pieces were sold in the mid-six figures prices.
Anna Marie Tendler also taps personal episodes of her life as a reference point in her art. Recently, she posted a photo on Instagram titled as “Red Shirt,” the accompanying caption read, “This is your shirt before I gave it back to you. You look great in red. I bought the same shirt and now I wear that. I don’t look as good in red.” The photo was showing a red shirt hanging from a tree with white daisies dribbling out of its breast pocket. The post was tagged as #theclothesweworebefore.
Controversies | Anna Marie Tendler
There is also a controversy related to Anna because of one of her tweets in the year 2017. On October 11, 2017, Anna Tendler tweeted on social media and accused actor/director Ben Affleck of sexual harassment. As per Anna, Ben Affleck had groped her at the 2014 Golden Globes event. As per her, Ben should apologize for such behavior.
Anna Marie Tendler and John Mulaney’s divorce
Anna Marie Tendler and John Mulaney took their wedding vows on 5th July 2014. They got married at the beautiful Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York.
The couple have been married for 7 years with occasional bumps in their married life. But in year 2021, suddenly they decided to get separated. The news of their divorce soon got spread in the media and various magazines wrote about their divorce. As per the Page Six, John Mulaney was addicted to alcohol and cocaine and he had checked into rehab for 60 days in December 2020 and after three months, he asked for a divorce from his wife. On the other hand, Anna Tendler, through her spokesperson released a statement that she was heartbroken that John had decided to end their marriage. She still wished him support and success as he continued his recovery.
US Weekly also Affirmed about the news to be true in May 2021 that the pair has decided to go on separate ways after nearly seven years of marriage. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” Tendler said in a statement at that time. Also acknowledging Mulaney’s struggle with drug and alcohol addiction she said, “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”
John Mulaney had returned from an in-patient treatment facility three months prior to their divorce news. About the separation, John’s spokesperson told Us in May 2021, “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work”.
After six months, US weekly obtained some records claiming that John had hired three new lawyers, filing to change his representation to John Teitler, Paul Getzels, and Elizabeth White of the firm Teitler & Teitler LLP. Although Anna Marie Tendler and her Ex-husband, Mulaney never had any children, but she retained primary custody of the eight-year-old Petunia.