Lance Reddick, the renowned actor known for his role in “The Wire,” celebrated a modest wedding with former theater worker Stephanie in 2011. This occurred 12 years after their initial meeting. The bride, Stephanie, opted for a humble approach, donning a $250 dress for the occasion.
The wife of the late actor Lance Reddick shared a quiet and humble life with the Hollywood star for nearly 25 years before his unfortunate passing at the age of 60.
Their unassuming wedding in Minnesota in 2011 reflected their modest lifestyle, occurring over 12 years after their initial meeting when Reddick performed in a theater where she worked.
Despite Reddick’s roles in various blockbusters, including the recent John Wick 4, it appears that he cherished an unpretentious relationship with his spouse.
Despite his co-stars opting for extravagant ceremonies, Stephanie, the wife of Lance Reddick, had only two rules for their wedding. According to MspMag, Stephanie insisted that everyone had to have fun, and the second rule was that Lance couldn’t see her dress before she walked down the aisle. These simple rules reflected their preference for a joyful and intimate celebration.
Lance Reddick and his wife Stephanie exchanged vows in 2011, more than ten years after their initial meeting. They were photographed together at the premiere of “White House Down” in 2013.
This residence, valued at $2.5 million, belonging to Lance Reddick, renowned for his roles in “John Wick” and “The Wire,” is reportedly the location where the 60-year-old actor was found deceased on Friday.
Stephanie, Lance Reddick’s second wife, shared two children with the late actor, Yvonne and Christopher. The couple, who spent most of their days in their elegant $2.5 million mansion in Los Angeles, chose to tie the knot in Minnesota to honor their humble beginnings.
Foregoing an extravagant Hollywood ceremony, they selected the Midwest state where they first met in 1999 while Stephanie was working on the set of the Guthrie Theater. Opting for an intimate celebration with close friends, Stephanie’s understated approach was evident in her choice of floral arrangements and dress.
‘I told (the florist) I didn’t care what the flowers were as long as they were pretty,’ Stephanie shared. ‘She suggested peonies because they were in season at the time. I didn’t even know what color the flowers were going to be until the day of the wedding, and they turned out just gorgeous.’
Maintaining the surprise, Stephanie insisted that Lance couldn’t see her dress before the big day. Despite his Hollywood status, she revealed, ‘I found it online for $250, including shipping. Lance picked it up at the post office, and it fit perfectly. My favorite moment of the wedding day was when my mom saw me in my dress, and she started crying.’
Lance Reddick began his career in the theater five years after earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. His breakthrough came in 2001 with a role in “The Wire,” where he appeared in all 60 episodes alongside stars like Dominic West and Idris Elba. Despite his success in Hollywood, Lance managed to keep his family life private.
Following the tragic news of his passing during a promotional tour for the latest John Wick installment, tributes have poured in for Lance Reddick. Guardians of the Galaxy actor James Gunn expressed, ‘Lance Reddick was an incredibly nice guy and an incredibly talented actor.
Reddick and his wife Stephanie were all smiles at their June 11 Wedding in 2011
Their modest 2011 wedding in Minnesota, more than 12 years after they initially crossed paths when he performed in a theater where she worked, epitomized their unassuming lifestyle.
The couple initially crossed paths at the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota in 1999, where Stephanie worked while Lance was acting in a play.
The couple spent the majority of their time in their classy $2.5 million home, pictured, where they shared two children
These heartfelt tributes reflect the deep impact Lance Reddick had on his colleagues and friends:
- James Gunn expressed, ‘This is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his family, friends, and collaborators.’
- Wendell Pierce, his co-star on The Wire, added, ‘A man of great strength and grace. As talented a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of class. A sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP’