Known for being a perfectionist in every project he is involved in, American actor Edward Norton has been captivating the audience and critics alike through his movies for more than two decades. So, it’s only fair that for someone like the actor Edward Norton who is bound for greatness, someone with equal greatness would have been a perfect match.
When Shauna Robertson first met actor Edward Norton, he was already walking down the road to become one of the greatest actors of this generation. Despite the success of her partner hovering around her, Shauna herself has quite a strong portfolio as a producer working for movies like Anchorman, The 40-year old Virgin, Superbad and many more.
Shauna has gathered huge fan followings through her work. In addition, her relationship with Edward Norton has also significantly increased her fan base. Shauna Robertson is the wife of Edward. They are one of the most secretive couples in the industry who have excelled in hiding their personal details. So what else do we know about Edward Norton’s Wife, Shauna Robertson? Let’s find out.
Shauna Robertson is a High School Drop Out
Shauna Weinberg Robertson, the Canadian producer was born on 18th December 1974 in Toronto, Canada. She was raised by her parents in Markham, Ontario. Her father Michael Robertson was a hang-gliding instructor while her mother was a yoga teacher based in Toronto. Her father was a minor celebrity who once performed a hang-gliding show from the top of CN tower. Robertson spent most of her childhood days at Camp Tamakwa in Algonquin Park along with her two sisters.
Very little about her educational life is known except the fact that she was a college dropout. At the tender of 16, she left her school in order to follow her interest. Shauna had an interest in the movies from her teenage days.
She was born in a family where one was taught to follow the passion no matter what. Following this value, she moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of the Canadian High School.
Shauna Works in Hollywood as a Producer
Shauna Robertson has marked her name as one of the leading producers in Hollywood. Many young girls take her as an inspiration to stand unique among the crowds. She hasn’t received success by fate. She has struggled a lot to get to this point. Shauna gives all credits to her unconcerned parents. Once in an interview, she told:
“It’s good early training to have an incredibly irresponsible family. It forces a young person to take responsibility, to be organized.”
Though she was not academically good, she has an ace in her professional career. After leaving college, she shifted to Los Angeles in search of a break. Her hunt finally ended when she got the chance to work as an assistant with producer and director Mike Binder. She had met him at Camp Tamakwa in 1993 while filming for the movie Indian Summer. After that, she slowly enlarged her list of working with famous directors that include Hart Bochner, Jay Roach, and Adam McKay.
Robertson kick-started her career as an associate producer with the comedy-drama movie “Mystery, Alaska” in 1999. The following year she co-produced the movie “Meet the Parents” with Jay Roach in 2000. Then, her projects went on increasing. Furthermore, when Shauna was working with Adam on the movie Elf, she met Will Ferrell. He introduced her with actor Judd Apatow on the sets of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” The movie is considered one of the best comedy movies produced in the 2000s. Likewise, she worked as the executive producer on a direct-to-video movie ‘Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.”
Shauna has collaborated with Apatow on many movies. She has made a series of movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), and Pineapple Express. Apatow has been really impressed by the way Shauna’s efforts. He told:
“Shauna is obsessed with getting every detail correct. She is the rare woman who always wants to take the joke farther than any man wants to go. All nudity in my films is a result of Shauna pushing me and calling me a wimp. If it wasn’t for her I would be making ‘Bratz 2’.
Shauna has witnessed the success of climbing up the stairs. By now, she is one woman who has the capacity to balance out the male humor in movies. She has started her journey as an assistant director. Then she went on paving the road to reach her goal. She defines her job as:
“I think one of the producer’s greatest talents is to be able to listen to a bunch of conversations going on at once- the grips and electricians talking to one another, the talent talking to director over my shoulder. Everyone’s problems become my problem, so I can figure them out before they become each other’s’ problem.”
Her work has helped her to make a name in the industry. Not only this, but she has also met her better half all because of her career path. Had she not been in the industry, she wouldn’t have encountered Edward Norton.
She Had a Secret Wedding with Edward Norton
Shauna Robertson gained more popularity when she got hitched by Edward Norton. For those who don’t know Edward, he is an American actor, filmmaker, and activist. He has appeared in movies like the Kingdom of Heaven, The Incredible Hulk, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Illusionist, and so on. Edward has been nominated for three Academy Awards.
Shauna and Edward are among the most secretive couples in Hollywood. The duo started dating back in 2007. Nobody knows how they started dating and crossed each other’s path until today. They have done masters in hiding their personal life issues from the public eye. However, when you belong to the world of the camera, you can’t escape from their sharp eyes no matter how hard you try. The tabloids reported that they got engaged in 2011 after dating for six years. Their engagement was a private affair. Just like the engagement ceremony, their wedding too was a private affair. As per US Daily, the couple got married in 2012 before the arrival of their baby. No further information about their wedding is known.
Shauna and Norton are Parents to Baby Boy: Atlas Norton
The happy couple gave birth to their first child back in March 2013. A close source told them they were really thrilled and excited about parenthood. The couple remained closed-mouth about their son’s name and the fact that they even had a son. Nevertheless, the baby’s name was revealed two years after his birth to the public. Shauna and Edward had named their boy Atlas Norton.
In 2016, the Mail Online reported that Edward was found holding a baby carefully and it was suspected that it was the couple’s second child. But when asked, they replied silence speaks thousands of words. Well, it’s been three years and it’s still not known whether they had really welcomed their second child or not. As of now, they call themselves only the parents of their lovely son Atlas.
Edward and Shauna Are Regarded as The Philanthropy Power Couple
Robertson and Edward have involved themselves in charity works. They have launched an innovative profit website called “CrowdRise” in 2010. It uses crowdsourcing to drive fundraising for philanthropic works. They have launched the website with Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe. Till now the site has launched $150 million.
How Rich Is Shauna Robertson?
Shauna Robertson is a well-known producer who has produced many hit movies. She has frequently collaborated with Judd Apatow. From her professional career, she has been able to accumulate $35 million as net worth. Her net worth may increase in the days to come as she is still active in her profession. On the other hand, her husband has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Shauna with her family enjoys vacations on beaches and is living a lavishing lifestyle.
She is very supportive of her husband’s career
Both Shauna and her husband are notoriously private people. Not much outside what they want to be publicized is ever out in the public. That being said, one thing that has remained the same throughout the course of their relationship is the support system she has built for her husband.
She is seen accompanying her husband during many movie premieres and red carpet events. During the debut night of Edward’s 2019 passion project ‘Motherless Brooklyne’ which took about 20 years in development, Shauna walked hand in hand with Edward and was seen to be extremely proud of her husband.
In October 2022, Shauna accompanied her husband Edward Norton to the London premiere of the movie ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’, the highly anticipated sequel of the 2019 movie ‘Knives Out’ starring Daniel Craig. This was a rare appearance for the couple as both of them enjoy time away from the limelight. However it is to no one’s surprise that Shauna would step out to support her husband’s new film.