It is a common saying that love is blind, and sometimes we don’t really choose who we fall in love with. This makes love unpredictable, and the choice the heart makes is usually uncontrollable. This of course justifies the proverb: “The heart wants what the heart wants”. Stephanie Allynne and her heart made a choice that she herself never foresaw. Although she had never gone out with a woman before meeting her spouse and was so certain that she was heterosexual, she eventually fell in love with the lesbian comedian Tig Notaro, and now the two share a house as a married couple and mothers of lovely twin sons. In this article, we will reveal some interesting facts about the popular actress and her partner, whom you may not yet know.
Who Is Stephanie Allynne?
Stephanie Allynne is an American actress, writer, and comedian. She was born on September 19, 1986, in Claremont, California. Her family later moved to New York, more precisely to Buffalo, where she lived for a while before she finally moved to the city of Los Angeles after reaching the age of majority. She still resides in the Californian city today.
Stephanie studied at the Hugh School and then studied English Literature at Howard University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University.
From the beginning, Stephanie always wanted to enter show business and this influenced her decision to move to LA, the show business capital of the world. Stephanie Allynne moved to Los Angeles with the sole intention of becoming an actress, but when she arrived there, improvisation and sketch comedy stole her attention and lured her into joining the Upright Citizen Brigade. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has not only focused on comedy but has also fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming an actress.
In 2012 Stephanie Allynne played the role of Paige in her debut film in the short Tomorrow. Between her film debut year and the following year, she appeared in several other short films, such as In a World… as Nancy, in Turkey Day as Jane, in K.I.T. as C.J., in Gregory Go Boom as Willie, in The Boyfriend Experience: Girls and Ribs as James’ GF; and in Librarians as Lisa.
She also starred in TV shows such as USB Comedy Originals, Funny or Die, The Midnight Show, Key, and People, Happy Endings, Up All Night, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Birthday Boys, Guy Code, One Mississippi, Twin Peaks, Love, Room 104, and Dream Corp, LLC.
Allynne wrote the Amazon television series One Mississippi, in which she starred with Tig Notaro. The television series is a semi-autobiography of the lives of Stephanie and her lesbian partner. In the series, Stephanie was cast as Kate in 10 of 12 published episodes.
Meet Her Spouse – Tig Notaro
Stephanie Allynne is married to Tig Notaro, an American comedian, actor, and podcast host. She was born on March 24, 1971, as Mathilde O’Callaghan Notaro in Jackson, Mississippi. Tig was not a schoolgirl; she dropped out of high school after skipping three grades. She later earned her GED in 1990 while living in Texas. Her name “Tig” was nicknamed by her older brother Renaud Notaro when she was a toddler. Since then she has adopted the name and is now popularly known by that name.
As an actress, Tig has appeared in a variety of films and television shows, including the Tig series, In a World…, Punching Henry, Dog Days, Instant Family, In the Motherhood, One Mississippi, and Star Trek: Discovery.
How Did Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro Meet?
The lesbian couple met for the first time on the set of In a world… in which they both played the lead role. They met for a while and on January 1, 2015, Tig Stephanie proposed and they got engaged. Neither Tig nor Stephanie knew beforehand that they would be dating someone of the same sex.
Both had experienced a turn of events in their previous relationship with men. Stephanie had not even been in a long-term relationship with a man before they met.
The two finally got married 10 months after they met, on October 24, 2015. The couple welcomed their twin sons Mac and Finn on January 26, 2016, and their children were conceived through surrogacy using Stephanie’s eggs.