Mark Hamill is in the news for his phenomenal acting in The Fall of The House of Usher. However, if it weren’t for his wife, Marilou York, we would have never seen him in this brilliant horror drama.

The 72-year-old revealed in an interview that York pushed him to take on the role, even though she’s not a big fan of the horror genre herself.

The couple has been together for nearly 45 years. And their love story is a real meet-cute!

Scroll below to read their glorious love story and check out the vintage wedding photos.

How Did Mark Hamill and Marilou York Meet?

Marilou and Hamill didn’t have a torrid Hollywood romance. The Star Wars actor met York when she was working as a dental hygienist in Westwood, Los Angeles. 

“She came into the waiting room in jeans, white coat, breasts like melons, looking like a Vargas painting,” Mark told People magazine in 1981. “I said, ‘They let you dress like that at work? ‘She said, ‘Yeah. Next.’”

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Luke Skywalker actor Hamill had something special planned for their first date.

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“I took her to Annie Hall to see if she had a sense of humor. I dropped women if they didn’t.


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There was a close-up of a minor character curling his lips back from his teeth. She leaned over to me and whispered, ‘Bad caps.’”

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It was ‘love at first laugh,’ he said.

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Mark and Marilou exchanged vows on December 17, 1978, when he was 26 and she was 23.

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It was despite the fact they had known each other for less than a year.


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Is Mark Hamill Still Married?

Yes, Mark Hamill and Marilou have been together since 1978. Mark Hamill’s wife, Marilou, is a CFO in his company, Amazing Invisible Inc.

They currently live in Malibu, California, and have three kids – Nathan (born 1979), Griffin (1983), and Chelsea Elizabeth (1988).


All three of Mark Hamill’s children made a brief cameo in The Last Jedi in 2017.

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“I just was lucky I found the right person. If you’re lucky enough to find your soulmate, you have to keep your fingers crossed.”

Mark did an “Ask me anything” session on Reddit, where he wrote, “When you go through tricky periods, you have to work on it, and having children helps because you know you’re trying to find a way to make everyone happy.”

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“She makes the ordinary seem extraordinary, and I just want to thank her for being my everything.”

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What Happened to Mark Hamill?

The actor rose to fame for portraying Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise. His last role as Skywalker was in 2017 in The Last Jedi

He is also quite renowned for his voice-acting work. Mark has lent his voice to various animated series, video games, and films. His best-known voice acting work is, undoubtedly, the Joker in the Batman animated series, films, and video games. Who can forget the Joker’s eerie laughter? Mark Hamill turned it into the most recognizable sound!


Recently, Hamill voiced the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.

His non-Star Wars projects include the dark comedy film Knives Out (2019), and voice acting for video games Kingdom Hearts series and Call of Duty.

How old was Mark Hamill in Star Wars: A New Hope?

Mark Hamill was born on September 25, 1951, and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released in 1977. That means Mark Hamill was 25 years old when he played the role of Luke Skywalker in the movie.

Did Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill Get Along?

In his own words, Mark Hammil says that he had a ‘tumultuous’ relationship with his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher.

“Carrie and I were attracted to one another, but I knew from previous jobs that it would have been a bad idea [to get involved with someone on set],” he told the Daily Mail.

It all worked out in the end, as he soon met his wife, Marilou York, and decided to settle down.

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The force of love is still strong with Marilou and Hamill!

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