How old is Jayni Chase? All You Need To Know About Chevy Chase’s Wife 

Profile summary of Jayni Chase
  • Name: Jayni Ann Luke
  • Date of birth: August 24, 1957
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Chevy Chase
  • Children: Cydney Chase (born in 1982), Caley Chase (born in 1984), and Emily Chase (born in 1988)
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Occupation: Actress and environmental activist
  • Years active: 1981-2009
  • Net worth: NA
  • Instagram: @jaynichase
  • Twitter: @JayniChase
  • Facebook: @JayniChase

Jayni Chase is not only an American actress born on August 24, 1957, but is also a very active environmental activist. She may not be very popular as an actress but she is well known for being married to a popular writer, actor, and comedian Chevy Chase. She is also known for her work in National Lampoon’s Vacation and The Annual Tel Aviv Gala Presents a Salute to Goldie Hawn.

Read on to find more interesting details about Chevy Chase’s wife

Jayni Chase was born in Los Angeles, California

Jayni Chase was born Jayni Ann Luke to her parents on August 24, 1957, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. The names of her parents remain unknown as the actress has not disclosed any information regarding her folks and family background to any source in that regard. Thus, it is not known if the actress has any siblings or is an only child.

With regards to her educational background, Jayni is well educated as she finished her high school at North Hollywood High School and went further in her academics by enrolling in the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Jayni Chase is an actress and an active environmentalist

The actress began her acting career in the early 1980s and has featured in a few films and television shows such as National Lampoon, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and The Annual Tel Aviv Gala Presents a Salute to Goldie Hawn.

Jayni Chase has been an active environmental activist for over two decades now. She has been involved in environmental education and environmental community action. The actress has worked as a contributor for Huffington Post where she writes articles on environmental matters.

Due to her undying passion to save the environment, Jayni established a foundation named “The Centre of Environmental Education” which is primarily focused on getting relevant information and tools for environmental conservation. She has also gone further to contribute a great deal to environmental conservation and for this, she was earned the Hugh C. Lane Jr Award of Excellence in Environmental education.

Her love for environmental conservation got her working for various organizations in order to help save the environment. In an interview, the actress disclosed how the first earth day which was celebrated in the U.S in 1970 left a lasting impression on her thirteen-year-old mind and was one of the things that motivated her into becoming an environmentalist.

Jayni is one of the board members of Friends of the Earth and has also been very active in attending seminars where she would give talks and lecture people on the different ways to save our environment and preserve the natural beauty of our planet earth.

The actress has also proven to have some writing skills in her as she published her book titled Blueprint for a Green School.

Jayni Chase is married to popular actor and comedian Chevy Chase

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Jayni Chase as earlier mentioned is married to renowned actor, producer, writer, and comedian Chevy Chase who is best known for his role in the first season of the TV series Saturday Night Live. The actor was born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8th, 1943 into a prominent family in the Lower Manhattan area in New York City. The Nickname “Chevy” was given to him by his grandmother.

His father Edward Tinsley Ned Chase was a book editor and magazine writer by profession while his mother Cathalene Parker was a concert pianist and librettist. They got divorced when Chevy was four years old.

The actor just like his wife is an active environmentalist for more than 30 years and is also a philanthropist. As an actor, he has featured in several films and television series such as Under the Rainbow, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Deal of the Century, Foul Play, Caddyshack, Man of the House, Law, and Order, Chuck, Brothers and Sisters, Family Guy and many more.

The couple together has hosted Ted Talks where they lectured people on the human impact on the oceans and also encourage them to try to save the environment in various parts of the world. Jayni and Chevy established Project Eco-School a non–profit research center created to promote environmental education.

Jayni and Chevy met while working together on the set of a movie

The couple first came across each other while she was working as a production assistant on set for one of the movies produced by Chevy.

They began talking and getting acquainted before dating commenced and this lasted for a period of time. On June 19, 1982, the lovebirds got married in a private wedding ceremony that took place in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. This was not the first wedding for Chevy Chase as the actor has been married twice before getting married to Jayni Chase.

Chevy Chase’s first marriage was to Susan Hewitt on February 23, 1973, and the marriage lasted for only a short period of three years as they got divorced on February 1, 1976. In that same year of 1976, Chevy found love again and got married to Jacqueline Carlin on December 4, 1976, but just like the former, their marriage did not last long as they got divorced after four years of being together on November 14, 1980. Chevy’s marriage to Jayni is his third and the two have been happily married for over 30 years now without having any scandal, rumor of divorce, or separation surrounding their marriage.

Jayni Chase’s age compared to her husband’s

As earlier mentioned, Jayni was born on August 24, 1952, which makes her 66 years old while her husband Chevy Chase was born on 8th October 1943, making him 80 years old. This simply means that the age difference between the couple is nine years which has not been any problem for the duo as they seem to be enjoying a blissful marriage together.

Jayni Chase children

Jayni and Chevy’s union has been blessed with three daughters named Caley Leigh Chase born in 1984, Cydney Cathalene Chase born in 1982, and Emily Evelyn Chase born in 1988.

Caley seems to be the only one who caught the acting bug in the family of five. She is an actress and writer and some of her popular works are Before I Sleep (2013), Shakes (2005), and Please Stop Talking.

Controversies and rumors

Jayni is one actress who has lived her life free from controversies and rumors, so far, it is only her husband who has been surrounded by some rumors and controversies. Chevy for some time was addicted to painkillers which he took for his back pain caused by pratfalls he took during his appearance on Saturday Night Live and this brought about the rumor that the actor was a drug addict.

People had also tagged Chevy Chase as a difficult man and this followed his fallout with Bill Murray in John Belushi’s dressing room while filming an episode of Saturday Night. He has also had a few squabbles with some community creators.

Jayni Chase’s net worth

The actress and environmental so far has had a successful career and is doing well for herself. Jayni’s net worth is not confirmed but she shares in her husband’s fortune estimated to be above $50 million. Aside from being the wife of a renowned millionaire, Jayni earns from her work as an actress and also from being an active environmentalist.

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Jaynie Chase’s height and body measurements

The actress stands at a good height of 5 Feet 8 inches which is taller than the average American woman. Information on her weight and other body measurements is not available from any source.

She is active on social media

The activist is very much active on social media platforms such as Instagram where she has over 4k followers, on Twitter and Facebook, she has thousands of followers as well. She uses her page to promote the need to protect our environment and also shares pictures of herself and her family.

Fast facts

How old is Jaynie Chase?

Jayni Chase who was born on 24th August 1952 is currently 66 years old.

Who is Chevy Chase’s wife in real life?

Chevy Chase’s wife is Jayni Chase and they have been married since 1982.

What role did Jayni Chase play in National Lampoon’s Vacation?

Jani Chase was the location secretary in National Lampoon’s Vacation while her husband, Chevy Chase, starred as one of the major characters

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