As the deaf American actress Lauren Ridloff’s fans you must also be aware of her perfect marriage with husband Douglas Ridloff.
The Walking Dead actress and her poet and visual storyteller partner are not just couple goals but also great inspirations, both as individuals and as a pair.
So, this Douglas Ridloff Wiki is a story of Douglas as Lauren Ridloff’s husband and as a professional who has done such a masterly job in fostering engagement and enthusiasm for sign languages worldwide.
Douglas Ridloff Age
Douglas Ridloff was born on 10 September 1975. So, in 2020, he reached the age of 45. This makes him a Virgo and at most 2-year senior to his wife who turned 43 in April 2021.
Is Douglas Ridloff Deaf?
Yes, Douglas Ridolff is deaf, just like Lauren who was born deaf and to hearing parents.
While not much is reported on Douglas’s side of the story, most of us have been aware of the fact that Lauren’s parents initially thought their infant had a developmental delay. And by the time Lauren was two they understood she was deaf.
Douglas Ridloff Family
Douglas Ridloff was born and raised in New York, New York. And now (in 2021), he is a Brooklyn, New York inhabitant.
His dad, Steven Ridloff breathed his last air in February 2017. The patriarch was Steven was a resident of Fresh Meadows, New York at the time of passing.
Now and then, Douglas recalls and shares memories of his beloved father with his followers on social media.
Douglas is however blessed to have his mom and his brother by his side to this point in life. His mother is Shelley Ridloff (on Instagram @sr4she) and his brother is Jason Ridloff (on Instagram @jridloff).
Jason is a managing director at BlackRock, a global asset managing company, who is also married to a woman named Polina. Then, as per LinkedIn, he studied BS in Economics, MBA, and Juris Doctor, all from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lastly, mylife.com also mentioned two more family members — Sol Ridloff and Jason Ridloff.
Douglas Ridloff stands to a height of 6′ 2″ or 1.87 meters.
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His Instagram, Facebook
Until 19 August 2021, Douglas Ridloff had 11.3K followers on his Instagram @douglasridloff.
Then, he ran two separate accounts on Facebook. Of the two, his ‘Douglas Ridloff’ artist page he had 5,981 followers.
Douglas Ridloff Net Worth
Douglas Ridloff, in his words, is a fearless visual artist, a poet, a performer, the owner, and executive director of ASL SLAM. His net worth is reportedly above $1 million.
Since December 2020, Douglas has also been in a contract with Marvel Studios as its ASL coach and consultant.
Formerly, Douglas served Paramount Pictures as its ASL coach/consultant and worked as an American Sign Language Teacher at Joseph school for the Deaf. And before bringing ASL Slam with his unique style of visual vernacular poetry to Australia, Cuba, France, Germany, Israel, Jamaica, Russia, and beyond, Douglas completed his master’s in Deaf Education from McDaniel College.
Douglas has also received his bachelor’s in Physical Education at Gallaudet University. For his high school diploma, he attended Lexington school for the deaf.
IMBD credited Douglas for his work as an ASL consultant in A Quiet Place Part II, A Quiet Place, Eternals, Saturday Night Live, Hawkeye, and Only Murders in the Building.
For his work, Douglas has also been featured in NBC NEWS, Circa, HBO Vice, CNN’s Great Big Story, TEDx Vienna, and TEDx UniGeneva.
Lauren And Douglas Ridloff: Wedding, Kids
Douglas Ridloff married Lauren Ridloff in 2006, and they had two children, both boys. Their eldest, Levi Sol Ridloff, was born on 12 December 2011, and Wyatt Che Ridloff, the youngest was born on 4 February 2014. Both the young ones were also born deaf.
The family resides in their home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a neighborhood of New York.
By August 2021, Lauren and Douglas had been together for more than 19 years. And, Lauren when sharing their ‘how they met’ story told, that they still have not gotten their story straight. Both she and her husband have their own side of the first date story to tell.
Lauren recalled in an Instagram post, that on their wedding rehearsal brunch her mother-in-law had said in her toast that she was very glad her son found a fellow traveler. The actress then had ended the long piece, of what seemed like a wedding anniversary wish to Douglas, with — “I’m glad too because it turns out that life is truly a trip. Happy journeying with your loved ones on this day and every day!! I love you, babe.”
Know more about what Lauren has to say about her husband and kids in her Instagram @laurenridloff and Twitter @LaurenRidloff.
About Lauren — Long before playing a deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Eternals, Lauren taught in Kindergarten for more than a decade and left the teaching job to take care of her kids.
In 2018, her breakthrough role/lead performance in the Broadway play Children of a Lesser God earned her nomination in several awards, including a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Lauren, who won the Miss Deaf America in 2000, acquired a blended heritage from her Mexican-American father and an African-American mother. Her granny came from Mexico.
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Last modified: September 27, 2021