Marnie Fausch Banks is known to many of us for being the ex-wife of actor Jonathan Banks. The couple lasted two years in marriage and had one child. Although they kept the reason for their separation and eventual divorce a secret, most of Jonathan Banks’ fans were left curious about the whole affair.
Jonathan is an award-winning actor best recognized for his work in the Breaking Bad series and its spin-off series Better Call Saul. He has also appeared in films such as 48 Hrs, Gremlins, Reign Over Me, Mudbound, The Commuter and Incredibles 2.
Keep on reading to learn more about the personal life of Marnie Fausch Banks and her former husband Banks.
Marnie Fausch Banks Bio
Marnie Fausch was born on 22 July 1947 in Pennsylvania, USA. Her mother was Marjorie Carr Fausch, and her grandfather Charles C. Carr was a former part-owner of the St. Petersburg Times. Her siblings include James C. Fausch and Joan Schachtner. She lived under the radar until she met Banks and wed in 1968.
Marnie and Banks had a daughter named Joanna Rae Banks Morgan. They divorced in 1970, two years into their marriage. The couple didn’t disclose the reasons for their separation, and many of Banks’ fans lost faith in him. Marnie went on to live a life away from the spotlight after her relationship with Banks ended.
Marnie Fausch Banks Career
Marnie moved to St. Petersburgh in 1972 and worked as a graphic artist and library clerk. She founded the Boca Beacon, a monthly newspaper in Boca Grande, in 1980, and it grew steadily by 1985. In 1988, Marnie sold the newspaper firm and became the president of Bayou Bonita Communications Corp.
Marnie died in 1991 of a car crash.
Marnie Fausch Banks’s Daughter
Marnie’s only child from her union with Banks is Joanna Rae Banks Morgan. She commonly goes by the name Joanna Banks. She followed her father’s footsteps into the world of film, although she is not an actress. Joanna is a wedding filmmaker and a lifestyle photographer. She mostly keeps out of the limelight, but you can find her on Instagram, where she posts some of her work.
Marnie Fausch Banks’s Ex-Husband
If the name Jonathan Banks doesn’t ring a bell, you might know him as detective Frank McPike from the television series Wiseguy. Born on 31 January 1947, Banks has also received more recognition for his role as cleaner and hitman Mike Ehrmantraut in the television series Breaking Bad. He joined the cast in the series’s second season until its end in 2012. He played the same role in the spin-off series Better Call Saul from 2015 to 2022 and its film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie in 2019.
You can also catch Banks in films like Airplane! (1980), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Boiling Point (1993), the Commuter (2018), and Incredibles 2 (2018).
Banks’ first wife was Marnie Fausch, and they divorced in 1970. Twenty years later, he found love in Gennera Gonzalez Debian. He married her in 1990, and they have been together for over three decades. They have fraternal twins and a daughter from Gennera’s previous relationship.
Banks’ suffered a great loss in 2018 after his Malibu home was destroyed in the Woosley Fire.
Marnie had a short-lived moment in the limelight after her union with Banks. However, people who get to know her ex-husband still dig deeper into his personal life; hence she stays famous.