Kerri Browitt Caviezel Biography

Kerri Browitt Caviezel
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Born Country: United States

Born in: Washington

Famous as: Jim Caviezel's Wife

Family Members American Female

Height: 1.75 m

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Jim Caviezel (m. 1996)

father: David James Browitt

mother: Jean Vandetta

siblings: David Browitt, Jim Browitt, Kristen Linehan

children: Bo Caviezel, David Caviezel, Lyn Elizabeth Caviezel

U.S. State: Washington

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education: Western Washington University

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Who is Kerri Browitt Caviezel?

Kerri Browitt Caviezel is an English teacher, and wife of the famous American actor, Jim Caviezel. Her husband rose to fame with the 2004 movie The Passion of the Christ where he portrayed the role of Jesus Christ. Before she married her husband, she was a proficient and successful basketball player. Her tall stature, lean build and excellent skills on the court earned her a place on the women’s basketball team of her college. After graduating from college, she worked as an English teacher and continues to work in the same profession even today. She met her husband on a blind date, and after dating for a few years, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony. She and her husband adopted three children, all of whom had cancer at the time of adoption. But that did not deter them, and she and her husband have been looking after their children in a loving and caring manner. Although she accompanies her husband to film and media events, on the whole, she manages to stay out of the limelight. She is not active on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and generally keeps busy with her work and family life.

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    How did Kerri Browitt Caviezel meet Jim Caviezel?

    Kerri Browitt Caviezel meet Jim Caviezel on a blind date that was set up by Jim's sister, Amy. This was in the year 1993. They soon became friends, fell in love and dated for the next three years before getting married in 1996.

Career
Before coming to the limelight as Jim Caviezel’s wife, Kerri Browitt Caviezel was a skilled basketball player and part of the women’s basketball team ‘WWU Vikings’ while attending ‘Western Washington University’ (WWU). In the 1988-89 season, she served as the co-captain of the team that made a record-breaking score of 30-5. She set another record when she became one of the only two ‘WWU Vikings’ players to achieve a career ranking amongst the top 10 leaders in various aspects of the game at her college. She was also named to the ‘President’s List’ at her college nine times, and earned the distinction of becoming an ‘NAIA National Scholar-Athlete’. Though she was a skilled basketball player at the college-level, she never made it to the professional level. In February 2015, she was honoured by her alma mater when they inducted her into ‘WWU’s Athletics Hall of Fame.’
After graduating from college, she began her career in the teaching profession. She took up a job as an English teacher in a high school in Seattle, Washington. She continues to work as an English teacher to this day.

She got her first taste of media attention when she started dating and eventually married her husband, Jim. She had lived an ordinary and regular life prior to meeting him. Even after marriage, she continued to shy away from the media. But, after her husband starred in the 2004 super-hit movie, The Passion of the Christ, she was thrust into the limelight. She sometimes make appearances on the red carpet at award ceremonies, film premieres or other media events, by her husband’s side.

Fame and success do not seem to have adversely affected her. On the contrary, she has continued to maintain a low profile and is not active on any social media platform.

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Family & Personal Life
Kerri Browitt Caviezel was born in Washington, USA, to David James Browitt and Jean Vandetta. She has two brothers, David and Jim, and one sister, Kristen Linehan.

Kerri was student at the ‘Cle Elum-Roslyn High School’ in Washington, USA. She was a flautist as well as a notable basketball player in high school. At 5 feet 9 inches tall, she was also a first-team all-state basketball player. After graduating from high school, she joined ‘Western Washington University’.

In 1993, she met her future husband, Jim Caviezel, for the first time on a blind date that was set up by his sister, Amy. They soon became friends, fell in love and dated each other for the next three years. On July 20, 1996, she married Jim in the presence of their family and friends at the ‘Immaculate Conception Church’ in Roslynn, Washington. Just like her husband, she is also a devout Catholic. She and her husband seem to have a strong marriage, free from any scandals or controversies even after two decades of marriage.

She does not have any biological children of her own. But, she and her husband have adopted three orphans from China, all of whom had cancer at the time of adoption. They have two sons, David and Bo, and a daughter, Lyn. Her son, Bo, and daughter, Lyn, had a brain tumour at the time of birth, and her son, David, had high stage sarcoma on his leg. Fortunately, both the children’s brain tumours were benign and successfully removed, and David’s leg has been saved too. They share a happy family life together now.

She currently lives in Washington, USA, with her husband and children.

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