Who Is Ebon Moss-Bachrach's Wife? All About His Marriage to Yelena Yemchuk

Ebon Moss-Bachrach has played Marnie’s musician husband on Girls and the broken-hearted, Taylor Swift-singing dad Richie on The Bear. But in real life, he's happily married to Ukrainian photographer and artist Yelena Yemchuk, with whom he shares two daughters.

The Brooklyn Heights couple keeps a relatively low profile, but Moss-Bachrach told SHARP in 2023 that their lives "work well together," particularly when it comes to juggling their creative pursuits.

“For example, I’ve been in Chicago for the last three months, and as this work is winding down, she has the potential to do more on her end. This is her time.”

Keep reading for more about Moss-Bachrach's wife and family.

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Who is Ebon Moss-Bachrach married to?

Moss-Bachrach is married to photographer, painter and filmmaker Yelena Yemchuk, who was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and moved to the United States at the age of 11.

Speaking to the website Fondazione Imago Mundi about her photography, Yemchuk shared, "I love my female protagonists, both in my work that is more conceptual and fictional or the women I see on the streets. I think I am drawn to these women and I want to show them as they are, powerful yet vulnerable. The images have to be honest yet not necessarily of this world, I always look for dreamy elements to add to the stories."

How did Ebon Moss-Bachrach and his wife meet?

The couple met in the late '90s at a friend’s dinner party when they were both in other relationships. “When I saw Ebon, I was, like, ‘Oh, my God, he’s cute. Who is this guy?’ ” Yemchuk told The New Yorker. “My friend was, like, ‘Forget it, he has a girlfriend and he’s an actor.’ And I was, like, ‘Ugh!’ When you think of an actor as a boyfriend, that’s not where you want to go. They just seem like such a pain in the a-s.”

They started dating a year-and-a-half later. “Ebon is the least actor-y actor I’ve ever met,” Yemchuk said. "You’re just not obsessed with yourself."

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When did Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Yelena Yemchuk get married?

It's unclear when the couple tied the knot, but they've been together for decades. Swoon!

Does Ebon Moss-Bachrach have kids?

Yes! He and Yemchuk share daughters Sasha, born in 2007, and Maribelle, born in 2010.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Moss-Bachrach revealed how becoming a father got him into cooking. "You know how it is: you have a baby, and it’s like you’re the first person to have a baby in the history of the world,” he said.  “And the world is full of poison, and you’re trying not to screw up. So I started making her baby food.”

From there, he became the cook of the family. “I used to cook, before I met Ebon,” Yemchuk told the outlet. “I’m just not as good. He has a real gift.”

Tell that to Carmy!

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