Recalling Memorable Life Of Kirk Aanes Recalling Memorable Life Of Kirk Aanes

 Recalling Memorable Life Of Kirk Aanes

Kirk Aanes was a well-known American screenwriter. However, he came to the spotlight after marrying the American actress, Ming-Na Wen. Let’s know more about his memorable life, marriage and more.

Quick Bio

Kirk Aanes was born on August 5, 1964. He was an American citizen by birth. He was born to Marcus Aanes and Valerie Aanes in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the USA. He is a Christian follower. He belonged to a white ethnic background.


He attended his high school at Albert Lea High School. After completing high school in the year 1982, he enrolled in St. Cloud State University and came out as a graduate with a science degree in theatre and creative writing.

Personal Life

Kirk Aanes married the actress Ming-Na Wen in 1990. They had been dating for a long period of time before marrying. But their marriage lasted only for three years. They got divorced in October 1993. He never got married again. He was single till his death.

His Ex-Wife Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen is a popular American actress and model. She has devoted her whole life to acting. She has achieved fame and recognition. She was born on November 20, 1963, in Coloane, one of the two main islands of Macau. She is of Malaysian Chinese descent. Her mother’s name is Lin Chan Wen and her father’s name is not known. She has one elder brother named Jonathan. She was raised by her mother after her parents got divorced. She moved to New York City when she was four years old with her mother and step-father Soo Lim Yee.

She remarried Eric Michael Zee in 1995 after divorcing Kirk. She has been married to Eric ever since. They together have a daughter and a son.

She came to fame after playing Melinda May and the Cavalry in an American television series named “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (2013-2020). She made her breakthrough as June Woo in “The Joy Luck Club.”

Ming-Na Wen’s Notable Works

  • The Mandalorian
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet


He started his career as a screenwriter. He was passionate about writing and ultimately pursued his career in the field of writing. He began writing for television dramas. He was quite successful in his field.

Net worth

At the time of his death, he had an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. His primary source of income was the job of a screenwriter. Whereas, his ex-wife’s net worth is a millionaire. She is established in her career. She has earned an estimated net worth of $5 million from her career as an American actress and model.

Unfortunate Death

On January 11, 2014, he was found dead at his home. The cause of his death was atherosclerotic heart disease. He died at the age of 50 years.


  • He enjoyed playing guitar and also playing games like pool and golf.
  • He was a very friendly person, and befriended people easily.
  • In March 1996, he met with an accident in the Pocono Mountains, he was in coma for five weeks.
  • He was awarded Eugene O’Neil for one of his short plays.


Kirk Aanes was a great screenwriter. He was popular as the ex-husband of Ming-Na Wen. Although he is not among us, he will be remembered by his family, friends and relatives.