Richard Dean Anderson was at the zenith of his career in the 1980s as one of the most popular action series heroes, with two back-to-back hits MacGyver and Stargate SG-1. But the actor was content to throw it all away to spend more time with his daughter, Wylie.
Wylie has acquired some of her father’s propensity for acting, as she has already dabbled in the world of showbiz with a few acting credits under her belt.
Richard became a single father full-time
The MacGyver star had always wanted to be a father, according to his official website. In 1998, at the age of 49, his wish was realized with the birth of his daughter, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson. She quickly became his top priority in life. He said in an interview that nothing worried him, from changing diapers to waking up at three a.m. to get little Wylie to sleep again.
For numerous years, the actor commuted between LA and Vancouver once a week to balance his career as an actor and his role as a father to his daughter. He opted to put his daughter first in 2004 and quit the StargateSG-1 series after eight seasons to spend more time with her. He finally moved into semi-retirement and became a single father full-time.
Even now, the 80s action icon shares photos of his daughter’s childhood on Instagram, as well as her professional and personal accomplishments.
Richard’s Daughter Tried To Follow In His Steps
Wylie chose to follow in her father’s footsteps as an actress and has already been in a few plays. She earned a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance from Emerson College. Her website contains highlights from her acting career as well as her creative pursuits.
Wylie is also an art teacher, and her passion for the arts is evident on her social media pages.
The Actor Who Never Wed
Richard is a single man who has never married. He has, however, been romantically linked to several high-profile women, including Teri Hatcher, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sela Ward, and German ice-skater Katarina Witt.
Apryl Prose, who gave birth to his daughter Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson, dated the MacGyver star. Michael Greenburg, the producer of Stargate and MacGyver, introduced them in 1996 in New York. Apryl was the best friend of the producer’s current girlfriend. Richard stated in an interview that he thought she was stunning and admired her sense of humor.
Although the two are no longer together, they appear to have a healthy connection, as Apryl wished Richard on his birthday on Instagram, listing him as her favorite ex.
His ex-girlfriend has her own family
Apryl A. Prose, Richard’s ex-girlfriend, is also an actor. Jim is her husband, and the two of them have two children together. Richard does not have a wife, whereas the actress has moved on and started a new family. Regardless, he is a content man.
The ex-partners have no animosity against one another and are content to co-parent their daughter.