Zoe Emily Winkler is an exceptional woman of many talents and passions. From preschool teaching, television/film producing, co-founding a humanitarian organization and daughter of Hollywood icon to wife/mother to three sons.. How does she balance all this while remaining dedicated to family, philanthropy and her three boys? Here is an insight into her life and achievements.
Early Life and Education
Zoe Emily Winkler was born September 30th 1980 in Los Angeles, California to Henry Winkler (an iconic American comedian, actor, author and filmmaker) and Stacey Weitzman (an actress and producer). She also has an older brother Max Winkler (another director and writer) as well as stepbrother Jed Weitzman from her mother’s previous marriage with Howard Weitzman (an entertainment lawyer).
Zoe grew up in Brentwood, California in a conservative Jewish household with strict rules and no freedom of choice for her. However, she enjoyed an intimate relationship with both of her parents; often taking trips with him to movie sets to learn about the industry; as well as making friends like Jonah Hill who resided at their house and later became famous actor/comedian.
Zoe attended Loyola Marymount University in Wisconsin, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education. Following this experience she returned to Los Angeles and pursued a career as a preschool teacher; working closely with children while helping them grow into healthy individuals was something she enjoyed immensely.
Marriage and Family
In 2005, Zoe was introduced to her future husband Rob Reinis by the parent of one of her students from preschool class. Rob, an accomplished writer/producer credited for shows like ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘The Office’ was the perfect partner; soon enough they got engaged and married three months later in June 2009. Together they are raising three sons: Ace Reinis was born in 2010, while two younger ones who remain undisclosed are expected shortly.
Zoe and Rob are an upbeat couple who share many interests and values. They love spending time with their children as well as Zoe’s extended family including her parents and siblings; in addition, they have strong ties with friends in the entertainment industry who they are also close with; Zoe often posts photos and videos from these gatherings on her Instagram account which now boasts over 20,000 followers!
Career and Philanthropy
Zoe has always had an affinity for storytelling and creativity. Following in her father’s footsteps and venturing into entertainment as a producer, she has worked on numerous projects such as “The Goldbergs”, “The Office”, “The Grinder”, and “The Unicorn”. Additionally, she has collaborated with her brother Max on some of his films like Ceremony” and Flower”.
Zoe is also an enthusiastic activist and philanthropist, passionately committed to social justice and human rights. In 2018, she co-founded This Is About Humanity – a non-profit that assists separated families at the U.S./Mexico border through legal resources, shelter, living essentials, awareness campaigns and partnerships – providing legal resources, shelter and living essentials to them all.
Zoe is one of the driving forces behind This Is About Humanity alongside co-founders Elsa Marie Collins and Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade. She travels regularly to the border to meet with families in need and provide aid, while using her platform and connections to spread the word and encourage others to join this cause. Zoe has gained support and recognition from celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, etc.
Zoe Emily Winkler is an inspirational and admirable individual who manages her career, family and philanthropy with grace and generosity. She serves as an example to those aspiring to make a positive difference in this world by living fulfilling lives – as proud daughter, adoring wife, doting mother, talented producer and generous humanitarian.