Biography and full story of Elizabeth Anderson Martin – William Shatner’s ex-wife

Who is Elizabeth Anderson Martin?

Elizabeth Anderson Martin is an American horse trainer and equine expert who came to fame for being the ex-wife of Canadian actor, William Shatner.

An Animal Science graduate, Elizabeth Anderson Martin has extensive experience in horse training. She is also a talented digital artist and photographer. In this article, we’ll explore the biography and full story of Elizabeth Anderson Martin.

Full Data Profile of Elizabeth Anderson Martin

Full nameElizabeth Anderson Martin
Other namesElizabeth Shatner
Date of birthDecember 30, 1958
Age63 years old
Height5″9 inch (175 cm)
ProfessionFormer horse trainer
Photographer/ Digital Artist/ philanthropist
Sun signCapricorn
UniversityDegree in Equine and Animal Science at Purdue University
SiblingDaniel Leith Anderson
Marital statusMarried, Separated and Remarried
SpouseMichael Gleen Martin (1992-1997)
William Shatner (2001-2019)
StepchildrenLeslie Carol Shatner
Lisabeth Shatner
Melanie Shatner
Social mediaTwitter (@elizshatner)
Facebook (@Elizabeth Shatner)
Net worth$10 million

Elizabeth Anderson Martin‘s Childhood And Education

Elizabeth Anderson Martin, also known as Elizabeth Shatner, was born in the United States of America on December 30, 1958. She hasn’t disclosed her origin or parents, but she did have an older brother named Daniel Leith Anderson, who died of heart failure at the age of 74.

When Elizabeth Shatner was a child, she developed a passion for horses. Her strong appreciation of nature and its creations would later lay the foundation for her eventual career. 

To deepen her understanding of the subject, she attended Purdue University, Indiana, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Equine and Animal Science. She later went on to become a skilled horse trainer.

Physical Appearance

Elizabeth Anderson Martin is a brown-haired woman with light grey eyes. She stands at a height of 5’9″.

Elizabeth Anderson Martin’s Career

Elizabeth Anderson began riding horses at the age of five, and at the age of eight, she obtained her first horse, a Gailceno pony. At the age of 14, she began equestrian training. 

In addition, she has featured in documentaries such as “E! True Hollywood Story” in 2002, “Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner” (2004), Gonzo Ballet (2009), “American Pickers” (2011), and “The Captains” (2012).

She and her then-husband, William Shatner, co-wrote the song “Together ” on the Shatner’s album “Has Been.” They also organized a philanthropic horse show known as the “Hollywood Charity Horse Show”.

She was a mainstay on her former husband’s show called “The Shatner Project” (2014) broadcast on Magnolia Network.

Filmography and TV Shows Elizabeth Anderson Martin has appeared on:

  • E! True Hollywood Story (2002)
  • Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner’ (2004)
  • Gonzo Ballet (2009)
  • American Pickers (2011)
  • The Captains’ (2012)
  • Spplat Attack (2002)
  • The Shatner Project (2014)

Elizabeth Anderson Martin‘s First Marriage To Michael Gleen Martin

Michael Gleen Martin was Elizabeth Anderson’s first husband. She was married to him from 1982 to 1997. In 1997, he died suddenly. About four years after his death, Elizabeth Anderson Martin remarried to Canadian actor and TV personality, William Shatner.

Elizabeth Anderson Martin‘s Marriage To William Shatner

On February 13, 2001, Elizabeth Anderson Martin married William Shatner as his fourth wife. Their wedding took place in Lebanon.

Elizabeth Anderson Martin’s children

Following her marriage to William Shatner, Elizabeth inherited three stepchildren from William’s other wives. They are named Leslie Carol Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner, and Melanie Shatner. She is not known to have any biological children.

Marriage controversy

Due to the age gap between Shatner and Elizabeth (he was nearly 30 years older than her), some comments were made about their union.


After nearly 18 years of marriage, William Shatner ended his relationship with Elizabeth Shatner, according to sources in December 2019.


According to DailyMail, Hollywood star William Shatner reconnected with his ex-partner Elizabeth Anderson Martin as he turned 90 years old on March 22, 2021.

While spending his monumental birthday in the sun-drenched state of California, the actor looked happy as he drove around with his horse trainer ex-wife.

Elizabeth Anderson Martin‘s Net Worth

Former horse trainer Elizabeth Anderson Martin is estimated to be worth around $10 million, around 10% of her ex-husband’s net worth The average horse trainer pay in the United States ranges from $31,970 to $41,243.

Elizabeth Anderson Martin On Social Media

Elizabeth Anderson Martin has an Instagram account (@elizabethandersonmartin) but she is more active on her Twitter account @liz_lizanderson.

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