Sunshine Deia Tutt was born on September 23, 1976, in Brownsville, Texas, USA, of a Libra zodiac sign and an American nationality. She is a former model, interior designer, and actress most known for being the ex-wife of Chris Kattan, a well-known American actor, and comedian.
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Sunshine Deia Tutt was born in Brownsville by her parents, about whom little is known since she values their privacy; her father was a theater actor and director, while her mother was a high school teacher, according to reports. Sunshine has never mentioned having siblings, thus her fans assume she is an only kid.
She grew up wanting to be a model, as did the majority of her contemporaries; they would frequently ask their parents for money so that they could buy girly magazines and admire the models featured in them. Sunshine attended St. Joseph Academy and then went on to the University of Texas in Austin, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in design and visual communication in 1998.
Sunshine Deia Tutt has only two acting roles to her name. In 2001, she acted alongside Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, and John Turturro in Henry Selick’s popular fantasy comedy film “Monkeybone.” It follows a cartoonist who has gone into a coma and is now trapped in a bizarre world with characters he has previously drawn; the film has received three Oscar nominations.
Sunshine also appeared in the 2006 video game “Deal or No Deal,” starring Howie Mandel, Tameka Jacobs, and Peter Abbay. In the game, the player sees 26 women carrying boxes with various sums of money printed on them; the one he opens last is the money he wins. She also appeared in the 2007 reality show “Sunset Tan” as a guest star.
Sunshine began her modeling career after graduating from college, and she rose to prominence when she competed in the Miss FHM 2006 beauty pageant, losing in the final to Diana Chiafair.
Sunshine subsequently moved on to interior design and became the director of design at Sublime Interior Designs, LLC; she now works as an interior designer.
Sunshine Deia Tutt was a physically active woman throughout her twenties and thirties, going to the gym four to five times per week, primarily to stay in shape for her modeling profession. She continues to go to the gym on occasion and adheres to a relatively rigorous diet. She is a cat lover.
Sunshine enjoys traveling and, while still in the modeling field, has visited several states in the United States as well as a few European nations, including Italy, France, and Spain; her favorite vacation location in Florence, Italy.
Relationship with Chris Kattan
Sunshine Deia Tutt hasn’t revealed many specifics about her marriage to Chris Kattan because she tries to keep her personal life secret, but a few elements are still known.
They met in 2005 at a party, where they were supposedly introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Chris proposed to Sunshine in 2006, and they celebrated with an engagement party at Sunshine’s grandparents’ home in Gainesville, Texas. Sunshine and Chris married on June 28, 2008, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members, but they divorced less than two months later, on August 10, 2008, and their divorce was finalized on February 22, 2009.
Sunshine is now single, was once married to Chris Kattan, and does not have children as of December 2021.
Who Is Chris Kattan?
Christopher Lee Kattan was born on October 19, 1970, he is an actor, comedian, and author from the United States. He is best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, his part as Doug Butabi in A Night at the Roxbury, and his roles as Bob on The Middle for the first four seasons and Bunnicula in Bunnicula.
His Early Life
Christopher Lee Kattan was born in Culver City, California, to Kip King and Hajnalka E. Biro. His father was an actor and voice actor, while his mother was a model in London who once posed for “Playboy.” When Chris was a child, his parents divorced, and his mother married a Buddhist therapist and monk. Kattan was then raised in a Zen retreat outside Los Angeles called Mount Baldy. He grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he attended Bainbridge High School and graduated in 1989.
Chris Kattan’s career in show business began when he joined a number of Los Angeles-based comedy troupes, including The Groundlings, of whom his father was a founding member. During this time, he also appeared in minor roles on a number of TV shows, including the “NewsRadio” episode “No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie’s Life,” in which he played a shop clerk.
Kattan went on to work for “Saturday Night Live” in New York. From 1996 through 2003, Kattan was a regular on “SNL.” He became noted for his insane roles in the sitcom, including Mango, an animalistic man, and part of the nightclubbing Butabi Brothers alongside Will Ferrell. “Night at the Roxbury,” a feature film inspired by and starring the latter character, was eventually made. Mr. Peppers, Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, Suel Forrester, and Kyle DeMarco were among his other prominent recurring characters. Clay Aiken, Ben Affleck, Ricky Martin, Al Pacino, Kid Rock, Kerri Strug, and others were among the celebrities he imitated.
Kattan has continued to work, largely in television, since leaving “Saturday Night Live” at the end of the 2003 season. He was slated to play Xanthias in Stephen Sondheim’s “The Frogs” on Broadway in 2004. Susan Stroman, the director, and choreographer replaced him just before the show’s premiere. During Super Bowl XLII in 2008, he appeared in a Diet Pepsi Max commercial that utilized the infamous “What is Love” track and had actors in the commercial execute the head bob as a tribute to “A Night at the Roxbury.”
Chris featured in the IFC miniseries “Bollywood Hero” in August 2009. He depicted himself and the challenges he had following a career as a comedy actor and trying to break into more serious roles as a “leading man.” Kattan began appearing in “The Middle” as a supporting character in the fall of 2009. He portrayed Bob, Frankie Heck’s car business partner. Kattan appeared in an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” as a guest star.
Chris Kattan made a guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “SNL” Christmas special on December 17, 2011. Kattan appeared in Missy Elliot’s video for “Shut It Down” in the summer of 2014, reprising his role as Mango from “SNL.” In season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Kattan was the first celebrity dancer to be eliminated. Witney Carson, a professional dancer, had been assigned to him. During the cold open of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in December 2018, Kattan reunited alongside “SNL” alumni Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, and Tracy Morgan, as well as special guests Ariana Grande.
The four actors, as well as Ariana, sang “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” from their “SNL” comedy. The four artists were there for the first time since 2011 when the song was performed.
Kattan published “Baby, Don’t Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live” in May 2019, which is a startling tell-all memoir about his “Saturday Night Live” career, and his tumultuous relationship with Lorne Michaels, his odd background, and other scandalous tales.
In June 2008, Kattan married model Sunshine Deia Tutt in Oakhurst, California. On Christmas Eve 2006, he proposed to her. After only eight weeks of marriage, the couple split up in August 2008 and were officially divorced in February 2009.
Chris Kattan’s rigid upper body movement when performing on “Dancing With the Stars” was criticized by both the “Dancing” judges and social media while he was a contestant. He then claimed that he injured his neck over two decades ago while doing a stunt and that the injury and subsequent procedures were the cause of his inability to move. He revealed that the injury was caused during an “SNL” comedy in which he hurled himself backward on a chair while doing a Golden Girls spoof, which aired (live, of course) in May 2001.
Chris Kattan was jailed for DUI in 2014, and he blamed it on the pain medication he had started taking after his fourth neck surgery.