Natasha Rubin is a Russian-born pianist and the wife of Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin. Natasha’s husband Cheech Marin is a Mexican-American comedian, actor, voice actor, musician, and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong. He has lent his voice to characters in Disney films, including Oliver & Company, The Lion King, the Cars series, Coco, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Natasha Rubin: Bio Summary
|wife of Cheech Marin
|Date of birth
|July 1, 1989
|Place of birth
Who Is Cheech Marin’s Wife, Natasha Rubin?
Natasha Rubin was reportedly born on July 1, 1989, making her 34 years old as of 2023 if her date of birth is correct. She was born in Russia, which means she is Russian. Not much is known about her early life, relatives, and family background. She started piano studies in St. Petersburg, where she attended Special Music School for Gifted Children.
Natasha continued her higher education in the USA and Russia. She earned her BA with honors from the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in the class of Oleg Koshelev and then finished her studies for graduate degrees at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. She also attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
At the University of California, L.A, Natasha studied piano performance, and contemporary music, and worked with acclaimed scholar/media author Robert Winter. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, with a major in Piano Performance, an academic minor in Music Education, and minors in Early Music and Electro-Acoustic Composition.
Natasha is a pianist who works as a soloist, with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and piano duos. She has been featured on the radio and TV, recorded, and has been performing extensively in the United States and internationally. She has appeared in venues such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Capella Halls in Russia, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York, Comerica Theater in Phoenix, AZ, and Zipper Hall, Schoenberg Hall, and Thorne Hall in Los Angeles among others.
Natasha Rubin’s “collaborative programs include piano duos with internationally acclaimed pianists Gerald Robbins and Dmitry Rachmanov, as well as the innovative “Double Sharp” project with Maria Demina incorporating custom-designed costumes by Vera Chernova DeFehr,” according to her website.
Natasha Rubin is known for her often performances as a pianist and a harpsichordist with instrumentalists and vocalists from the US and Europe. She has made concert appearances in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Texas, USA, as well as in Payerbach, Austria; Bordeaux, Colmar, Mulhouse, Paris, France, etc.
Natasha released her solo and collaborative recordings in the USA and Europe. She has an interest in and love for classical repertoire as well as other genres of music. She has contributed to the recording of the classical crossover album “Siren” by Sasha and Shawna, performed with American rock/pop vocalist Jon Fiore, and recorded music for a documentary film “Searching for Posada: Art and Revolutions.”
Natasha is also known for performing alongside comedian, actor, and musician Cheech Marin. She and Cheech have appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, House of Blues, and The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, the Inaugural Gala for the Valley Performing Arts Center of the California State University, Northridge, as well as the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN, and Boulder Theater, CO among others.
Natasha is the founder of the Marin Salon Series and the owner and designer of the music-inspired jewelry line HighNotesCollection®. She has worked as a Cinematographer for A Good Son, Running Still, and First Out, according to her IMDb page. She served as a camera loader for Eat Your Heart Out.
Natasha Rubin Married Cheech Marin In 2009
Natasha Rubin is the current wife of Cheech Marin who has already been married twice before. Cheech has experienced two failed marriages. He was married to his first wife, actress, producer, and writer Darlene Morley aka Rikki Marin, with whom he had one child. Cheech and Rikki were married from November 1, 1975, until they divorced in 1984.
On April 1, 1986, Cheech Marin married artist Patti Heid and they had two children. Their marriage ended in a divorce. It was after this marriage that Cheech married his then-longtime girlfriend Natasha Rubin (Natasha Marin). Natasha is Cheech’s wife number three. The couple got married on August 8, 2009, in a sunset ceremony at their home.
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As of 2023, it has been 14 years since Natasha Rubin and her husband Cheech Marin got married. According to sources, the beautiful ceremony was performed by L.A. Mayor, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The guests present at the wedding included Don Johnson, Geraldo Rivera, Paul Mitchell, Robert Rodriguez, and Carlos Mencia.