Joya Tillem Is Jon Favreau’s Wife: Facts About Her

Famous Hollywood filmmaker and actor Jon Favreau is married to Joya Tillem, a qualified doctor who specializes in internal medicine. The couple have been together for 22 years and it counts.

When Favreau was still trying to get Tillem to marry, one thing that helped him was his classic Cadillac car. As young as he was, his future wife and mother-in-law were impressed that he drove a big old Cadillac.

His wife also helped him in more ways than one. An example of her helping came in the mid-2000s when her husband became concerned about her weight. Favreau asked his wife to lose weight and she gave him a diet that helped him lose about 100 pounds.

Jon Favreau and Joya Tillem in San Diego, California on July 25, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Joya Tillem, wife of Jon Favreau

Tillem and Favreau surprisingly met on the set of the hit TV series “Friends”. Favreau had shot his roles in his six-episode cameo as Monica’s boyfriend, but it’s unclear what Tillem was doing on set that day. It was a chance meeting, but it seemed destined, and they have been inseparable ever since.

Born on May 14, 1970, Dr. Tillem has never been in show business, unlike her husband, but, like her husband, she was also born into a Jewish family. An enterprising and zealous student, she showed great potential in her studies at a young age.

After growing up in Sonoma, California, she went to study medicine at the prestigious Georgetown University Medical School and graduated in 1996. She then completed her residency at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where she practices.

Joya Tillem and Jon Favreau at the premiere of "Beautiful" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, United States |  Source: Getty Images

Joya Tillem and Jon Favreau at the Premiere of ‘Beautiful’ at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, United States | Source: Getty Images

Her husband, Jon Favreau

Jon was born in Flushing, New York on October 16, 1966, to a Jewish mother who worked as an elementary school teacher and a Catholic father who worked as a special education teacher. He was raised Jewish but dropped out of Jewish school to pursue an acting career.

Nonetheless, his family made sure he made it through to his Bar Mitzvah after his mother died in 1979 of leukemia. He attended Bronx High School of Science before going to Queen College.

He dropped out of college and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy. He played minor roles in Chicago and Los Angeles before getting his big break in the 1996 movie “Swingers.”

He’s since moved on to much bigger things, none more important than his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he’s been involved as an actor and director. His first Marvel movie was “Iron Man” starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.

Jon Favreau and Joya Tillem attend the premiere of

Jon Favreau and Joya Tillem attend the ‘Iron Man’ premiere at Cinemaxx in Berlin, Germany on April 22, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

They have 3 children together

Joya Tillem and Jon Favreau were married on November 24, 2000. Shortly after, they welcomed their first child, son Max Favreau on July 25, 2001. They had their first daughter, Madeleine Favreau, in April 2003.

Tillem looked like she could still have a successful modeling career as she rocked her swimsuit.

She was followed by their third and last daughter Brighton Rose Favreau on August 30, 2001. The family remains in Los Angeles, near their mother’s workplace. However, they also have a fantastic vacation home at Irvine Cove in Laguna Beach.

Jon Favreau with Max in Santa Monica, California on July 23, 2002 |  Source: Getty Images

Jon Favreau with Max in Santa Monica, California on July 23, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

family weekend

Favreau’s body is sometimes in the spotlight due to its heavyweight appearance. In one instance in 2012, the then 45-year-old actor looked burly as he walked on the beach in Hawaii with his wife and their two youngest children, Madeline and Brighton.

Meanwhile, as she rocked her swimsuit, Tillem looked like she could still have a successful modeling career. The two were enjoying their family time – something the couple take very seriously.

Joya Tillem and Jon Favreau watching an NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on May 14, 2008 |  Source: Getty Images

Joya Tillem and Jon Favreau watching an NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on May 14, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

The couple, who met when Favreau was still an up-and-coming actor, hit new heights after their relationship blossomed. Tillem played an important role in providing excellent support to her husband.

When they met, the paparazzi followed them if they walked past them, but that is no longer the case. However, the longtime lovebirds remained grounded and stressed the importance of family time. They have three children, whom Dr. Tillem is raising with her husband at their home in Los Angeles.