David Owen Russell is an American movie director, screenwriter and a producer who was born in the year 1958, 20th August, making him 57 years of age at present. His early directing endeavors include Spanking the Monkey, Three Kings and Flirting with Disaster. His bio includes the following details.
Some of his commercially successful movies are The Fighter, Silber Linings Playbook and American Hustle which were released in the year 2010, 2012, and 2013 respectively. These movies earned him three academy awards for the category of best Director and best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay nomination for American hustle. He received his seventh nomination for the golden Globe Award for the movie named Joy.
He regularly collaborated with actors like mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper and he has directed each of them three movies.
He was born and raised in Manhattan and his mother’s name is Maria Russell and his father’s name is Bernard Russell. His parents used to work for the Simon And Schuster. His father used to be the Vice President of sales division in the company. His father was from Russian Jewish family and his mother was of Italian American. His maternal grandparents’ names were Frank Muzio who was born in Craco and Philomena Brancata. His paternal grandfather was from Upper West Side of Manhattan who had lost many lives in concentration camps.
He was raised in Larchmont, in the New York city in an atheist household. When he was 13 years old, he made his first film for a school project and used a super 8 film camera in order to film people in the New York city, He went to Mamaroneck High School and was voted as Class Rebel and then he fell in love with movies in his teens but he was determined to become a writer. He started a newspaper when in high school and wrote stories. His parents used to work in a publishing company; thus, he grew up in a household which was filled with books and novels.
He achieved A.B. degree from the Amherst College and he majored in English and the subject of Political Science in the year 1981. He wrote his senior thesis on the United States intervention in Chile from 1963 to 1973.
He got married to Janet Grillo who was also a producer from 1992 to 2007 and at present he is in a relationship with Holly Davis and they have been living happily as partners since then. He has two children, which includes the one with his ex-wife and a son who is adopted. He currently lives at Santa Monica, in the state of California. He also advocates for mental illness treatment and support as an active supporter of autism Research.
In the year 2013, he visited Washington D.C. to meet with the VP Joe Biden and the senator Debbie Stabenow in order to discuss a new bill in the context of Mental Health Care. This director who can be followed by his fans on twitter has a net worth of about 20 million dollars.