Alex Gibney Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Jul, 2019
Facts of Alex Gibney
Date of Birth: 1953 , October-23
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Alex Gibney
Birth Name Philip Alexander Gibney
Father Frank Gibney
Mother Harriet Harvey
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Director
Net Worth $2 million
Affair with Anne Morgan DeBevoise
Girlfriend Anne Morgan DeBevoise
Married yes
Married to Anne Morgan DeBevoise
Children Three
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Alex Gibney is one of the distinguished directors who is considered the most talented documentarian of our time. He is mostly known for his exceptional work in a number of successful movies and TV series such as Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief which won three Emmys Awards in 2015 and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God which also won three 2013 Primetime Emmy awards. In the year 2007, he was also the director of the movie Taxi to the Dark Side which gained widespread praise from critics as well as won Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.        

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney was born on October 23, 1953, in New York City, the United States to Frank Gibney and Harriet Harvey. His biological father Frank is a late journalist, editor, and writer. And his stepfather was William Sloane Coffin, an American Christian clergyman, and long-time peace activist.    

After Gibney finished schooling from Pomfret School, he went on to enroll at Yale University where he earned his bachelor's degree. He also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles Film School. 

Gibney holds American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is a White.      

Alex Gibney's Professional Career

Alex Gibney kick-started his directorial career by working in The Ruling Classroom, in 1980. He subsequently worked in Manufacturing Miracles, The Sexual Century: Sexual Explorers, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. For his work as a writer and producer of The Pacific Century, he also won the News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Historical Program.   

In the year 2007, Alex was an executive producer of the documentary No End in Sight. In the following year, he was a director of the movie Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. In the year 2012, he directed the movie Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God which won three 2013 Primetime Emmy Award. 

CAPTION: The director Alex Gibney SOURCE: Variety

His biggest success came in 2015 when he became the director of the documentary movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. The movie got seven Emmy Awards nominations winning three. In 2018, he also worked in Dirty Money and The Looming Tower starring Wrenn SchmidtMichael Stuhlbarg, and more. 

Alex Gibney's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

Alex Gibney has worked in several movies and TV series and most of them also became hit commercially. He has a net worth of around $2 million, as of 2019.

According to United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of the director is around $92,220 a year. Further information regarding his property, house, and car is not disclosed yet. 

Alex Gibney's Married, Relationship, Wife, And Children 

Alex Gibney is a married man who tied the knot with Anne Morgan DeBevoise, on 14 August 1982. The couple organized their wedding ceremony at the home, in New Vernon. His wife Anne is a great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Fortune Ryan, the financier, and tutor at the Marianne Frostig Center for Educational Therapy in Los Angeles.    

CAPTION: Alex Gibney and his wife Anne DeBovoise SOURCE: Flickr

The couple is blessed with three children, one of them is Nick Gibney. It has been nearly four decades that the couple is sharing the wonderful married life with no conflict.  

Gibney's company filed for arbitration against THINKFilm for over a million dollars on June 19, 2008, claiming the company failed to properly promote their movie Taxi to the Dark Side.   

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