Chris Eyre Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Jun, 2017
Facts of Chris Eyre
Date of Birth: 1969
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Chris Eyre
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Portland, Oregon, United States
Ethnicity white
Profession Film director, film producer
Net Worth N/A
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children Shahela Eyre
Education University of Arizona
Awards Directors Guild of America Award
Movies Hide Away
Books The Elephant in the Staffroom: How to Reduce Stress and Improve Teacher Wellbeing
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Chris Eyre is an American film director as well as producer who is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

Eyre is a chairman of the film department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design since 2012. He Was also a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.

Early life and education

Chris Eyre was born on 1969, Portland, Oregon, United States of America. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Eyre joined the Mt. Hood Community College. Later, he attended the New York University where he obtained Masters in Fine Art, Filmmaking in 1995. During the time, he won the Mobile Award for Best Short Film, Tenacity 1995.

Eyre also joined Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Arizona. He is a graduate in BFA from Arizona University and earnd his MFA from New York University.


Chris Eyre debuted with the Canadian-American independent movie, Smoke Signals in 1998 and won the Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Award as well as won the Audience Award.

Eyre released his second movie, American feature film, Skins in 2002. He has also directed the two episodes of the famed PBS series, Skinwalkers, and Mystery!: A Thief of Time. The movies had the appearance of Wes Studi as Joe Leaphorn and Adam Beach as Jim Chee.

On January 29, 2006, Eyre was honored with the Directors Guild of America's award for his Outstanding Directorial Achievement in the Children's Programs for becoming the first Native American to win Award.

Eyre's short movie, A Thousand Roads, the "signature film" for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, opened in Washington, D.C.

On April 10, 2005, It was a contemporary film, following four Native Americans in different locations, as they each confront everyday events for an unlimited and exclusive engagement. 

Eyre was named a 2007 USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and awarded a $50,000 reward by United States Artists, a public charity that encourages and promotes the performance of American artists.

In the year 2008 Eyre directed the first three episodes of We Shall Remain, a mini-series that builds Native history as an essential part of American history from PBS's acclaimed history series American Experience

 Eyre was also appointed as chairman of the film department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in January 2012. 

Personal life

Chris Eyre is a married man and has one child, Shahela Eyre, but he has not disclosed his wife name yet in social media.

Eyre is an Indian of Cheyenne-Arapaho descent who grew up as the adoptive son of white parents in Portland, OR.

Eyre re-established ties to his heritage at the age of 18 and later tracked down his birth mother to come to terms with his heritage.

Net worth

Chris Eyre might have earned a huge amount of net worth from his brilliant career. However, his current net worth has not been disclosed yet.