Damien Chazelle Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Nov, 2019
Facts of Damien Chazelle
Date of Birth: 1985 , January-19
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Damien Chazelle
Birth Name Damien Sayre Chazelle
Father Bernard Chazelle
Mother Celia Chazelle
Nationality French-American
Ethnicity White
Profession Director, Writer, Producer
Net Worth $10 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 70
Married to Olivia Hamilton
Divorce Jasmine McGlade
Movies First Man, La La Land, The Last Exorcism Part II, Whiplash, 10 Cloverfield Lane,
TV Show The Eddy
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Academy award-winning director Damien Chazelle is a French-American director, film producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his works in movies like Whiplash, First Man, Guy, and Madeline on a Park Bench to name a few. He won his first Academy Award and Golden Globes award for the 2017 movie La La Land.

Holds Dual Citizenship   

Damien Sayre Chazelle was born on 19th January 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds dual citizenship in France and America. 

He is the elder son of  Bernard Chazelle (father) and Celia Chazelle (mother). His father worked as a Professor of computer science at Princeton University and his mother worked in The College of New Jersey as a medieval history teacher. He was raised along with his younger sister Anna who is an actress.

He attended a Hebrew School in his childhood days. Later went to study filmmaking in the Visual and Environmental Studies department at Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard University in 2007.

Accumulated $10 Million Net Worth

Damien has worked in the Hollywood entertainment business for more than a decade now. Since fame comes along with money, he has collected $10 million net worth from his successful career. 

As for his salary, he earns thousands of dollars for his work as a director in Hollywood films. His movies have also done well at the box office. 

Movie  Released Date Worked As Star-Cast Budget  Box-Office
The Last Exorcism Part II 2013 Writer Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, and Spencer Treat Clark $5 million $15.1 million
Whiplash 2014 Director and Writer Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and Paul Reiser $3.3 million $49 million
10 Cloverfield Lane 2016 Writer John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr. $15 million $110.2 million
La La Land 2016 Director and Writer Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and John Legend $30 million $446.1 million
First Man 2018 Director and Producer Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, and Jason Clarke $70 million $105.7 million

He Is The Youngest Winner Of The Academy Award For Best Director

Damien Chazelle Debuted as a producer, writer, and director from the movie Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. Later in 2013, he made a short movie Whiplash and worked as a writer in the horror movie The Last Exorcism Part II and Grand Piano.

In 2014, he turned his short movie into a full-length feature film with the same name Whiplash. His movie was nominated in the five different categories in the 2015 Academy Awards including Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for his work and won 3 Academy Awards.   

Damien Chazelle won his first Oscar for the movie La La Land SOURCE: Getty Image

Two years later he was nominated for two categories in Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Directing for the movie La La Land. He won Best Achievement in Directing and became the youngest winner of the Academy Award for Best Director.

Damien Chazelle directed and produced the 2018 movie, First man. His TV series The Eddy will be released soon in which he worked as an executive producer and his movie Babylon will be released in 2021.

Married To Damien Chazelle 

Damien is married to Olivia Hamilton. The couple exchanged wedding vows on 22nd September 2018. His wife is an actress and writer who assisted him in movies La La Land and First Man. 

Damien Chazelle with his wife Olivia Hamilton SOURCE: Getty Image

Previously, he was married to producer Jasmine McGlade on 26th June 2010. The couple lived together for 4 years until their divorce in 2014. 

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