Gary Ross Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Jan, 2017
Facts of Gary Ross
Date of Birth: 1956 , November-3
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Gary Ross
Birth Name Gary Ross
Nick Name Gary
Father Arthur A. Ross
Mother Gail Ross
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $10 million
Famous for Writer, producer, director
Married Yes
Married to Allison Thomas
Children 2
Divorce N/A
Education University of Pennsylvania
Awards Saturn Award, Paul Selvin Award
Movies Ocean's Eight
Books Depression and your thyroid, Always Tip the Dealer, Nature's guide to healing
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Childhood

Gary Ross was born on 3rd of November, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He was born to his parents Gail and Arthur A. Ross.  His father Arthur A. Ross was a screenwriter. He grew up in a Jewish family. He was interested in acting since his childhood and always wanted to be a popular actor.

Career and path

Gary Ross attended the University of Pennsylvania but did not graduate from there. He worked on Ted Kennedyís 1980 Presidential Campaign and also consulted on both Bill Clintonís and Michael Dukakisís presidential campaigns. Gary Ross wrote a novel before being hired to write screenplays for Paramount Pictures. Once, he even worked as a fisherman.

His first screenplay was Big, which he co-wrote with Anne Spielberg. It led to a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award nomination. His also wrote successful films like Dave (1993). Later in the year 1988, Gary Ross wrote and directed the movie Pleasantville. Gary Ross wrote, produced and directed Seabiscuit, based on Seabiscuit: An American Legend. The film was nominated seven times for the Academy Award.

Not only that, Gary Ross also took on the high-profile project of directing and co-adapting the film adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collinís Hunger Games trilogy. The film was a success and earned $672826248 worldwide. The film was successful both financially and critically but Gary Ross opted not to be a part of its sequels. He cited rushed production schedule being the main reason behind it.

Besides these, Gary Ross also wrote and produced the animated film The Tale of Despereaux. The film was based on the Newbery Medal-winning childrenís book by Kate DiCamillo.

In the year 2012, Candlewick Press published his first book Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind. In the same year, Gary Ross was announced as the director of the film adaptation of the novel Peter and the Starcatchers, by Walt Disney Pictures.

Marriage and personal life

Currently, Gary Ross is married to Allison Thomas.  The couple together gave birth to twins, Claudia and Jack, on 26th of May, 1995. No rumors have been heard on any of his extramarital affairs. Gary Ross is happily living with his family.

Fact, bio, and height

Gary Ross still stands fit, attractive, charming and smart with a good body structure and sound health. His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million accumulated from his high salary as a film author, writer, and director. Gary Ross finds family entertainment really very necessary and profitable. 

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