Isabel Coixet

Inside Biography


Isabel Coixet is a Spanish film director, well recognized as one of the most prolific directors with 12 feature-length movies. She started her career in 1988. She founded her production company, Miss Wasabi Films in 2000. 

Coixet has performed in numerous doc u mentary films, shorts, and commercials throughout her career. Her films are a departure from the traditional cinema of Spain.

Early life and education

Isabel Coixet was born Isabel Coixet Castillo on 9th April 1860, in Barcelona, Spain. She was born to Juan Coixet and Victoria Castillo. She holds Spanish nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity.

Coixet attended Barcelona University and achieved her bachelor's degree in History. She completed her study majoring in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century History from the University. She served in positions requiring writing and advertising at the time. 


Isabel Coixet began her directing career in 1988. She was provided an 8mm camera on her First Communion during the time. In 1988, Coixet debuted in the film industry as a director and scriptwriter in Demasiado Viejo Para Morir Joven.

Coixet made her debut in English film industry in 1996. She starred in the movie, Things I Never Told You. She was cast alongside Andrew Mccarthy and Lili Taylor in the movie.

Coixet gained her international success with her intimate drama My Life Without me in 2003. The drama was based on Nancy Kincaid's short story.

In 2005, Coixet joined eighteen other great filmmakers including Gus Van Sant, Ethan Cohen, and Joel who made for the groundbreaking collective project Paris, jet' time.

In 2008, Coixet released the movie named Elegy. The movie was shot at Vancouver under the production of Lakeshore Entertainment. The movie featured Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz. The film was also introduced at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2012, Isabel Coixet produced and shot her new project, Ayer no terminal Nunca. The movie was released in the Panorama Section of the 63rd edition of the International Film Festival held in Berlin.

Coixet's recent project was Nobody Wants the Night. It was shot between Spain, Norway, and Bulgary. The movie featured Rinko Kikuchi, Juliette Binoche, and Gabriel Byrne.

Personal life

Isabel Cioxet is married and has a daughter. She was married in a private ceremony in the presence of her close relatives and friends.She has a daughter named Zoe Coixet from her marriage. She has not revealed anything regarding her husband or partner.

Net worth

Isabel Coixet earns a considerable amount of money as a film director. She has shot, produced and directed numerous films and dramas. She makes an average salary of $68,440 as a film director.

One of her most popular English movies, My Life Without Me grossed $400,948 domestically and $9,726,954 worldwide. As per some online sources, Coixet's total net worth is estimated to be $1.4 million.

by ab-niranjan, 01 Jan, 2018

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