Lisa Cholodenko Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Jun, 2019
Facts of Lisa Cholodenko
Date of Birth: 1964 , June-5
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Lisa Cholodenko
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Director, Writer
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Laurel Canyon, High Art
Movies High Art, Laurel Canyon, Cavedweller, The Kids Are All Right
TV Show Homicide: Life on the Street, Six Feet Under, Push, Nevada, The L Word, Hung, Olive Kitteridge
Siblings 2
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Lisa Cholodenko is a popular director and writer best known for her work in High Art, Laurel Canyon, The Kids Are All Right, and Olive Kitteridge. Besides that, she is also famous as a partner of Wendy Melvoin

Biography & Early Life & Education Of Lisa Cholodenko

Lisa Cholodenko was born on June 5, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, the USA under the birth sign Gemini. She belongs to the white ethnicity and holds American nationality. Lisa has two siblings, however, the identity of her parents and siblings are not available.  

She enrolled at the Columbia University School of the Arts and then, attended Columbia University

Lisa Cholodenko's Career       

Lisa Cholodenko began her career in the early 1990s and served as an apprentice editor in the American drama film Boyz n the Hood and as an assistant editor in the film Used People

She worked in several films and series as a writer and director including short movies like Souvenir and Dinner Party. Well, her other movie credits include High Art, Laurel Canyon, Cavedweller, and The Kids Are All Right.     

Additionally, Cholodenko is also a notable part of television series such as Homicide: Life on the Street, Six Feet Under, Push, Nevada, The L Word, Hung, Olive Kitteridge, The Slap, Here and Now, and so on. 

Lisa Cholodenko's Net Worth & Salary 

Lisa Cholodenko's has a net worth of around $1 million accumulated from his writing and directing career. She earns a decent salary of $92,220 per year at an average as a director while she gains an average salary of $55,420 annually as a writer. 

Here is some list of some of her movies along with its box office collection are listed below: 

Movies Box Office Collection Cast Members
High Art $1,929,168 Ally SheedyRadha MitchellGabriel MannPatricia ClarksonBill SageAnh DuongDavid ThorntonTammy Grimes
Laurel Canyon $4,412,203 Frances McDormandChristian BaleKate BeckinsaleNatascha McElhoneAlessandro Nivola
The Kids Are All Right $34.7 million Annette BeningJulianne MooreMark RuffaloMia WasikowskaJosh Hutcherson

Lisa Cholodenko's Married, Partner, Child, and Relationship-Does She Have A Wife? 

The multi-talented star Lisa Cholodenko is openly lesbian and was once in a relationship with her partner Wendy Melvoin. She gave birth to her child, son, Calder by a sperm donor. 

CAPTION: Lisa Cholodenko and her partner Wendy Melvoin SOURCE: Zimbio

Well, there is no news, if the couple is still together or not as they have not made any public appearances together. As of now, she is living a blissful life with her baby in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. 


One of the films of Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right, generally was praised by critics, however, for the plot device of a homosexual woman truly enjoying heterosexuality, the movie received various opinions from the LGBTQ community. 

Likewise, some critics looked at it as a trope used in mainstream mentioning movies like Kissing Jessica Stein and Chasing Amy. On the other hand, some critics also defended her artistic choice. 

Age, Height, & Other Facts   

  • Age: As of 2019, she is 55 years old. 
  • Height: Cholodenko has an average height. 
  • She made an award-winning student film and served as an assistant editor. 
  • At the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, Lisa was a member of the dramatic jury. 

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