Max Handelman

Inside Biography

Max Handelman is an American sportswriter who first grabbed attention as a co-author of the book Why Fantasy Football Matters: (And Our Lives Do Not). Besides, he also has built a successful career as a film producer, and blogger. He is, however, popular among the people as a husband of an actress and director Elizabeth Banks. The couple has been sharing a loving relationship since 2003 and is blessed with two adorable children. 

Got His MBA From UCLA

Max Handelman was born on 3rd May 1973 in Portland, Oregon, United States of America. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Speaking of his education, Handelman graduated from Catlin Gabel School in 1991. Later, he went to the University of Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor's degree in 1995. While he was at the University, Max was a part of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity founded by New York University.

Following his bachelor's degree, Handelman pursued his MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA).

From Being a Sports Writer to Film Producer

Max Handelman started working as a sports writer. He co-authored a book titled Why Fantasy Football Matters: (And Our Lives Do Not) with his friend Erick Barmack. Later, they worked in a collaboration on a weblog title Beyond Bowie covering the Portland Trail Blazers.

After his marriage with Elizabeth, the couple started their own production company under the name of Brownstone Productions. The company released its first movie Surrogates, in 2009. 

Max Handelman with his wife and co-founder Elizabeth Banks SOURCE: Getty Image

The company later produced movies including Pitch Perfect film series,  Walk of shame and The Most Hated Woman in America. His company mostly collaborated with various production houses and produced movies.

In most of their produced movie, the producer credit is given to Max Handelman himself. His company's latest work in 2019 includes movie Charlie's Angeles and two television series Shrill and Press Your Luck.

Gathered $30 Million As a Net Worth

The 46-year-old Max Handelman has collected a considerable amount of money as a blogger, sportswriter, and producer. He has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

The major portion of his income is generated from the film he and his wife have produced through their production company Brownstone Production. So, here are some of their commercial success movie with its budget and box office collection.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget  Box-Office
Surrogates 2009 Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, and Rosamund Pike $80 million $122.4 million
Pitch Perfect 2012 Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Skylar Astin $17 million $115.4 million
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Hana Mae Lee $31 million $287.5 million
Pitch Perfect 3 2017 Elizabeth Banks, Alexis Knapp, and John Michael Higgins $45 million $185.4 million

On the other hand, his spouse Elizabeth Banks owns a net worth of $50 million as per celebrity net worth. The couple enjoys $80 million net worth altogether.

Married to Hollywood Actress

Max Handelman married his wife, Elizabeth Banks, in 2003. The couple first met in their college year. After some time, the two started dating and exchanged the vows on 5th July 2003, in a private wedding ceremony. 

Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks on their wedding day SOURCE: Getty Image

The couple first welcomed their first child son Felix via surrogacy on 30th March 2011. The couple is also blessed with second son Magnus Mitchell Handelman again via surrogacy on 14th November 2012.

The couple is living a blissful life with their two children in Los Angeles, California.

by ab-shailendra, 04 Dec, 2019

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