Michael Rymer Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Feb, 2018
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Date of Birth: 1963 , March
Birth Nation: Australia
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Australian TV & film director, Michael Rymer is best known for his works in Battlestar Galactica, In Too Deep and Queen of the Demand. Rymer made his directional debut from the movie, Angel Baby for which he was nominated for various prestigious awards including-Primetime Emmy Awards.

Michael Rymer is married to Loretta. He has maintained a low profile when it comes to his marital life.

Early Life and Education

Michael Rymer was born Helmer Michael Rymer in March 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. Rymer is Australian by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. 

Rymer attended film school at the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio. In 1987, he earned the Warner Communications Scholarship for Directing.


Michael Rymer made his directorial debut in 1995 from the movie, Angel Baby. Three years later, he directed Allie & Me starring Lynda Benson.

He is best known for re-imagined Battlestar Galactica TV series, directing pilot miniseries and many episodes of the series. 

Michael Rymer then directed several movies like- Face to Face and TV series including- American Horror Story: Asylum, Hannibal, and Deadline Gallipoli. Among them, his popular work includes:

Movies and Series  Cast Members

In Too Deep (1999)

Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci and Pam Grier among others.

Queen of the Damned (2002)

Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite, Vincent Perez and Lena Olin among others.

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos, Katee Sackhoff, Grace Park and Mary McDonnell among other.

Awards and Nominations

Michael Rymer was nominated for various prestigious awards and managed to win some of them including:

  • 1995 = AACTA Awards (twice) for Angel Baby.
  • 2005 = Hugo Awards.
  • 2016 = Hugo Awards for Battlestar Galactica.

Some of his nominated awards include - Primetime Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and AACTA Awards.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Michael Rymer is married to Loretta. The couple maintains a low profile and rarely make a public appearance. The husband and wife were last spotted together in 2007 Courage of Conscience Awards.

Michael Rymer has an estimated net worth of six figures as per some online sources. However, the exact amount is not confirmed yet.

Some of his movies that made a good collection at the box office include:

  • Queen of the Damned (2002) = $45.5 million.
  • In Too Deep (1999) = $14,011,454.

His book, Angel Baby: The Screenplay costs $12.95 each.

Below, the video is about Micahel Rymer's interview: