Michael Stevens Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Sep, 2017
Facts of Michael Stevens
Date of Birth: 1966 , November-21
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Michael Stevens
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, District of Columbia
Ethnicity White
Profession Producer
Net Worth N/A
Married Yes
Married to Alexandra Gifford
Children John Stevens and Lily Stevens
Education Duke University
Movies Thin Red Line (1998), Thurgood (2011)
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Synopsis

Michael Stevens was an American producer, writer, and director. He was best known for his movies such as The Thin Red Line (1998), Thurgood (2011) and Herblock: The Black & the White (2013). He died on 15 October 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.  He was also a writer and producer for annual Kennedy Center Honors.

Early Life

Michael Stevens was born as Michael Murrow Stevens on 21 November 1966, in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. to George Stevens Jr. who is a producer and creator of American Film Institute and Elizabeth Guest.

Michael Stevens graduated from Landon School in Washington, D.C in 1985. He completed his bachelors from the Duke University in the year 1989 in Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Political Science.

Michael Stevens Career

Michael Stevens spent almost 25 years of his life in the field of the entertainment industry. He was writer and producer of the annual Kennedy Center Honors from 2002. During his lifetime, he won Emmy Awards for seven times and Writers Guild nominations twice, Directors Guild nomination once and a NAACP Award for Directing.

Michael Stevens's productions in the TV special of the Kennedy Center Honors events have got an Emmy Award nomination. The nomination was made for five years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) for Outstanding Variety, Music or comedy special. This event won awards in the latter three years.  

Michael Stevens also produced 'Christmas in Washington' TV specials for over 20 years and directed it for the last 10 years.

Film and Music Production

Michael Stevens has also worked in shows for television.  As a director and producer, he has been involved in feature films such as Sin and Bad City Blues and television adoption like Thurgood, which he directed for HBO.

As Michael Stevens was associated with 'Kennedy Centers Honors show since 2003, he was also involved in several producing segments saluting musician honorees such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, the Who and Paul McCartney that featured performances by musicians including Sting, Eddie Vedder, Jennifer Hudson and much more. In 2010, Michael produces the Bettye LaVette album 'The British Rock Songbook,' which got nominated for a Grammy Award for Outstanding Contemporary Blues album in 2011.

Personal Life

Michael Stevens was married to Alexandra Gifford, who is also a producer. Alexandra is professionally known as Ali Gifford. Michael and Alexandra got married in the year 2003.

Alexandra was a former talent executive who served Michael as a co-producer. They have two children, John Stevens and Lily Stevens. He died on 20 October 2015 due to stomach cancer in Los Angeles.  

Michael Stevens was born into an entertainment industry family. George Stevens, Michael Stevens' grandfather, was a film director. Other members of his family are actors Alice Howell and Yvonne Howell and Ashton Stevens.

Micheal Stevens net worth is not known yet.

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