Paul Thomas Anderson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Nov, 2019
Facts of Paul Thomas Anderson
Date of Birth: 1970 , June-26
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Paul Thomas Anderson
Father Ernie Anderson
Mother Edwina Gough Anderson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Director
Working For Movie
Net Worth $70 million
Girlfriend Maya Rudolph
Children Four
Education Santa Monica College, Emerson College, New York University
Awards Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award
Movies Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, The Master, Inherent Vice, Phantom Thread
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New York Film Critics Circle Award-winning director, Paul Thomas Anderson, rose to stardom from the projects like Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and The Master. Starting in 1996, Thomas has directed numerous films and television series so far. Besides his profession, Anderson is also famous for his relationship with actress and comedian Maya Rudolph.

Paul Thomas Was Born Seventh Of Nine Children

Paul Thomas Anderson was born in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, on June 26th, 1970, to Edwina Gough Anderson and Ernie Anderson. His father Ernie is an actor of ABC and a Cleveland television horror film Ghoulardi.

Anderson was born as the seventh of nine children of his parents. He grew up in San Fernando Valley with his eight other siblings namely, Amanda, Ernest, Kathryn, Richard, Elizabeth, Michael, Stephen, and Victoria Anderson.

Thomas attended Buckley in Sheman Oaks, Campbell Hall School, Cushing Academy, and Montclair Prep school. Later, he enrolled at Santa Monica College and later studied for two semesters as an English major at Emerson College.

Fathered Four Children With Partner, Maya Rudolph

Paul Anderson is unmarried. But, he is in a longtime relationship with Maya Rudolph, an actress, voice artist, comedian, and singer. The lovebirds reportedly started dating in 2001 and has been living happily ever after.

Paul Thomas with his partner, Maya SOURCE: Yahoo Finance

Anderson and Maya welcomed their first baby daughter, Pearl Minnie Anderson, in October 2005. Later, they gave birth to three more children, Lucille Anderson, in November 2009, son, Jack Anderson in July 2011, and daughter, Minnie Ida Anderson, in August 2013.

Before he began his relationship with Maya Rudolph, the filmmaker dated the singer, songwriter, and pianist, Fio Apple, aka Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart.

What is Paul Thomas Anderson's Net Worth?

According to celebritynetworth, Thomas has accumulated a net worth of $70 million as of November 2019. His decades-long career as a director, screenwriter, and producer is the major source of his income.

Paul has been working in the film industry for over two decades, during which, he has directed and produced several hit projects-some of them are listed below:

Film Year Box Office
Boogie Nights 1997 $43,101,594
There Will Be Blood 2007 $76,181,545
Phantom Thread 2017 $47,756,590
Punch-Drunk Love 2002 $24,665,649
Magnolia 1999 $48,451,803

Meanwhile, Thomas's long-time partner, Maya Rudolph, has an impressive net worth of $10 million. She has earned her wealth from her successful career in acting.

Interested In Filmmaking Since Childhood Days

Paul Anderson developed an interest in filmmaking from an early age. He directed in some small projects before directing a full-length feature film, Hard Eight starring Philip Baker Hall and Samuel L. Jackson in 1996.

Later, he directed the American historical drama film Boogie Nights in 1997 featuring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, and Don Cheadle. In 2002, Paul came up with the romantic comedy-drama film Punch-Drunk Love. 

In 2017, Thomas released his new American period drama project, Phantom Thread. Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville are the other stars of the film.