Spike Jonze Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Nov, 2019
Facts of Spike Jonze
Date of Birth: 1969 , October-22
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Spike Jonze
Birth Name Adam Spiegel
Father Arthur H. Spiegel III
Mother Sandra L. Granzow
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Rockville, Maryland
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Director, Writer, Producer
Net Worth $50 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 74
Divorce Sofia Coppola
Education Walt Whitman High School
Awards Academy Award, Golden Globes
Movies Her, The Game, Being John Malkovich, Three Kings,Jackass 3D,
TV Show Vice Guide to Film, Fuck, That's Delicious, Tattoo Age, King of the Road, It's Suppertime!
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Golden Globes and Academy Awards- winner, Adam Spiegel aka Spike Jonze, is an American filmmaker. photographer and actor. He is widely known for as the director of Adaptation, Being John MalkovichWhere the Wild Things and Her. He won his first Oscar Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Her. He also won the Golden Globes Award in 2014.

Born in Rockville, Maryland

Spike Jonze was born as Adam Spiegel on 22nd October 1969 in Rockville, Maryland, United States. He is one of three kids of Arthur H. Spiegel III and Sandra L. Granzow. His parents got divorced during his childhood. Jonze and his two siblings Sam Spiegel and Julia Spiegel, were raised by their single mother.

Jonze holds American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnical background. He received his education from Walt Whitman High School. Jonze spent most of his time at Bethesda community store during his high school days, he got his nickname as Spike Jonze there.

Spike Jonze Is A Multi-Millionaire

Spike Jonze has been working in the Hollywood entertainment business for more than 3 decades. He has earned millions of dollars from his career and as of 2019, Spike Jonze's net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.

Jonze's directorial works include numerous television series as well as films. Besides, he also served as a writer in most of the projects he directed. So we believe Jonze earned a hefty amount of money from his career in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, some of the his-directed movies did well in the Box Office-some of them are listed below.

Movie Released Date Worked As Star-Cast Budget Box- Office
The Game 1997 Actor Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, and James Rebhorn $70 million $109.4 million
Three Kings 1999 Actor George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube $48 million $107.7 million
Being John Malkovich 1999 Director and actor John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and John Malkovich $13 million $32.4 million
Jackass: The Movie 2002 Producer and actor Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Steve-O $5 million $79.5 million
Jackass 3D 2010 Producer Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Steve-O $20 million $171.7 million
Her 2013 Director and Writer Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Rooney Mara $23 million $48.3 million
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 2013 Producer Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, and Georgina Cates $15 million $151.8 million

Diving into his property and assets, Spike Jonze owns a 1965 square feet house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms located in Malibu, California, which he bought in 2018 for $8.85 million. Two years prior, Spike sold his 2,279 sq ft apartment for $3.2 million.

Started His Career as an Actor

The well-reputed director, Spike Jonze was an actor in several short films and videos before he made his directorial debut. He made his debut in Hollywood as an actor from a full-length feature film Mi Vida Loca in 1994. Later in 1999, Jonze landed a major role in the movie Three Kings.

Spike debuted as a director from the movie Being John Malkovich in 1999, for which he was nominated for Best Director in an Academy Awards. He won Academy Award and Golden Globes Award for Screenplay for his movie Her in 2014.

Spike Jonze holding Oscar Award for his film Her for Best Screenplay SOURCE: Getty Image

He also worked as a producer for various television series and films, including Jackass: The Movie, Jackass 3D, Abandoned, Payday, Jungletown, Terror, and Pay Day. His most recent works as a producer were Vice Guide to Film, Tatto Age and Post Radical.

As of 2019, he worked in many short movies such as The New Normal and Squarespace: Dream it with Idris Elba and television show Aziz Ansari: Right Now.

Living His Life Single

The 50-year-old American director, producer, and writer Spike Jonze is unmarried as of 2019. Moreover, as per some online sources, Jonze is not in a relationship with anyone, as well. However, Jonze was married to American screenwriter and former actress Sofia Coppola previously. The couple got married on 26th June 1999.

Spike Jonze with his ex-wife Sofia Coppola SOURCE: Getty Image

The couple lived together for four years before ending their marriage in divorce-they finalized their divorce on 9th December 2003. After the divorce, Jonze was in a relationship with Drew Barrymore in 2007 and Michelle Williams for one year from 2008 to 2009.

Furthermore, Spike Jonze also dated Juliana Hatfield and Karen O nothing more about the relationship is known at the moment.

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