Spike Jonze Biography
|Date of Birth:||1969 , October-22|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Name||Adam Spiegel|
|Father||Arthur H. Spiegel III|
|Mother||Sandra L. Granzow|
|Birth Place/City||Rockville, Maryland|
|Profession||Director, Writer, Producer|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Weight in KG||74|
|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!|
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 Malkovich, Where 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.
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.
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.