Wes Anderson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Nov, 2019
Facts of Wes Anderson
Date of Birth: 1969 , May-1
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Wes Anderson
Birth Name Wesley Wales Anderson
Father Melver Leonard Anderson
Mother Texas Ann
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Director
Working For Movie
Net Worth $30 Million
Education University of Texas
Awards Golden Globe Award
Movies Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Isle of Dogs
Siblings Eric Chase Anderson and Mel Anderson
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Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Wes Anderson is a film director famously known for his witty dialogue and exquisitely decorated sets. Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel won the Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Makeup & Hairstyling awards.

Anderson Is A St. John's School Graduate

Filmmaker Wes was born Wesley Wales Anderson on May 1, 1969, in Houston, Texas, to Texas Ann, a realtor & archaeologist, and Melver Leonard Anderson, a worker in advertising and public relations. He is of English, Swedish, and Norwegian ancestry and holds American nationality.

Anderson's parents divorced when he was eight years old. His older brother, Mel Anderson, is a physician whereas, his younger brother, Eric Chase Anderson, is a writer as well as an artist.

Regarding his education, he graduated from St. John School, located in Houston in 1987. Since his childhood days, Anderson started making silent films using his father's Super 8 camera featuring his friends and brothers.

Later, Anderson enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin, where he worked as a part-time cinema projectionist. In 1990, Anderson graduated from the University with a degree in philosophy.

What is Wes Anderson's Net Worth?

According to some reports, filmmaker Anderson's accumulated a handsome net worth of $30 million. Anderson has earned most of his wealth from his professional career in filmmaking.

Anderson has been working in the film industry for over two decades, and he has been a part of several hit projects. Some of his successful projects and their box office collection are listed below:

Year Film  Box Office
1998 Rushmore $17.1 million
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $71.4 million
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel  $174.8 million
2018 Isle of Dogs $64.2 million

Talking about Anderson's property, he owns a house at Prince Edward County. The house features two-bedroom and has ample backyard space, including a fenced-in-yard, and a large deck.

Career

Filmmaker Wes Anderson debuted in his directing career from Bottle Rocket in 1996. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film along with Owen Wilson.

Wes Anderson posing for photoshoot SOURCE: Twitter

In 1998, he directed the American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, Rushmore starring Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, and Bill Murray.

Anderson directed another comedy film, The Royal Tenenbaums, in 2001. The movie starred Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, and Luke Wilson. His other hit films include The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Squid & the Whale, and The Darjeeling Limited.

In 2012, he directed the American coming-of-age film, Moonrise Kingdom, starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Bill Murray. In 2014, Wes directed a comedy-drama film The Grand Budapest Hotel. In 2018, he directed the animation film, Isle of Dogs.

Wes Anderson is currently working on his upcoming American-German comedy-drama film The French Dispatch. Kate Winslet, Elisabeth Moss, and Willem Dafoe are other stars of the film.

Relationship With Juman Malouf

Wes Anderson is 50 years old as of 2019, and he is an unmarried man. Anderson, is, however, in a relationship with Juman Malouf, a Lebanese writer, costume designer, and voice actress. The lovebirds have been in a relationship since 2010.

The lovebirds welcomed their first baby daughter, Freya Anderson, in 2016. Currently, Anderson and Malouf are living a blissful life with their son in Paris.

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