Is Chris Weitz married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Mercedes Martinez. The couple met at the Burning Man festival for the first time. The couple celebrated their wedding in the year 2006 making them already spent over fifteen years of conjugal life. From their conjugal life, Weitz and his wife are blessed with two children named Sebastian Weitz (son) and Athena Weitz (daughter). Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Weitz:
Who is Chris Weitz?
Born as Christopher John Weitz, he landed the planet on November 30, 1969, which makes his age be 51 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely known for his work in comedy movies like About a Boy and American Pie. He is also noted for directing the film adoption of New Moon from the series of Twilight books.
Early Life and Education
Weitz was born in 1989 and her place of birth is in New York City, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named John Weitz (father) and Susan Kohner (mother). His mother is an actress whereas his father is a novelist/menswear designer who was born in Berlin, Germany.
He is also blessed with a brother named Paul Weitz who is too a renowned filmmaker. His grandparents are actress Lupita Tovar and producer Paul Kohner. He’s spent his childhood days in a nonreligious household where his maternal grandmother was Catholic and maternal grandfather was Jewish. Regarding his religion, Weitz is said to have lapsed Catholic crypto-Buddhist.
Talking about his education and academic achievements, he went to the boarding school St Paul’s School in London at the age of 14. For his higher education, he was enrolled at Trinity College, Cambridge from where he received his graduation in English.
Career and Professional Life
Weitz started his career by being involved in collaboration with his brother. In 1998, he contributed as the co-writer for the animated film Antz. He was involved in various sitcoms including the 1998 revival of the 1977 TV series Fantasy Island. With his brother Paul, he directed American Pie for which the siblings were producers too. He co-directed the Chris Rock comedy Down to Earth with his brother which was released in 2001.
The two brothers wrote and directed a Boy, the Hugh Grant film which was released in 2002. He has also produced films like American Dreamz and Good Company which were made under the direction of his brother, Paul.
He made wide popularity by being the director of a series The Golden Compass in 2003. He was selected as the director for the sequel to Twilight which was announced in December 2008. It is based on the novel New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. As a writer, he contributed to movies like The Mountain Between Us (2017), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Cinderella (2015) and others. He directed the 2018 American historical drama film titled Operation Finale which was written by Matthew Orton.
Chris Weitz is married to Mercedes Martinez since 1006. They are one of the best-supporting couples who has been together in each and every ups and down of their life. They expanded their family life by welcoming a son named Sebastian Weitz and a daughter named Athena Weitz.
Chris Weitz stands at a tall height above 5 feet and 9 inches. He seems to be a cheerful person who carries an outstanding leading capacity. However, no verified information regarding Chris’ body statistics like height, weight, shoe size, etc. are not known.
Salary and Net worth
American director Chris Weitz has an estimated net worth of 3.5 million USD. He has been the part of multiple blockbuster movies making him earn both name and fame. He has also garnered multiple prestigious awards including the nomination for Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Chris Weitz is prepared by various wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia. His verified Twitter account is available @chrisweitz where he has amassed more than 50k followers.