Is Joel Coen married? Yes, he is. His wife name is Frances McDormand who is well recognized for being an American actress and the winner of a Tony Award, two Academy Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards. The couple celebrated their wedding un 1984 and has expanded their family life by adopting a son Pedro McDormand Coen from Paraguay after 11 years of their marriage.
The duo isn’t blessed with their biological child. They currently reside in New York City and also have a residence in the beautiful city of Bolinas, California. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Coen:
Who is Joel Coen?
Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954, which makes his age be 66 years old as of 2020. Together with his younger brother named Ethan Coen (born September 21, 1957), the siblings are one of the most renowned American filmmakers, collectively named as the Coen brothers. The brothers are known for the movies like Miller’s Crossing (1990), The Big Lebowski (1998), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and No Country for Old Men (2007).
Early Life and Education
Coen was born in 1954 and his place of birth is in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where he was raised up. Talking more about his family, he was born to parents named Edward Coen (father) and Rena Neumann (mother). His father used to work at the University of Minnesota as an economist. Similarly, his mother was an art historian by profession working at St. Cloud State University. Coen was raised in a Jewish family, which is his religion.
His early life wasn’t spent in luxurious lifestyle as they are living now, Joel and his brother Ethan used to save money for purchasing a Vivitar Super 8 camera as they were interested in remaking movies which they watched on television screens. They remade movies with their friend Mark Zimering as a star.
Talking about his education and academic achievements, Coen attended the St. Louis Park High School from where he completed his graduation in 1973, three years earlier than Ethan. For his further education, he was enrolled at Bard College and also at New York University where he spent four years in the undergraduate film program. During the University period, he made his thesis film named Soundings which was of the 30-minute movie.
Career and Professional Life
Joel started working as a production assistant after passing out from New York University serving for a variety of industrial films. He learned film editing and later turned as the writer/director for 1984s Blood Simple with Ethan. The movies featured actress Frances McDormand who later starred in a number of films by Coen brothers and later married to Joel.
Their first commercial film was able to amass multiple prestigious awards including Independent Spirit awards. The Coen brothers worked for Crimewave (1985) and later Joel made his cameo appearance in a 1985s comedy film titled Spies Like Us. Their next film was 1987s crime comedy film named Raising Arizona about an unlikely married couple.
Coen brothers wrote and directed a gangster film called Miller’s Crossing in 1990 which star John Turturro, Gabriel Byrne and Albert Finney. This movie was inspired by novel Red Harvest (1920). In 1991, they released period film Barton Fink which turned to be a critical success winning three major awards and even an Oscar nomination.
Their next release was 1994s comedy film The Hudsucker Proxy which made a giant commercial success. In 1996, they released crime thriller Fargo produced in a budget of 7 million USD. The small-budget film earned a BAFTA award and two Oscars. Their black comedy film The Big Lebowski was released in 1998.
The Coen brothers released a crime comedy film named O Brother, Where Art Thou? In 2000 which was both critically and commercially successful. They produced noirish thriller, The Man Who Wasn’t There in 2001 starring Billy Bob Thornton as a laconic chain-smoking barber. The Coen brothers directed romantic comedy film Intolerable Cruelty in 2003. They directed black comedy thriller film The Ladykillers starring Tom Hanks as a professor.
They continued their film direction by working for French films To Each His Own Cinema and Paris, je t’aime. Their next release was No Country for Old Men (2007) and Almost an Evening which is a series of three one-act plays. Their black comedy film Burn After Reading was released in September 2008.
On October 2, 2009, they produced comedy-drama film A Serious Man produced with a low budget. In 2010, they produced American Revisionist Western film named True Grit which is based on Charles Portis ‘novel and received nominations for ten Academy Awards. In 2013, they worked for a French-American film Inside Llewyn Davis starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake. They wrote and directed television series Fargo on the FX network. The Coen brothers directed a Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs premiered on August 31, 2018, starring Liam Neeson, James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson.
Joel Coen is a married man who tied a knot with actress Frances McDormand who has been starred on multiple Coen Brothers films. McDormand was born on June 23, 1957, which means that she is three years younger in age to her husband. They have adopted a son named Pedro McDormand Coen. Except for his wife, there are no other relationship records of Joel Coen. Likewise, no news about their separation and divorce has been heard which made us assume that Joel and spouse are having the best time together.
Moving to his body measurements, Coen is blessed with a tall height of 6 feet or 1.83 m. The film director has a well-maintained body structure and is blessed with light brown colored hair and black colored hair.
Salary and Net worth
Joel Coen with his brother Ethan Coen has an estimated net worth of 120 million USD. The Coen brothers have their own production company Mike Zoss Productions named after an independent pharmacy Mike Zoss Drug. This company is based on New York City and has produced popular movies like Where Art Thou? Onwards and O Brother.
Wiki and Facts
Most of the popular wiki sites like IMDb and Wikipedia have provided Joel Coen’s biography. Joel isn’t active on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. His spouse’s Instagram profile is reachable @frances.mcdormand.