Chris Joseph Columbus, or simply “Chris Columbus” is a movie personality and a filmmaker. He hails from Spangler, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He works in the movie industry.
He started as a screenplay writer in the 1980’s, and he then went on to become a director, and in his career, he has directed many legendary films. Apart from this, he also runs a movie production and animation studio.
Early Life & Biography
Chris Joseph Columbus was born on 10 September 1958 in the city of Spangler, Pennsylvania, United States. However, he was brought up in Champion, Ohio, United States. His parents were industrial workers.
His father name was Michael Columbus, and his mother name was Mary Irene (née Puskar). He has no siblings, and he has Italian and Czech ancestry. From his childhood, he loved drawing. He started making storyboards and, in high school, began making 8mm films.
He got admitted to Tisch School of Arts at New York University to complete higher education. Legendary actor Alec Baldwin was his classmate there. Though he got a scholarship, he forgot to renew it; thus, he had to work in a factory to pay fees.
While working, he wrote a screenplay. Which one his teacher used to get him an agent. While in university in 1980, he made a short film called I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here. In the year 2014, the Academy Film Archives preserved the film.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 10 September 1958, Chris Columbus is 63 years old as of today’s date 30th May 2022. His height is 1.82 m tall, and weight is 75 Kg.
He resides in San Francisco, California. In the year 1983, he married choreographer Monica Devereux. Together they have four children, whose names are Eleanor, Violet, Brendan, and Isabella.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003 his movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets won the Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation. In 2004 his film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won the prestigious BAFTA Children’s Award in the Best Feature Film category. Also, his movie The Help in 2012 won the AFI Award in the Movie of the Year Category.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Columbus in 2022
He has earned quite a significant amount of revenue by working in big movies. He reportedly brings in a salary of $5 million, and his total net worth to date, as per an estimate, is somewhere around a staggering $100 Million as of May 2022. He has been one of the ten highest-grossing directors in movie history.
With this article, we have looked into the life and work of Chris Joseph Columbus and how he started working as a writer and then became a very successful director and producer. Under his credit, he has movies like Home Alone Harry Potter, among others. He also runs a very successful production company.