Eli Craig

Eli Craig was born into a show business family, but didn't begin his own acting career until he was in his late 20s. The son of actress Sally Field, Craig had decided when he was younger that he wanted to stay away from ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (2)

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

Young Hak Hawkins (Actor)

The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)
Director (1)

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Eli Craig was born into a show business family, but didn't begin his own acting career until he was in his late 20s. The son of actress Sally Field, Craig had decided when he was younger that he wanted to stay away from show business. He got a degree in psychology, and worked for a time as an Outward Bound guide. But eventually, he was lured back to Hollywood. Craig had a co-starring role in "Deal of a Lifetime," about a high school nerd who exchanges his soul for a date with the popular girl. In 2000, Craig played the younger version of Hawk, Tommy Lee Jones's character, in Clint Eastwood's adventure about elderly astronauts, "Space Cowboys." He also had a role in "The Rage: Carrie 2," which was essentially a remake of Brian DePalma's classic 1970s horror film, "Carrie." It was on that set that Craig decided he'd be better off making his own films. He applied and was accepted to U.S.C. After graduation, he directed commercials, music videos, and short films for several years, before writing the script for "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" with fellow U.S.C. alumnus, Morgan Jurgenson. The script was partly inspired by Craig's experience bringing nervous city kids into the woods for Outward Bound. He directed the horror-comedy, which flips the typical college-kids-get-lost-in-the-woods-and-murdered-by-hillbillies scenario on its head. Tucker (Tyler Labine) and Dale (Alan Tudyk) are nice guys, but when the paranoid kids mistake them for psychopaths, all sorts of bloody violence ensues.

Relationships

Noah Craig

Son
Born in 2006; mother, Sasha Craig

Sasha Craig Actor

Wife
Married on Sept. 5, 2004

Sally Field Actor

Mother
Born Nov. 6, 1946; married to Craig's father Steven from 1968-75

Kate Hudson Actor

Companion
Dated for 18 months No longer together

Margaret Field Actor

Grandmother

Milestones

2011

Made his feature directorial debut with "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil"; also wrote and appeared in film

2010

Directed an episode of ABC's ensemble drama "Brothers & Sisters"; series starred his mom Sally Field

2005

Acted opposite his wife Sasha Craig in the drama short "Racer Number 9"

2004

Wrote and directed the film short "The Tao of Pong"

2000

Played the young version of Tommy Lee Jones' character in "Space Cowboys"

1999

Cast in the horror sequel "The Rage: Carrie 2"

1999

Made acting debut with a bit role in "Deal of a Lifetime"

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