Len Wiseman

Director, Screenwriter
A lifelong comic book fan, Len Wiseman built a career that can only be described as every geek's dream come true - coming seemingly out of nowhere to co-create and direct a highly successful film franchise that pitted ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1973 in Fremont, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

Underworld: Awakening 2012 (Movie)

(from Characters) (Source Material)

Underworld: Awakening 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

Underworld: Awakening 2012 (Movie)

Screenplay (Screenplay)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Underworld 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)
Director (8)

Sleepy Hollow 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Hawaii Five-O 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Underworld 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Gears of War (Movie)

(Director)

Shell Game (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Underworld: Awakening 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shell Game (Movie)

(Producer)
Art Department (2)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

(Assistant Property Master)

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

(Assistant Props)
Actor (1)

Bloodsucking Cinema (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A lifelong comic book fan, Len Wiseman built a career that can only be described as every geek's dream come true - coming seemingly out of nowhere to co-create and direct a highly successful film franchise that pitted - joy of joys! - vampires against werewolves. Better yet, during the course of filming said dark tale, the lucky newcomer fell in love and married his sexy leather-clad lead actress, living happily ever after.

Relationships

Kate Beckinsale Actor

Wife
Met when he directed her in "Underworld" (2003) Married May 9, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA

Lily Mo Sheen Actor

Step-Daughter
Born in 1999 father is Welsh actor Michale Sheen

EDUCATION

American High School

Fremont , California

De Anza College

San Jose , California
Made two short films while in school

Milestones

2012

Co-wrote and produced "Underworld: Awakening"; third film collaboration with Beckinsale

2010

Directed the pilot episode of CBS reboot of "Hawaii Five-0"

2009

Produced the prequel "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans"

2007

Directed Bruce Willis in "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth "Die Hard" sequel

2006

Helmed the sequel "Underworld: Evolution"; also executive produced

2003

Made screenwriting and directing debut with the cult movie "Underworld," starring Kate Beckinsale

2002

Earned an MTV award for Best Art Direction for Quarashi's "Stick ‘Em Up"

Began career in the art department, working on director Roland Emmerich's blockbuster hits, such as "Stargate"(1994) and "Independence Day" (1996)

Directed advertisements for PlayStation console games

Directed music videos for groups such as En Vogue and Megadeth

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