Noah Baumbach

Director, Screenwriter, Playwright
Often described as witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, it was no surprise that writer-director Noah Baumbach drew comparisons to Woody Allen and Whit Stillman - compliments the filmmaker has relished ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Mistress America 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Margot at the Wedding 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Squid and the Whale 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Emperor's Children (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (10)

De Palma 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Mistress America 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Margot at the Wedding 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Squid and the Whale 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

De Palma 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mistress America 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alexander the Last 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Phillip (Actor)

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

In the Cut 2003 (Movie)

Special Still Photographer (Photography)
Music (1)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

("Petey's Song") (Song)

Biography

Often described as witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, it was no surprise that writer-director Noah Baumbach drew comparisons to Woody Allen and Whit Stillman - compliments the filmmaker has relished throughout his career. A childhood spent in art house theaters, soaking in Howard Hawks, François Truffaut and Jean Renoir, helped inform his lifelong ambition to become a filmmaker. Baumbach's passionate, almost obsessive love for film was finally realized when he helmed his debut feature, "Kicking and Screaming" (1995), on through his seminal film, "The Squid and the Whale" (2005) - the quasi-autobiographical drama that positioned him firmly inside the pantheon of meaningful filmmakers.

Relationships

Jonathan Baumbach

Father
Wrote for Paris Review

Georgia Brown

Mother
Wrote for Village Voice

Laurie Durning

Companion
No longer together

Greta Gerwig Actor

Companion

Jennifer Jason Leigh Actor

Wife
Dated for four years before getting married in 2005 on Labor Day weekend Leigh filed for divorce in November 2010

EDUCATION

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie , New York 1991

Midwood High School

Brooklyn , New York 1987

Milestones

2015

Directed "Mistress America"

2014

Directed "While We're Young"

2012

Penned the animated feature "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" with director Eric Darnell

2010

Co-wrote with wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, the screenplay for "Greenberg"; also directed the film

2009

Co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" with director Wes Anderson

2007

Directed his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh in "Margot at the Wedding"; also wrote screenplay

2005

Wrote and directed "The Squid and the Whale," a story based on the true childhood experiences of Baumbach and his brother during their parents' divorce; earned an Academy award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Independent Spirit Award nominatio

2004

With director Wes Anderson, co-wrote "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"

1997

Third film "Highball" shot in one week after completion of "Mr. Jealousy," using much of the same cast and crew

1997

Second feature as writer and director, "Mr. Jealousy"

1995

Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Kicking and Screaming"

Raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Bonus Trivia

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In late 2011 Baumbach began seeing the actress Greta Gerwig, who had just starred in his film "Frances Ha."

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