Chris Columbus

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Birth Name

Chris Columbus

Place Of Birth

Spangler, USA


63 years old

Birth Date

September 09, 1958

Star Sign


Chris Columbus Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

Tisch School of the Arts

Net Worth

$90 million

Current Partner

Monica Devereux


Eleanor Columbus, Brendan Columbus, Violet Columbus, Isabella Columbus


Irene Columbus, Alex Michael Columbus


1.7m (5'7"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

Annual Earnings

$5 million+ per year

About Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus was born Chris Joseph Columbus on September 10, 1958, in Spangler, Pennsylvania, and is a popular American filmmaker, film director, and producer.

With his script for the horror-comedy film Gremlins (1984), Chris Columbus broke into Hollywood as a screenwriter. He is most known for directing blockbuster films including 'Home Alone,' (1990), the 'Harry Potter' film series (2001–2011), 'Home Alone 2,' (1992), and 'Mrs. Doubtfire' (1993).

Chris Columbus has established himself as a master of writing and producing thrilling adventure stories. Columbus has produced three films in 2015 includes 'The Witch', 'Mediterranea', and 'It Had To Be You'. He is married to Monica Devereux and has four children.

Chris Columbus Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Chris Columbus’s net worth?

The net worth of Chris Columbus is estimated to be around $90 million.

How much does Chris Columbus earn per year?

The annual salary of Chris Columbus is approximately around $5 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Chris Columbus?

Chris Columbus is 5 ft and 8 in (174 cm) tall.

How old is Chris Columbus?

As of 2022, he is about 64 years old and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

Childhood And Education

Columbus was born to Irene and Alex Michael Columbus in Spangler, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1958. His father was a coal miner in Youngstown, Ohio, where he grew up. After seeing the crime and drama film 'The Godfather' at the age of 15, he was inspired to make movies. He studied at the John F. Kennedy High School and later was enrolled in New York University's famed Tisch School of the Arts' directors program.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chris Columbus’s partner?

Chris Columbus married actress Monica Devereux on August 6, 1983. They have four children together: Eleanor Columbus, Brendan Columbus, Isabella Columbus, and Violet Columbus. As of 2022, the family currently lives in San Francisco.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gremlins(1984) was a huge hit in his career, that was produced in a collaboration between him and popular film director Steven Spielberg. 'Adventures In Babysitting', his first film, was released in 1987 to mixed reviews. But it was Columbus's first of three collaborations with writer and director John Hughes for the 1990's famous film 'Home Alone' that cemented his place among Hollywood's elite list. He made the third 'Harry Potter' film series 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (2004), which was directed by Alfonso Cuarón. After being physically and emotionally exhausted, he left producing the 'Harry Potter' series.

The movie, 'Rent' was directed by Chris Columbus in 2005. In 2006, Columbus worked as a producer on 'Night At The Museum' (1993). Following that, the screenwriter worked as an executive producer on 'Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer' (2007) which was a huge box-office hit.

Chris Columbus also directed 'I Love You', Beth Cooper', a comedy film based on the author Larry Doyle's novel, in 2009. Later, in his life, 20th Century Fox hired Columbus to direct 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' in 2010. Chris Columbus produced 'The Help', a film version of author Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name, which was released in 2011.

Screenwriter Columbus and writer Ned Vizzini co-wrote the 'House Of Secrets' series in 2013.

Charity Work

Chris Columbus is a long-time supporter of the MS Foundation of Los Angeles and a member of the San Francisco Foundation. He also helps with fundraising efforts at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

What awards has Chris Columbus won?

Chris Columbus has won many awards and nominations for his work as a screenwriter in films like the 'Harry Potter' series and many more. Chris Columbus has won the Mainichi Film Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003, BAFTA Children's Award for Best Feature Film in 2004, and many nominations for the 'Harry Potter' series. For his film, 'The Help', he has been awarded Black Reel's Best Film award and Christopher Award in 2012. He received an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Film Award nomination for his film 'The Help' in 2012. In 2004 he was the winner of the Stinker Award for Worst Screenplay for 'Christmas With The Kranks' film.

Other Interesting Chris Columbus Facts And Trivia

  • All his four children appeared in the 'Harry Potter' films in which he worked.
  • 'Home Alone 2: Lost In New York; cumulated to $359 million worldwide when it was released on November 20, 1992. 'Home Alone 2' may be carelessly conceived, but it is made with a sense of occasion and a lot of festive enthusiasm,' observed Janet Maslin for The New York Times.
  • In 2014, the film director, Chris Columbus co-founded the production company Maiden Voyage Pictures.

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