Academy Award-winning American filmmaker whose notable film credits include Jaws, The Color Purple, E.T., Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Catch Me If You Can, Lincoln and Bridge of Spies. One of the greatest and most commercially successful directors in Hollywood history, Spielberg is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards for Best Director, a Kennedy Center honor, and a Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Spielberg was born Steven Allan Spielberg on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Leah Frances (Posner), a concert pianist and restaurateur, and Arnold Spielberg, an electrical engineer who worked in computer development. He studied at Saratoga High School, and went to California State University, Long Beach. He married Kate Capshaw in October 1991. He was previously married to Amy Irving. He has six children named Mikaela, Max, Sawyer, Sasha, Destry and Theo.
Steven Spielberg Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 18 December 1946
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Birth Name: Steven Allan Spielberg
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Film director, Producer, Screenwriter
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
He is a supporter of the Democratic Party. In 1996, he donated $100,000 to the Party. He also favored Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Steven Spielberg Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 198 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 90 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7¾”
Height in Meters: 1.72 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Spielberg was voted #11 Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Steven Spielberg Family Details:
Father: Arnold Spielberg (Electrical Engineer)
Mother: Leah Adler (Restaurateur, Concert Pianist)
Spouse/Wife: Kate Capshaw (m. 1991), Amy Irving (m. 1985–1989)
Children: Mikaela George Spielberg (Daughter) (b. 1996), Sasha Spielberg (Daughter) (b. 1990), Sawyer Spielberg (Son) (b. 1992), Max Spielberg (Son) (b. 1985), Destry Allyn Spielberg (Daughter) (b. 1996), Theo Spielberg (Son) (b. 1988)
Siblings: Anne Spielberg (Younger Sister), Sue Spielberg (Younger Sister), Nancy Spielberg (Younger Sister)
Spielberg’s paternal grandparents were Jews from Ukraine, who settled in Cincinnati in the 1900s; his grandmother was from Sudylkiv, and his grandfather was from Kamianets-Podilskyi.
Steven Spielberg Education:
Arcadia High School, Phoenix
Hebrew School (1953-1957)
Saratoga High School, California (1965)
California State University
Spielberg attended Hebrew school from 1953 to 1957, in classes taught by Rabbi Albert L. Lewis.
Steven Spielberg Facts:
*Born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.
*Both of his parents were born to Russian Jewish immigrant families.
*His father served in World War II in South East Asian Front.
*He began his career in the New Hollywood era, and became one of the youngest television directors for Universal in the late 1960s.
*He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.
*He ranked #1 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Greatest directors ever!” in 2005.
*He is the godfather of Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore.
*He is a fan of video games and says that their development is intriguing to him.
*He is good friends with Tom Cruise, Kirk Douglas, Robin Williams, Sally Fields, and Harrison Ford.
*Visit his official website: www.amblin.com/steven-spielberg
Spielberg frequently casts Tom Hanks, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Frank Welker, Tom Cruise and Mark Rylance.