Paul Thomas Anderson Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Movies, Interview, Facts & More

Paul Thomas Anderson Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Movies, Interview, Facts & More







Who is Paul Thomas Anderson?

Paul Thomas Anderson is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. His films often have family relationships as a major theme and films end abruptly or on unusual notes.

Childhood & Early Life

Anderson was born in Studio City, Los Angeles, on 26 June 1970. He is son of Edwina and Ernie Anderson. His father Ernie Anderson was an actor who was work at American Broadcasting Company and hosted a late night horror show in Cleveland.Paul has five half-siblings by his father's first marriage. He had a loving relationship with his father who encouraged him to become a writer or director.



At the age of eight, Anderson made his first film. He made 30-minute mockumentary film The Dirk Diggler Story (1988). Anderson made a short film Cigarettes & Coffee in 1993. Anderson direct his first full-length feature film Hard Eight in 1996. His second feature film Boogie Nights was released on October 10, 1997, and was a critical and commercial success. At the 70th Academy Awards, his film Boogie Nights (1997) was nominated for three awards, for Best Supporting Actor (Reynolds), Best Supporting Actress (Moore), and Best Original Screenplay.


His next epic psychological drama film "Magnolia" was released in 1997, and the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise), Best Original Song, and Best Original Screenplay. After the success of Magnolia, Anderson make his next romantic comedy-drama film Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and for this film Anderson won the Best Director Award and was nominated for the Palme d'Or award. His next film There Will Be Blood received eight Academy Award nominations, and Anderson was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.


His psychological drama film was released on September 14, 2012 in North America and the film received three nominations, including for Best Leading Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), for Best Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and for Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams). His period neo-noir crime film Inherent Vice was released in December 2014, and the film received two Academy Awards nominations, including for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Costume Design.


Anderson directed documentary film Junun in 2015, historical drama film Phantom Thread in 2017 and coming-of-age comedy-drama film Licorice Pizza in 2021. His film Licorice Pizza (2017) received three Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director. Anderson also directed a short film "Valentine" in 2017 and "Anima" in 2019. He is a huge fan of Robert Downey Sr and close friends with Christopher Nolan.


Short Biography


Birth Name: Paul Thomas Anderson

Birth Date: June 26, 1970

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Age (at 2022): 52 Years

Nickname: P.T.

Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Nationality: American

Education: Montclair College Prep School

                 Emerson College

                 John Thomas Dye School

                 Campbell Hall School

                 Cushing Academy

                 Montclair Prep

Family: Ernie Anderson (father)

            Edwina Anderson (mother)

            Amanda Anderson (Siblings)

            Stephen Anderson (Siblings)

            Ernest Anderson (Siblings)

            Victoria Anderson (Siblings)

            Richard Anderson (Siblings)

            Michael Anderson (Siblings)

            Kathryn Anderson (Siblings)

Partner(s): Maya Rudolph (2001–present)

Children: Minnie Ida Anderson

               Pearl Minnie Anderson

               Lucille Anderson

               Jack Anderson

Occupation: Director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer

Years active: 1988–present

Favorite film: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Net Worth: $70 Million


Paul Thomas Anderson Films & Movies

1996 Hard Eight

1997 Boogie Nights

1999 Magnolia

2002 Punch-Drunk Love

2007 There Will Be Blood

2012 The Master

2014 Inherent Vice

2017 Phantom Thread

2021 Licorice Pizza


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Published Year: 1998

Total Page count: 460

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Country: United States

Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography (1998)


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Published Year: 1983

Author: Andrew Hodges

Total Page count: 587

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Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


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Published Year: 2004

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Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


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Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Total Page count: 208

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Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


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Author: Hayden Herrera

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Country: United States


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Total Page count: 416 pages

Subjects: History


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