Award-winning Darren Aronofsky is an American writer, director, and filmmaker best known for his witty, controversial, and thought-provoking movies. Darren’s exceptional directing style has made him a distinguished filmmaker in the American film industry and has earned him 82 award nominations including 82 Oscar nominations out of which he has won 37.
Based on the controversial nature of his films, Darren’s movie titled Noah was banned in some countries such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia because of the effects it has on their religious beliefs. His other movies include Mother (2017) and White Boy Rick (2018).
Let’s look at Darren Aronofsky’s biography, career, his wife son, net worth, and other interesting facts about the talented movie director.
Darren Aronofsky Bio (Age)
Darren Aronofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York in the United States of America on February 12, 1969. He has a sister named Patti and they were raised by their parents Charlotte and Abraham Aronofsky who were both teachers; the family lived in the Manhattan Beach area.
While he was growing up, his parents often took him to watch theatre displays and this led him to develop a keen interest in show business. He attended Edward R. Murrow High School and after his graduation, he received training to be a field biologist in The School for Field Studies in Kenya in 1985 and also in Alaska in 1986. Darren also enrolled at Harvard University where he studied Social Anthropology and filmmaking.
Prior to his graduation in 1991, Darren’s thesis film titled Supermarket Sweep was a finalist in the 1991 Student Academy Award and after his graduation, he went to AFI Conservatory where he obtained an MFA degree in directing in 1992. He also won the Institute’s Alumni medal in the same year.
The talented filmmaker started his directing career in 1997 when he produced a low-budget debut film titled Pi. The film was released in 1998 at the Sundance Film Festival where Darren Aronofsky was honored with the Best Director Award for his wonderful work. He went further to produce other movies including Requiem for a Dream which was released in 2000 and was nominated for several awards. For his stylish directing, he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director.
However, Darren got his breakthrough in 2008 after he released the movie titled The Wrestler, the movie won the Golden Lion which is the highest award of the oldest film festival and was also nominated for several other awards. His next movie titled Black Swan released in 2010 also became one of the top-grossing movies and earned positive reviews. The movie was nominated for five awards including Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing in 2011.
Other works by Darren Aronofsky include The Fountain in 2006, The Wrestler in 2008, The Fighter in 2010, Noah in 2014, Zipper in 2015, Jackie in 2016, Aftermath and Mother in 2017, and White Boy Rick in 2018.
Is Darren Aronofsky Dating? – Wife
Darren has been in few relationships with fellow celebrities. He dated American actress Rachel Weisz in 2001. Their relationship lasted for about five years and they got engaged in 2005. The couple welcomed their son on May 31, 2006, and in 2010, the couple announced their separation and agreed to raise their son together.
However, in 2016, Darren started another relationship with Jennifer Lawrence, an American actress whom he met on the set of the movie titled Mother. Due to the huge age difference between them, their relationship didn’t last long and the duo broke up in November 2017.
Apparently, Darren Aronofsky is still not married and is not in any relationship at the moment. He is focused on raising his son and his directing career.
Darren’s son named Henry Aronofsky was born on May 31, 2006, the only child of Darren and his ex Rachel Weisz, the duo had a long relationship and later got engaged in 2005. Darren and Rachel later broke up in 2010.
After their break up, the duo remained as close friends and took up the responsibility of training their son Henry together. Henry’s mother Rachel is currently married to Daniel Craig who is an English actor. They live in New York City in the United States.
The talented producer has amassed huge wealth from his directing career. Darren Aronofsky currently has an estimated net worth of $22 million. He earned his net worth from sales of his movies; his debut film was sold for over $1 million to Artisan Entertainment.
He has earned more than eighty-two award nominations following his stylish and exceptional directing style. Darren won his first award with his debut movie titled Pi at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998 and to date, out of eighty-two nominations, he has won more than thirty-seven awards.
Birth Name: Darren Aronofsky
Date of Birth: February 12, 1969
Birth City: Brooklyn New York, United States
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Education: Harvard University
Profession: Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Height: 6 feet (1.83 m)
Marital Status: Single
Net Worth: $22 million