While there are so many celebrities who have garnered wide popularity through their appearances in front of the TV screens; there are also others who have done so much behind the scenes. Jeff Baena happens to be one of them. Jeff is a multi-talented American film director and screenwriter popularly known for his works on feature films including The Little Hours, Joshy, and Life After Beth, among others. The writer came into the limelight following his excellent work on I Heart Huckabees which he co-wrote alongside David O. Russell. Read on, as we take you through his bio, age, personal life, and other interesting facts below.
Jeff Baena Bio (Age)
Jeff Baena was born on the 29th day of June 1977 in Miami, Florida to American parents and was raised along with his other siblings in South Florida. He holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnical background. While he was growing up, the writer developed a passion for screenwriting which led him to study film at New York University. While he was there, Jeff wrote and directed several plays and dramas for his school theatre group.
Upon graduation, Jeff relocated to the city of Los Angeles where he kicked off his career. He first worked as a production assistant for famous filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. The duo worked on the production of several movies. Later on, he became an assistant editor for the acclaimed film director David O. Russell. The pair worked on a number of films for over a year before Jeff had an accident in which he sustained an injury to one of his eyes. While he was recovering from the accident, he teamed up with Russell again and the duo co-wrote some movies.
Their first work was released in 2004, the comedy film I love Huckabees which was produced and directed by David Russell. Afterward, Jeff Baena decided to channel his interest to writing and went on to write Life After Beth, a zombie comedy where he also made his first stint as a director. The movie was released at the Sundance film festival 2014 and it features actors including Aubrey Plaza, John Reilly, Anna Kendrick, and Molly Shannon.
His next project was The Little Hours, an American medieval comedy that was released in 2017. The movie was written and directed by Jeff and it featured the likes of Kate Micucci, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, and Aubrey Plaza, among others. He is currently working on a comedy film Joshy in 2018 and his millions of fans anticipate the release of the movie.
Jeff Baena’s Net Worth
The filmmaker cum writer has co-written and directed commercially successful movies. He has made a lot of wealth from the sale of his movies and his net worth is currently penned at $3 million. Jeff’s wealth comes from his acting career and other business endeavors. Asides from scriptwriting, Jeff is equally a member of the Interstate 5 Tennis Association.
Relationship with Aubrey Plaza
Jeff Baena has been in a romantic relationship with Aubrey Plaza, a prolific American actress, comedian, and producer. She was born and raised in Willington, Delaware, in the United States. Just like Jeff, Aubrey also attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1996. She began her acting career in 2006 in the short film Killswitch. Since then she has starred in a good number of blockbuster movies. She got her breakthrough while playing the recurring role of April Ludgate in the TV series Parks and Recreation from 2009 to 2015.
The amazing couple began their relationship in 2011 and has been together for seven years and counting. Interestingly, the couple has worked together on various shows and films including Jeff’s Life After Beth where Aubrey played the lead role. They have equally collaborated on his other works including The Little Hours in 2017, among others. Additionally, Jeff and Aubrey haven’t made it down the aisle yet. They might have plans of doing that someday but as of now, they are focused on reaching the apex of their careers. They currently reside in California, United States.
Height: How Tall is Jeff Baena?
Jeff Baena is a very tall dude and he has an impeccable personality. However, his specific height and body measurements cannot be ascertained at the moment. Obviously, he is quite taller than his partner Aubrey who stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. In addition, Jeff has dark-brown hair and brown eyes.