Brian De Palma Biography

Published On May 24, 2016
Facts of Brian De Palma
Date of Birth: 1940 , September-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
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In the early 1970s, Brian was seen with Margot Kidder having romantic love affairs with each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend. Margot Kidder is also an actress and an activist. She is popular for starring the role of Lois Lane in Superman.

After Brian called off his love life with Margot Kidder, he was seen with an American actress Nancy Allen. Nancy Allen is also an activist. They got married on 12th of January 1979. This married life lasted for about four years as they got divorced in 1983.

On 20th of July 1991, Brian got married for the second time in her life. Gale Anne Hurd is a renowned film producer from United States and the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They also welcomed a child from this married life named Lolita de Palma. They got divorced in 1993.

On 11th of October 1995, Brian tied his marriage knot with Darnell Gregorio-De Palma. Darnell Gregorio-De Palma is an actress popular for her work in Tarzan in Manhattan, Bad Dreams and so on. This married life also lasted for about one and half year. Brian has one brother named Bart DePalma, he doesn't have any sisters. His nationality is American.

Brian grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. He received his formal education from Protestant and Quaker schools and finally earned his high school graduation from Friends' Central School. He is also the winner of a regional science-fair prize for building a computer. Initially he dreamed to be a physics student but later after watching Citizen Kane and Vertigo, he became interested in film making. He joined the theater department at the Sarah Lawrence College. In the early 1960s, he worked in the short movies like Icarus, 660124: The Story of an IBM Card, Woton's Wake and so on. In 1968, he worked in the movie Murder a la Mod as its director, writer and editor. He also directed and produced the movie Greetings in 1968 and for this work he earned his first nomination in Silver Berlin Bear. He is critically acclaimed for being the director of the movies like Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, The Untouchables and so on. He is now aged 75 years old and his net worth is $40 million.

Brian De Palma

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Born in Newark, New Jersey

September 11 , 1940

Brian De Palma was born as Brian Russell De Palma in the early 1940s in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Vivienne (née Muti) and Anthony Federico De Palma. He was born and raised in an upper class family. He is of white ethnicity.

Appeared in the short movie Icarus

1960

After he became interested in the movies, he joined the theater department at the Sarah Lawrence College. In the early 1960s, he worked in the short movies like Icarus, 660124: The Story of an IBM Card, Woton's Wake and so on. 

Directed the movie, Murder a la Mod

1968

Initially he dreamed to be a physics student but later after watching Citizen Kane and Vertigo, he became interested in film making.  In 1968, he worked in the movie Murder a la Mod as its director, writer and editor. 

Began his production career

1968

Brian De Palma is a renowned name in the film industry. He began his production career in 1968. That year, he directed and produced the movie Greetings in 1968 and for this work he earned his first nomination in Silver Berlin Bear. 

Directed Phantom of the Paradise

1974

He is well known for being a film director and screenwriter. He earned the name of talented film maker after he directed an American musical horror film Phantom of the Paradise. He was also the writer of this movie. 

Directed Dressed to Kill

1980

He has directed several hit movies and he also won several prestigious honors as a director. In 1980, he directed an American erotic crime thriller film Dressed to Kill. That year he got nominated in Saturn Award for Best Director. 

Dated Margot Kidder

1972

In the early 1970s, Brian was seen with Margot Kidder having romantic love affairs with each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend. Margot Kidder is also an actress and an activist. She is popular for starring the role of Lois Lane in Superman.

Married to Nancy Allen

January 12 , 1979

After Brian called off his love life with Margot Kidder, he was seen with an American actress Nancy Allen. Nancy Allen is also an activist. They got married on 12th of January 1979. This married life lasted for about four years as they got divorced in 1983.

Married to Gale Anne Hurd

July 20 , 1991

On 20th of July 1991, Brian got married for the second time in her life with Gale Anne Hurd. Gale Anne Hurd is a renowned film producer from United States and the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They also welcomed a child from this married life named Lolita de Palma. They got divorced in 1993.

First child, Lolita de Palma

September 19 , 1991

He became father for the first time in his life in 1991. He and his ex wife, Gale Anne Hurd welcome their one and only child together on 19th of September and that time it was a lovely daughter and they named her Lolita de Palma. 

Married to Darnell Gregorio-De Palma

October 11 , 1995

On 11th of October 1995, Brian tied his marriage knot with Darnell Gregorio-De Palma. Darnell Gregorio-De Palma is an actress popular for her work in Tarzan in Manhattan, Bad Dreams and so on. This married life also lasted for about one and half year.

Second child, Piper De Palma

October 21 , 1996

He became father for the second time in his life in 1996. He and his ex wife, Darnell Gregorio-De Palma welcome their one and only child together on 21st of October and that time it was a lovely daughter and they named her Piper De Palma.

Won Berlin International Film Festival

1969

He made his production debut by being the producer of the movie Greetings. For this work, he got his first nomination in Berlin International Film Festival in 1969. He was also honored with this award that year. 

Won Venice Film Festival

2007

Till date he has been nominated in Venice Film Festival for seven different times in his life and he has only been honored with this award twice. He won this award for the first time in 2007 for being the director of the movie Redacted. 

Won French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

2007

In 2007, he got nominated in French Syndicate of Cinema Critics for the first time in his life. He was nominated in this award for this work on the movie Phantom of the Paradise and he was awarded with this award that year for Best DVD Single Disc.