Joe Swanberg Biography

Updated On Feb 18, 2019 Published On Feb 18, 2019
Facts of Joe Swanberg
Date of Birth: 1981 , August-31
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Joe Swanberg
Birth Name Joe Swanberg
Nick Name Joe
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit, Michigan
Ethnicity White
Profession Director, Actor, Writer
Net Worth Estimated around six digits
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color White Toned
Waist size 34 inches
Chest Size 43 inches
Bicep Size 15 inches
Weight in KG 90 kg
Famous for Kissing in the Mouth
Married Yes
Married to Kris Williams(2007 to present)
Children Two children
Education Southern Illinois University
Movies Drinking Buddies, Digging for Fire
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Joe Swanberg is an independent American film director, actor, writer, and producer who is most known for his works on films such as Kissing on the Mouth, LOL, Hannah Takes the Stairs, Nights and Weekends, and several more. Joe is married to an American filmmaker and actress, Kristin Williams since 2007.

Joe Swanberg's Early Life and Education

Joe was born on 31st August 1981, in Detroit, Michigan. He spent most time of his childhood in Georgia and Alabama. Joe is of American nationality and White ethnicity. 

Joe attended Naperville Central High School located in Chicago. He then went to attend the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale from where he earned his bachelor degree in 2003. 

Joe Swanberg's Career

Joe started his career as a director in 2005 from Kissing on the Mouth. He then worked with actress Greta Gerwig in the film LOL (2006)

In 2007, he worked in the film Hannah Takes the Stairs collaborating with Geriwg along with filmmakers Andrew Bujalski, Mark Duplass, and Ry Russo-Young

 In 2008, Joe worked with actor Kent Osborne on the film Nights and Weekends. His other notable works include Silver Bullets, Uncle Kent, The Zone, Caitlin Plays Herself, and Autoerotic. 

In 2012, Joe wrote and directed the American drama-film Drinking Buddies which starred actors Jake M. Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. In the following year, Joe starred in the American comedy-drama film Happy Christmas alongside Melanie Lynskey and Lena Dunham

In 2015, Joe directed Digging for Fire which starres Jake Johnson, Sam Rockwell, Lindsay Burdge, Mike Birbiglia, Orlando Bloom, and others. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released on 21st August 2015. 

Joe Swanberg's Net Worth and Earnings

Joe has worked in several movies as a director. He has not disclosed his exact salary. As of early 2019, Joe Swanberg's net worth is estimated to be around $250,000. 

The average salary of a film director ranges from $92,220 to $187,199 annually. We can assume that Joe earns a hefty amount from his career. 

Joe Swanberg's Personal Life

Joe Swanberg is in a marital relationship with Kris Williams who is also a filmmaker, businesswoman, actress, and former high school teacher. 

The pair tied the knot in 2007 in the presence of family and friends. They are blessed with two children and living a happy life; however, the names and identity of their children are not disclosed. 

Joe Swanberg's Divorce Rumors

Joe was rumored for getting a divorce with his wife Kris in mid-2018 after eleven years togetherness. He was also rumored to be having an extra affair. 

However, these allegations were confirmed by neither Jor nor Kris. Besides this, Joe has kept information regarding his past relationship, girlfriend away from the media. 

Joe Swanberg's Body Measurements and Online Presence

Height: 6 feet 3 inches

Weight: 90 kg

Hair Color: Dark Brown 

Eye Color: Brown

Chest: 43 inches

Biceps: 15 inches

Waist: 34 inches

Joe is not active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. However, one can find several fan-made accounts under his name. 

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Born in Michigan

August 31 , 1981

Swanberg was born on 31 August 1981, in Detroit, Michigan. He holds American nationality and White ethnicity. Joe spent his childhood days in Alabama and Georgia. 

Graduated from Southern Illinois University


Joe attended the Naperville Central High School which is located in Chicago. He then enrolled and majored in Films in the Southern Illinois University.  

Directed Kissing on the Mouth


In 2005, Joe established his career as a director from the film Kissing on the Mouth. The following year, he worked in the film Lol along with actress Greta Gerwig. 

Worked in Drinking Buddies


Joe wrote and directed the American drama-film Drinking Buddies. The film starred actors Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, and Olivia Wilde. 

Estimated to be in Six digits


Swanberg has not disclosed his exact salary, however, sources estimated his net worth to be around $250,000. The average salary of a film director ranges from $92,220 dollar to $187,199 dollar annually. 

Married to Kris Williams


Joe is married to filmmaker Kris Williams since 2007. The pair tied the knot in presence of family and friends. They are blessed with two children.