Lisa Cholodenko is an American director and screenwriter. She is known for her directorial High Art, which also won several awards including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Lisa Cholodenko's Early Life & Education
Lisa Cholodenko was born on 5th June 1964, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Lisa grew up in a Jewish family. She is second born in her family with one elder sister and younger sister. She has not disclosed any information regarding her family childhood and siblings.
She belongs to mixed ethnicity and her birth sign is Gemini.
Lisa studied anthropology, ethnic studies and women's studies at San Francisco State University. Then she traveled to Nepal and India after her graduation.
Later, she did Master in Fine Arts in screenwriting and directing in 1997 from Columbia University, in New York.
Lisa Cholodenko Career
Lisa started to work in the film industry in New York in 1990; she worked as a trainee editor for the movie Boyz n The Hood directed by John Singleton. Later, she worked as assistant editor of Beeban Kidron's Used People.
Lisa debuted from High Art as a director. Her first movie was critically acclaimed and won various awards including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Later, she made various movies including Laurel Canyon in 2002, Cavedweller in 2004 and many more.
In 2014, her movie The Kids Are All Right was released and the film won Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Musical or comedy and was also nominated in 83rd Academy Awards.
She debuted from Homicide: Life on the Street as a director and has also been the part of many TV series; Here and Now released in 2018 and Unbelievable in 2019.
Lisa Cholodenko's Controversy
The Kids Are All Right was liked by audiences and critics. The movie was also listed in various top ten lists including New York Daily News, Rolling Stone and many more. But the LGBTQ community disliked some part of the movie in which a homosexual woman enjoys heterosexuality. The matter went on to be a huge controversy.
Lisa Cholodenko's Relationship History
Lisa Cholodenko is Single and unmarried. Previously, she was in a relationship with her girlfriend Wendy Melvoin. Wendy is a musician, singer-songwriter.
Lisa has openly admitted that she is Lesbian.
Furthermore, the couple welcomed their son Calder through a sperm donor. The couple lives together with their son in their home in the Sherman Oaks area in Los Angeles.
Lisa Cholodenko's Net Worth
As of 2019, the director and screenwriter Lisa's estimated net worth is $1 million. The major portion of her income comes from her career as director and screenwriter.
The average salary of a film director is $92,220 per year and for a writer, it is $55,420 annually. So we can assume she earns a decent salary from her career.
Her movie with box office collections.