Spike Jonze is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, photographer, and actor. He is best known for creating visually stunning and innovative music videos and films.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
The actor was born on October 22, 1969, in Rockville, Maryland, USA. Adam Spiegel is his given name. His father’s name is Arthur H. Spiegel III, and his mother’s name is most likely Sandra L. Granzow. During his childhood, his parents divorced. As a result, Jonze and his two siblings, Sam Spiegel and Julia Spiegel were raised solely by their single mothers.
He is of mixed ethnicity (German and Russian Jewish, Scottish, and English) and American nationality. In terms of education, he attended Walt Whitman High School. During his high school years, Jonze spent the majority of his time at the Bethesda community store, where he earned the nickname Spike Jonze.
Spike Jonze’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Spike Jonze has a medium-sized body and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70m). His weight is most likely 74kg (163 lbs). He has light brown hair and blue eyes and a charming personality.
Spike Jonze’s Profession & Career
Spike Jonze has made a name for himself as a director and actor. He was a Propaganda Films member. Spike is most likely the owner of the Girl skateboard company.
He quickly became an assistant editor and later a photographer for the independent biking magazine Freestylin’ after finishing his education. Jonze was also active in the alternative skateboarding scene, and his unique skateboarding videos, most notably Video Days, led to work on music videos.
Jonze co-directed the music video for “100%” in 1992. Before making his directorial debut, he worked as an actor in several short films and videos. In 1994, Jonze made his acting debut in the film Mi Vida Loca. Later that year, in 1999, he plays the lead in the film Three Kings.
He most likely made his directorial debut in 1999 with the film Being John Malkovich. He also served as a producer for a number of television shows and films, including Jackass: The Movie, Jackass 3D, Abandoned, Payday, Jungletown, Terror, and Pay Day. His most recent productions include Vice Guide to Film, Tatto Age, and Post Radical.
In 2014, he received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Screenplay for his film Her. In 2013, he directed the video for Lady Gaga’s Dope, and in 2015, he directed the video for Kanye West’s Only One.
Jonze also directed an advertisement for Apple’s HomePod in 2018. Following that, he worked on a four-minute film starring musician FKA Twigs. He then directed Aziz Ansari: Right Now, a televised comedy performance.
Furthermore, Jonze collaborates with Viceland, a TV channel that debuted in 2016. He served as co-president and creative director of the network, which focused on documentary programs aimed at millennials.
In 2019, he appeared in short films The New Normal and Squarespace: Dream It with Idris Elba, as well as the television show Aziz Ansari: Right Now. In addition, he has produced and worked in a number of films throughout his career.
He directed the stage show The Beastie Boys Story: As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz. It will be available on Apple TV+ in 2020.
Spike Jonze’s Salary and Net Worth
Spike has been in the Hollywood entertainment industry for over three decades. And he is now worth millions of dollars as a result of his career. This actor’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million in 2022.
His directed films most likely did well at the box office. His film, The Game, grossed $109.7 million with a budget of $70 million, Three Kings grossed $107.7 million with a budget of $48 million, Jackass 3D grossed $171.7 million with a budget of $20 million, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa grossed $151.8 million with a budget of $15 million. Spike Jonze owns a 1965 square feet house in Malibu, California, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which he purchased in 2018 for $8.85 million. He sold the house for $3.2 million after two years.
Rumour, Controversy, and Spike Jonze
Spike’s 2000 television show Jackass sparked various controversy and criticism for its lack of taste and potential encouragement of destructive behaviour, particularly among teenage boys. Aside from that, the director has not been involved in an incident that could lead to rumours about him.