17 Facts About Akiva Goldsman


Akiva J Goldsman was born on July 7,1962 and is an American filmmaker.


Akiva Goldsman is known for making motion pictures and adaptations of popular novels.


Akiva Goldsman wrote more than a dozen episodes for the science fiction television series Fringe.


In 2002, Akiva Goldsman received the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.


In 2006, Akiva Goldsman re-teamed with A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard to adapt Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code for Howard's film.


Akiva Goldsman is known for co-developing the DC Comics TV series Titans and the Paramount Plus series Star Trek: Picard, a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Nemesis.


Akiva Goldsman is the co-creator of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series.


Akiva Goldsman was born in New York City to Jewish parents and raised in Brooklyn Heights.


Akiva Goldsman graduated from Saint Ann's School, in Brooklyn Heights, where he says he made many friends with whom he later worked in the entertainment industry.


Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction-writing program at New York University.


Akiva Goldsman made his feature film directing debut with Winter's Tale, a film adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel, starting Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith and William Hurt.


Akiva Goldsman directed the horror thriller film Stephanie with Frank Grillo in the leading role.


Akiva Goldsman co-wrote and produced the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, released on August 4,2017, which was one of Goldsman's post-Apotheosis films.


Akiva Goldsman was revealed in September 2018 to have been on the writing staff for Star Trek: Picard, revolving around the later years of the character of Jean-Luc Picard.


In 2020, Akiva Goldsman was revealed to be the creator and showrunner of the forthcoming CBS series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.


The first episode Akiva Goldsman directed and wrote was "Bad Dreams".


In 2004, Akiva Goldsman founded Weed Road Pictures as an independent production company to produce, develop and finance films and other forms of entertainment properties.