31 Facts About Noah Baumbach


Noah Baumbach was born on September 3,1969 and is an American film director and screenwriter.


Noah Baumbach is known for making witty and intellectual comedies set in New York City and has often been compared to writer-directors such as Woody Allen and Whit Stillman.


Noah Baumbach started his long time collaborations with his partner Greta Gerwig with Greenberg, and continued with Frances Ha, Mistress America, and White Noise.


Noah Baumbach is known for co-writing, with Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr Fox.


Noah Baumbach was born on September 3,1969 in Brooklyn, New York.


Noah Baumbach's father, Jonathan Baumbach, was an author of experimental fiction and the co-founder of the publishing house Fiction Collective, taught at Stanford University and Brooklyn College, and was a film critic for Partisan Review.


Noah Baumbach's mother, Georgia Brown, was a film critic for The Village Voice who wrote fiction.


Noah Baumbach's parents divorced during his adolescence, which served as inspiration for his 2005 film The Squid and the Whale.


Noah Baumbach has three siblings, two of whom are from a previous marriage of his father's.


Noah Baumbach grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and was determined to become a filmmaker from a young age.


Noah Baumbach graduated from Brooklyn's Midwood High School in 1987 and received his BA in English from Vassar College in 1991.


Noah Baumbach made his writing and directing debut in 1995 with Kicking and Screaming, a comedy about four young men who graduate from college and refuse to move on with their lives.


Noah Baumbach then co-wrote and directed the New York-set comedy of manners Highball.


In 2004, Noah Baumbach ventured his film collaboration with writer and director Wes Anderson by co-writing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou alongside Anderson.


Noah Baumbach wrote and directed the 2007 comedy-drama Margot at the Wedding, starring his then-wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and John Turturro.


Noah Baumbach helped to write and direct the short films Clearing the Air and New York Underground which aired on Saturday Night Live.


Noah Baumbach co-wrote the screenplay for the 2009 film version of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox with Wes Anderson, who directed it using stop-motion technology.


In 2012, Noah Baumbach directed the comedic drama Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig, who starred.


Noah Baumbach filmed Frances Ha with his cinematographer Sam Levy digitally and in black-and-white, the latter to emulate in part collaborations by Woody Allen and his cinematographer Gordon Willis, in films like Manhattan.


Noah Baumbach co-wrote a screenplay for the animated film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.


Noah Baumbach worked on HBO's adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel The Corrections, but the pilot was never completed and HBO passed on the project.


Noah Baumbach wrote and directed the 2014 comedy-drama While We're Young, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.


Noah Baumbach directed and co-wrote the 2015 comedy Mistress America, starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke.


Noah Baumbach has noted that Woody Allen has been "an obvious influence", stating, "He was the single biggest pop culture influence on me".


Noah Baumbach has cited the films Manhattan, Zelig, and Broadway Danny Rose as influences on his work.


Noah Baumbach has cited Ernst Lubitsch, Max Ophuls, Jean Renoir, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Spike Lee, Whit Stillman, Steven Spielberg, as well as the screwball comedies of the 30s and 40s, and the films of the French New Wave as influences.


Noah Baumbach met actress Jennifer Jason Leigh in 2001, while she was starring on Broadway in Proof.


In March 2019, it was announced Gerwig and Noah Baumbach had a son named Harold.


Noah Baumbach has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his The Squid and the Whale, and Marriage Story.


Noah Baumbach has received nominations from the Golden Globe Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Critics Choice Movie Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Writers Guild of America Awards.


Noah Baumbach has been nominated for five Independent Spirit Film Awards and received two wins.