Paul Weitz - Details


PAUL WEITZ & CHRIS WEITZ made their feature film debuts as directors on the hit teenage comedy American Pie. The brothers previously wrote the screenplay for DreamWorks' computer-animated feature Antz. They will next be seen acting in Chuck & Buck, director Miguel Arteta's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Star Maps. Chuck & Buck, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, will be released theatrically by Artisan Entertainment.

Born in New York, Paul and Chris come from a long line of Hollywood veterans. Their parents are fashion designer/writer John Weitz, and former actress Susan Kohner who received an Academy Award® nomination for Imitation of Life. Their grandfather was the legendary agent and producer Paul Kohner, who represented directors such as John Huston, Billy Wilder, Ingmar Bergman and William Wyler.

Paul Weitz graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a degree in film. During his last year, his play Mango Tea with Marisa Tomei and Rob Morrow was produced by New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre and performed off-Broadway. The Ensemble Studio Theatre also produced his next works Captive and All for One, starring Calista Flockhart and Liev Schrieber.