Jason Reitman - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 1, 2022

Jason Reitman
Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Best Known For: Up in the Air (film), Thank You for Smoking (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 19, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jason Reitman
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Ivan Reitman
Mother's Name: Genevieve Robert
Siblings: 2

Catherine Reitman (younger sister)
Caroline Reitman (younger sister)

High School: Harvard-Westlake School
University: University of Southern California
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Czech-Jewish, French, Canadian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Michele Lee (2004 - 2011)

Children: 1

Josephine &ldquo
Reitman (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 70 kg (154.32 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jason Reitman?

Jason Reitman is an Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning director, producer, and screenwriter by profession and Canadian, American by nationality. He is well known for directing films Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Young Adult, Up in the Air, and Ghostbusters.

Jason Reitman – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jason Reitman’s birth took place on October 19, 1977, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was born to his mother Geneviève Robert and his father Ivan Reitman, also a director, and producer.

He is not the only child of his parents and has two younger siblings- sisters Catherine Reitman an actress, producer, writer, and Caroline Reitman, a nurse.

young Jason Reitman with his father (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Jason Reitman attended Harvard-Westlake School, where he was a high jumper, graduating in 1995. He went on to study at Skidmore College for a major in pre-med studies but transferred to the University of Southern California (USC) to major in English/Creative Writing. 

His ethnicity includes Czech-Jewish, French, and Canadian.

Jason Reitman – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

When Jason Reitman was 16 years old high school student, he moved in with a woman 10 years older than him. They were in a romantic relationship for 7 years.

At the age of 23, in 2000, he started dating writer Michele Lee, his next-door neighbor. After more than 4 years of dating, he married his longtime girlfriend on 5 September 2004. He and his wife have a child together, a daughter Josephine “Josie” Reitman, who was born in 2006.

After 10 years together Reitman filed for divorce in June 2011, which was finalized in 2014. As of 2019, he is in a relationship with a mystery woman, whom he loves to feature on social media.

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Jason Reitman, Michele Lee in January 2010 (Image: Getty Images)

Jason Reitman – Career

Early Career

While a student at USC Jason Reitman started making short films and was with the improv group Commedus Interruptus. In his 20s Reitman made his own short films instead of on directing commercials and accepting offers.

His directional debut film Thank You for Smoking was released in 2005. It was a commercial success and grossed $39 million worldwide and received two Golden Globes nominations.

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Films, Series

Since then Jason Reitman has worked as a director/writer/producer in the films Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), Young Adult (2011), Labor Day (2013), Men, Women & Children (2014), Tully (2018), The Front Runner (2018), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2020), upcoming film The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, and in TV series The Office (2007-2008; two episodes), Casual (2015).

As a producer-only Reitman has worked in Jennifer's Body (2009), Chloe (2009), and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), among others. In addition, young Jason Reitman has had minor appearances in his father’s films Ghostbusters II (1989), Twins (1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990), etc.


The actors in Jason Reitman’s 2020 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife include Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Oliver Cooper, and Carrie Coon.

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Jason Reitman (Image: Collider)

Jason Reitman – Awards, Nominations

Over the years Jason Reitman has been nominated for more than 65 prestigious awards including nominations for 3 Academy Awards (2007, 2009), and 3 Golden Globe Awards (2009). Some of the awards he has won include Independent Spirit Award (2005), a Grammy Award (2007), a Golden Globe Award (2009), a BAFTA Award (2009), etc.

Jason Reitman – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $12 million while the figure on his annual salary is not shared with the public.

Jason Reitman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Jason Reitman is active on Instagram and Twitter with thousands of followers and counting but seems to be absent from the Facebook handle.

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