Jason Reitman - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 1, 2022
|Born on :||October 19, 1977 (age 45)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Father's Name:||Ivan Reitman|
|Mother's Name:||Genevieve Robert|
Catherine Reitman (younger sister)
|High School:||Harvard-Westlake School|
|University:||University of Southern California|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Czech-Jewish, French, Canadian)|
Michele Lee (2004 - 2011)
|Height:||1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)|
|Weight:||70 kg (154.32 lb)|
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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)
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.
Jason Reitman – 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.
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.
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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