Max Landis - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2022

Max Landis
Profession: Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Director
Best Known For: Victor Frankenstein (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 3, 1985 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Max Landis
Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: John Landis
Mother's Name: Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Siblings: 1

Rachel Landis (older sister)

High School: Beverly Hills High School
University: University of Miami
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Ani Easton Baker

Body Measurements

Height: 1.93 meter (6 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 86 kg (189.60 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Max Landis?

Max Landis is a screenwriter, filmmaker by profession, and American by nationality. He is the son of director John Landis and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and is known for writing Chronicle, American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein, and Bright, among others.

Max Landis – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Max Landis’ birth took place on August 3, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California, USA. He was born to his father John Landis, a director, and his mother Deborah Nadoolman Landis, an author, professor, historian, and costume designer.

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling- an older sister named Rachel Landis. His grandmother Shirley Levine Landis was an actress and grandfather Marshall Landis was an Interior designer.

young Max Landis with his father (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Beverly Hills High School but left for a therapeutic boarding school in Connecticut. Landis later returned to Beverly Hills High School and graduated from the same. He later enrolled at the University of Miami.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi-Jewish.

Max Landis – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Max Landis is currently dating actress Ani Easton Baker. Otherwise, he is unmarried, sans wife, children and as he has never married, divorce is out of context. 

Before 2019 his love life was well hidden. But in June 2019 several women come out to accuse him of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, most of whom were his ex-girlfriends and women he had hooked up with.

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Max Landis, Ani Easton Baker (Instagram)

Max Landis – Career

Early Career

Landis had brief appearances in his father's films The Stupids (1996), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), and Burke and Hare (2010). At the age of 16, he started writing, and at the age of 18, he was able to sell his first script. 

Films, shows

Over the years Max Landis has worked as a writer in Chronicle (2012), American Ultra (2015), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Mr. Right (2015), as a writer and producer in Mr. Right (2015), Bright (2017), and as a writer and director in Me Him Her (2015).

Of TV series, he has written Masters of Horror (2005), Fear Itself (2009), executively produced Channel Zero (2016-2017) and as a writer and Executive producer of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016-2017).

Moreover, Max Landis has directed the music video for Ariana Grande’s One Last Time and a few web series as well as short films.

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Worked with

Max Landis has worked with Josh Trank, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Jonah Hill, and Mark Wahlberg.

Max Landis (tvovermind)

Max Landis – Controversy, Sexual assault accusations

Landis had been criticized for several statements he has made about women. In a 2013 interview, Max Landis said, “the most f***** up thing was that I cheated on a girl who I also gave a crippling social anxiety, self-loathing, body dysmorphia, eating disorder too." Later he claimed that he had been drunk during the interview.

In December 2017, former co-worker Anna Akana accused him of sexual assault and in June 2019 he was accused of emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct by 8 women including his former girlfriend Whitney Moore.

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Max Landis – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $6 million while there has been no estimate on his annual salary.

Max Landis – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Max Landis is active on Instagram with over 31.6k followers. But he is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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