Alexander Payne Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Age, Nationality, Height

(Film director, screenwriter)

Relationship Facts of Alexander Payne

  • Alexander Payne is married to Maria Kontos.
  • He is father of One.
  • Alexander Payne is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Alexander Payne is a married man. He married twice in his life. Payne wedded Korean-Canadian on-screen character Sandra Oh on January 1, 2003, in the wake of dating her for a long time, and guiding her in Sideways. However, due to some misconceptions in their married life, they separated on March 12, 2005.

The separation was formally finished on December 22, 2006.

After this, Alexander started dating Maria Kontos. In 2015, Payne wedded Maria. They don’t have any children yet. Although, he lives happily with his family. In 2017, Payne and Maria were blessed with a child.

Who is Alexander Payne?

Alexander Payne was also known as Constantine Alexander Payne is one of the popular film director, screenwriter as well as a producer.

He has won the Oscar Award as a writer and a director for the film Sideways. He has also won the Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay.

Alexander Payne: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Alexander Payne was born on February 10, 1961, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Peggy is the mother and George Payne is the father of Alexander. They had a restaurant of their own.

He is the youngest of three sons and grew up in Dundee-Happy Hollow Historic District. His nationality is American whereas his ethnicity is mixed i.e., Greek-German.

Payne went to Brownell-Talbot School, Dundee Elementary School, and Lewis and Clark Junior High. He moved on from Creighton Prep for a secondary school in 1979. Payne at that point went to Stanford University, where he two-fold majored in Spanish and history.

As a piece of his Spanish degree, he learned at Spain’s University of Salamanca and got his MFA in 1990 from the UCLA Film School.

Alexander Payne: Career, Salary, and Net worth

During his career, Alexander Payne worked in various capacities on films and television before he co-wrote and directed his first full-length film, Citizen Ruth. His next film was Election, featuring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Hence he got a Golden Globe for his screenplay for About Schmidt.

He won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways, while the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. Payne likewise co-composed the screenplay, winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Furthermore, he filled in as an official maker of the movies King of California and The Savages. He then collaborated with his composing partner Jim Taylor to compose a draft of the screenplay for the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, a comic drama coordinated by Dennis Dugan, and featuring Adam Sandler and Kevin James.

In 2012, he was named as an individual from the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. His 2013 film Nebraska was assigned for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, The Location Managers Guild of America regarded Alexander with their inaugural Eva Monley Award for his amazing utilization of area as another character.

Regarding earnings, he has a huge net worth of $25 million but his salary is unknown.

Alexander Payne’s Rumors and Controversies

There is an ongoing rumor on Alexander Payne that he will be returning to the medical series Grey’s Anatomy but he told the media that he has no plans to return anytime soon.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Alexander Payne has a perfect height standing at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighs around 74 kg. He has an athletic body with dark brown eye color and gray hair color.

Social Media

Alexander does not seem active on social networking sites. This director is staying away from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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