Edgar Wright Biography

(American director, Writer, Producer)

Edgar Wright is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer. He rose to fame after creating and directing the British comedy series 'Asylum' in the mid-1990s.

More about the relationship

Edgar Wright hasn’t married yet. In March 2020, he had admitted that he was dating a Swedish girl but didn’t reveal her identity.

Talking about his previous relationship, he had dated Anna Kendrick (2009-2013) and Charlotte Hatherley.

Relationship Facts of Edgar Wright

  • Edgar Wright is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Edgar Wright?

Edgar Wright is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer. He rose to fame after creating and directing the British comedy series ‘Asylum’ in the mid-1990s.

His recent project is the 2021 psychological horror film, Last Might in Soho where he is the writer, director, and producer of the film.

Edgar Wright: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity

Edgar was born on the 18th of April 1974, in Poole, Dorset, England. His full name is Edgar Howard Wright.

The name of his parents is Lesley Wright (father) and Chris Wright (mother). He has also a brother named Oscar Wright who is an artist by profession.

Further, he holds British nationality and belongs to English and as well as Sephardi Jewish ethnicity.

Education

Talking about his education, he attended The Blue School Wells. For further studies, he joined the Arts University Bournemouth from where he earned National Diploma in audio-visual design in 1994.

Edgar Wright: Professional Life, Career

  • In 1995, Edgar made his feature film debut through independent spoof western, A Fistful of Fingers. He also directed David Edward Williams and Matthew Richard Lucas’s parodic sketch show ‘Mash and Peas’ for the Paramount Comedy channel in 1996.
  • The same year, he directed the British comedy series ‘Asylum’, based on a story revolving around a mental asylum that consists of six episodes.
  • In 1998, he directed three projects ‘Alexei Sayle’s Merry-GO-Round’, Is It Bill Bailey?’, and ‘French and Saunders’.
  • He is also a director of the 1999 British television comedy series ‘Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes’ which ran for six episodes.
  • In 2004, he worked on a comedy horror film, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ along with Simon Pegg. Wright is also the co-writer of the film.
  • Similarly, he is also a director of the 2010 comedy film, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ starring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
  • Wright worked as a director, writer, actor, and executive producer for the comic sci-fi film, ‘The World’s End in 2013.
  • Furthermore, his other projects are Murder Most Horrid, Spaced, Sing, Baby Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Don’t, Tour de Pharmacy, and more.

Awards and Nominations

YearAwardsCategoryResult
2000, 2002BAFTA AwardsSituation Comedy AwardNominated
2004British Independent Film AwardsBest ScreenplayWon
2005Online Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough FilmmakerNominated
2011Empire AwardsBest DirectorWon
2014Saturn AwardsBest WritingNominated
2018Georgia Film Critics AssociationOglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia CinemaWon

Edgar Wright: Net Worth, Salary

Edgar has accumulated a handsome amount of fortune throughout his multiple profession as a director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of around $15 million.

According to People with Money, he ranked on no.1 position on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2021. He owns several restaurants including “Fat Wright Burger” in London. Similarly, he has launched his own brand of vodka, Pure Wonderwright.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Edgar stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall and his weight is about 63 kg. Likewise, he has light brown pair of eyes and dark brown hair color.

Social Media

Edgar has a verified Instagram and Twitter account where he has more than 579k followers and 912.4k followers respectively. Similarly, he has over 6.6k followers on his Facebook account.

Trivia

  • His nickname is Eball.
  • According to his birth date, he is 47 years old as of 2021.
  • His Sun sign is Aries.
  • Edgar is a huge fan of action and horror films.
  • Similarly, his favorite music bands are Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, King Gizzard, and the Lizard Wizard.
  • His favorite movies are Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Raising Arizona (1987).
  • Wright is a huge fan of the Australian psychedelic-rock band “King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard”.

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