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Paul Thomas Anderson is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is in a relationship.

Relationship Facts of Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Relationship Timeline of Paul Thomas Anderson!

Paul Thomas Anderson had previously dated singer-songwriter and pianist Fiona Apple.

In 2001, he began a relationship with actress, comedian, and ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumnus Maya Rudolph.

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter whom they named Pearl Minnie Anderson, on October 15, 2005.

Their second daughter, Lucille Anderson, was born on November 6, 2009. On July 3, 2011, Rudolph gave birth to their son, Jack Anderson.

Moreover, their fourth child, Minnie Ida Anderson was born on August 1, 2013. The family resides in the San Fernando Valley.

Who is Paul Thomas Anderson?

Paul Thomas Anderson is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.

Likely, Paul Thomas Anderson is also known as P. T. Anderson or PTA. The son of a radio and television personality.

Paul Thomas Anderson: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Paul Thomas Anderson was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States on  June 26, 1970, and he is currently 50 years old.

His father’s name is Ernie Anderson was a radio and television personality, horror host, and announcer, primarily known for hosting WJW Channel 8’s late-night horror movie presentation as “Ghoulardi” and his mother’s name is  Edwina Anderson.

Ernie supported his son’s decision to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Since he was a child, Anderson has been deeply interested in cinema and did not bother to come up with a backup plan if filmmaking were not to work out. Whereas, at the age of eight, he shot his first film.

He started writing content for his films when he became an adolescent and at the age of 17, he tried filming with a Bolex sixteen-millimeter camera for the first time.

He has four brothers, Richard, Ernest, Michael, and Stephen, and four sisters, Amanda, Kathryn, Elizabeth, and Victoria.
Paul holds American citizenship and mixed (Irish- Swedish- English- French-Canadian- Scottish) ethnicity. His birth sign is Cancer.

Education, School/ College University

Talking about Paul’s education history, he graduated from high school, studied at Santa Monica College, and later enrolled at Emerson College to pursue a degree in English but dropped out after two semesters.

He attended New York University Film School was even shorter as he dropped out

Paul Thomas Anderson: Professional Life, Career

Talking about his profession, after ‘The Dirk Diggler Story’, Paul Thomas Anderson continued to make short films.

He directed the drama short ‘Cigarettes & Coffee’, which was released in 1993.

Similarly, starring Philip Baker Hall, the film revolves around five people who are connected through a twenty-dollar bill.

Whereas, ‘Cigarettes & Coffee’ was screened at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program.

Likewise, he received an invitation to the 1994 Sundance Feature Film Program after he expressed his desire to make a full-length film with the script of ‘Cigarettes & Coffee’.

In fact, Anderson had Scottish filmmaker Michael Caton-Jones as his mentor at the Sundance Feature Film Program.

Hence, he renamed it ‘Hard Eight’ and put it out in 1996.

In fact, in his second feature, ‘Boogie Nights’ (1997), Anderson revisited the narrative and told the story of a nightclub dishwasher (Mark Wahlberg) whose circumstances make him a popular adult film actor under his stage name Dirk Diggler.

Eventually, the film was a critical and commercial success and launched the career of not only Anderson but also several others, including Wahlberg and Julianne Moore.

They allowed Anderson to complete creative control over his next film. Initially, Anderson intended to make an “intimate and small film” but the script just “kept blossoming”.

Whereas starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, and John C. Reilly, the film ‘Magnolia’ garnered massive praise for its acting, direction, storytelling, and its soundtrack.

After ‘Magnolia’, Anderson expressed his desire to work with comedian and actor Adam Sandler in the future and stated that his next film would not exceed 90 minutes in running time.

Praised by critics. The 2012 release ‘The Master’ stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams and was produced by Anderson, JoAnne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, and Megan Ellison.

Anderson has reportedly stated that ‘The Master’ is his favorite among his own films.

Moreover, he worked again with Phoenix in his next film, the 2014 neo-noir comedy-drama ‘Inherent Vice’.

According to many critics, ‘Inherent Vice’ may someday become a cult classic. His second collaborative effort with Day-Lewis’ resulted in the 2014 period drama ‘Phantom Thread’.

Over the course of his career, Anderson has directed multiple music videos and short films as well.

In the year 2000, he collaborated with Ben Affleck for a ‘Saturday Night Live’ segment called ‘SNL FANatic’.

He staged a 70-minute play at the Largo theatre in 2008, which had his real-life partner Maya Rudolph in a leading role.

Awards, Nomination

He won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for Boogie Nights (1997) at Felix in 2018.

Similarly, he won Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) for Magnolia (1999) at Bodil Awards, and he won Best Director for Phantom Thread (2017) at BOFCA Award in 2017.

Paul Thomas Anderson: Net Worth, Salary

Anderson has an estimated net worth of around $80 million as of 2022, and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Paul Thomas Anderson: Rumors and Controversy

To date, he has not been part of controversy and rumor.

He is maintaining her personal life properly. He is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Paul Thomas Anderson has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and he weighs is 75Kg.

Paul’s hair color is brown and his eyes color is grayish-green.

Social Media

Paul is not active on any social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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