Roland Emmerich Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height


German film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Relationship Facts of Roland Emmerich

  • Roland Emmerich is married to Omar De Soto.
  • He is father of None.
  • Roland Emmerich is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

More about the relationship

Roland Emmerich is openly gay. He is married to Omar De Soto. He is 33 years old than his partner Omar. They met in the year 2009 in Los Angeles for the first time.

The couple dated for eight years before getting engaged in 2017 and married in the same year itself. According to the sources Emmerich was the one who proposed to him.

Who is Roland Emmerich?

Roland Emmerich is a German film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Growing up amidst the independent era of German cinema where small-time directors like Rainer Werner and Wim Wenders were earning name and fame due to their low budget artsy endeavors, Roland Emmerich aspired to become a big-time filmmaker.

Roland Emmerich’s Well off family

Roland Emmerich was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany on November 10, 1955. His father’s name is Hans Emmerich, but his mother’s name is unknown.

He grew up in West Germany’s Sindelfingen and hailed from a wealthy family, which enabled him to embark on frequent vacations across Europe. He loved painting and sculpting during his childhood.

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Caption: Roland Emmerich, boyfriend Omar de Soto (Source: Newnownext)

He has three siblings namely, Ute Emmerich, Andreas Emmerich, Wolfgang Emmerich. Roland holds German citizenship, but his ethnicity is unknown. His birth sign is Scorpio.

Studied Film and Production designer

Talking about Rooaond’s education history, he attended the University of Television and Film Munich with the intention of studying to become a production designer.


Started with own film production

Talking about his profession, while learning film, Roland Emmerich decided to start a film production company of himself, with the help of his sister. He borrowed money from his father, who happened to be a prolific businessman, and laid the foundation of Centropolis Entertainment.

Similarly, his newly found production house, Roland made his first feature film titled ‘Joey’, which was a fantasy film. His intentions were clear; he wanted to flee to Hollywood on the first chance he got.

Likewise, he wanted Roland to make a film titled ‘Isobar’, for which Roland got excited.

Hollywood directorial debut

Eventually, ‘Universal Soldier’ was the film with which Roland made his Hollywood directorial debut in the year 1992. Whereas, he was a replacement to Andrew Davis, who walked out of the project for some reasons.

The film released and fared nicely at the box office, but earned critical backlash, to some degree.

Highest-grossing films

Additionally, his next venture ‘Independence Day’ became one of the highest-grossing American films of all time. The movie made over $7,500,000 worldwide at the box office. To follow up to that, ‘Godzilla’ was also a mammoth box office success which earned 385.9 million USD.

In fact, Roland proved that he can indeed make a hardcore commercial film to critical and commercial success. For his next venture, he returned to the CGI laden hardcore commercial genre of filmmaking with ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ in 2004, a film about the growing dangers of global warming, which was a box office success.

Therefore, Roland’s next venture is slated to be about the Battle of Midway, which occurred during the Second World War. And it would be very interesting to see his point of view, due to the fact that he is a German and works in America, two biggest enemy countries at each other’s throats during the Second World War.

Roland Emmerich: Awards

He won Best Director for Independence Day (1996) at Saturn Award, Amanda in 1997, he won Lifetime Achievement Award, he also won Best European Director for Godzilla (1998) at Audience Award.

Similarly, he won Success in Hollywood, Cinema for Peace Award for Trade (2007) at Special Award. Likewise, he won Best International Film for The Day After Tomorrow (2004) at Jupiter Award.

Roland Emmerich: Net Worth ($200M), Income, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of around $200 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Roland Emmerich: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

There was a controversy that, Roland is gay. Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Roland Emmerich has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and he weighs 85Kg. Roland’s hair color brown and his eyes color is brown. Furthermore, his dress size is 4 (US) and his shoe size is 8 (US).

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Roland Emmerich is active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, he has around 266K followers on his Facebook. Around 103.7K followers on his Twitter, he has around 22.3K followers on his Instagram.

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