Chris Columbus
Chris Columbus
Celebrated Name: Chris Columbus
Real Name/Full Name: Chris Joseph Columbus
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: September 10, 1958
Birth Place: Spangler, Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 75 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Monica Devereux (m. 1983)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Eleanor Columbus, Isabella Columbus, Brendan Columbus, Violet Columbus)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Chris Columbus Gay?: No
Profession: Writer, Director, Producer
Salary: $5 million/year
Net Worth in 2024: $100 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Chris Joseph Columbus, or simply “Chris Columbus” is a movie personality and a filmmaker. He hails from Spangler, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He works in the movie industry.

He started as a screenplay writer in the 1980’s, and he then went on to become a director, and in his career, he has directed many legendary films. Apart from this, he also runs a movie production and animation studio.

Maybe you know about Chris Columbus very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Chris Columbus’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Chris Joseph Columbus was born on 10 September 1958 in the city of Spangler, Pennsylvania, United States. However, he was brought up in Champion, Ohio, United States. His parents were industrial workers.

His father name was Michael Columbus, and his mother name was Mary Irene (née Puskar). He has no siblings, and he has Italian and Czech ancestry. From his childhood, he loved drawing. He started making storyboards and, in high school, began making 8mm films.

He got admitted to Tisch School of Arts at New York University to complete higher education. Legendary actor Alec Baldwin was his classmate there. Though he got a scholarship, he forgot to renew it; thus, he had to work in a factory to pay fees.

While working, he wrote a screenplay. Which one his teacher used to get him an agent. While in university in 1980, he made a short film called I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here. In the year 2014, the Academy Film Archives preserved the film.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 10 September 1958, Chris Columbus is 65 years old as of today’s date 28th May 2024. His height is 1.82 m tall, and weight is 75 Kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

He resides in San Francisco, California. In the year 1983, he married choreographer Monica Devereux. Together they have four children, whose names are Eleanor, Violet, Brendan, and Isabella.


His career began in 1980 when he wrote the screenplay for the movie Reckless. After this, he wrote a screenplay of a comedy horror movie named Gremlins. Stephen Spielberg brought the script and made the film. The film became a success, and then he got a job at Amblin Entertainment, which was Spielberg’s company. He then wrote episodes for Galaxy High.

He then ventured in the direction. In 1987 he directed Adventures in Babysitting, which was a teen comedy. Later on, in 1980, he got the chance to direct the movie Home Alone. The film became both a critical and financial success.

The film has now become a cult classic. He later directed the sequel of the movie also. In 1993 he directed another classic movie Mrs Doubtfire with the legendary Robin Williams. The film won the best picture awards at the Golden Globes.

After reading the Harry Potter books, he wanted the make a movie. He was able to convince Warner Bros to make him direct the movies in the year 2001. He directed the first two movies and served as a third instalment producer.

He, later on, produced many successful movies like Night at the Museum, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. In 2010 he directed the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. In 2011 he directed The Help, which became a massive success.

In 2015 he directed the movie Pixels, a science fiction comedy, and it was announced in 2018 that he would serve as an executive producer for the animated adventure film Scoob! Based on the characters from the famous Scooby-Doo franchise.

He also owns and runs a production company called 1492 pictures, founded in 1995. With his daughter Eleanor in 2014, he opened a production company called Maiden Voyage Pictures. Along with ZAG Entertainment and Saban Capital Group, he co-founded ZAG Animation Studio’s animation studio.

Awards & Achievements

In 2003 his movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets won the Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation. In 2004 his film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won the prestigious BAFTA Children’s Award in the Best Feature Film category. Also, his movie The Help in 2012 won the AFI Award in the Movie of the Year Category.

Net Worth & Salary of Chris Columbus in 2024

Chris Columbus Net Worth
Chris Columbus Net Worth

He has earned quite a significant amount of revenue by working in big movies. He reportedly brings in a salary of $5 million, and his total net worth to date, as per an estimate, is somewhere around a staggering $100 Million as of May 2024. He has been one of the ten highest-grossing directors in movie history.

With this article, we have looked into the life and work of Chris Joseph Columbus and how he started working as a writer and then became a very successful director and producer. Under his credit, he has movies like Home Alone Harry Potter, among others. He also runs a very successful production company.


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