Five Things You Didn’t Know About Noah Baumbach

TVOvermind | 10/13/2017 | Nat Berman
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Noah Baumbach is a screenwriter, producer, director, and filmmaker. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 3, 1969. He first worked as a messenger for The New Yorker magazine before making his writing and directing debut in 1995 with ‘Kicking and Screaming’. He has gone on to establish a successful career in many aspects of filmmaking. One of his best-known works is ‘The Squid and the Whale’. This 2005 comedy-drama film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Other notable films written and directed by Noah Baumbach include ‘Mistress America’, While We’re Young’, and ‘Frances Ha’. Here are five facts you might not know about Noah Baumbach.

He is the third of four siblings born to parents who are both film critics. His father is Jonathan Baumbach who once worked as a critic for Partisan Review and has also written many novels. Baumbach’s mother is Georgia Brown who is a film critic for Village Voice.

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In 2001, Noah Baumbach met the actress Jennifer Jason Leigh while she was performing on Broadway in ‘Proof’. The couple lived together for four years before they married on September 2, 2005. Their son, Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach, was born on March 17, 2010. Later in the same year, Leigh filed for divorce from Baumbach. The following year, Baumbach began a relationship with Greta Gerwig, an actress and writer. Baumbach and Leigh’s divorce was finalized in September 2013.

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