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Also Known As: Noah C Baumbach Died:
Born: September 3, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, playwright, author, comic book writer

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Often described as witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, it was no surprise that writer-director Noah Baumbach drew comparisons to Woody Allen and Whit Stillman - compliments the filmmaker has relished throughout his career. A childhood spent in art house theaters, soaking in Howard Hawks, Fran├žois Truffaut and Jean Renoir, helped inform his lifelong ambition to become a filmmaker. Baumbach's passionate, almost obsessive love for film was finally realized when he helmed his debut feature, "Kicking and Screaming" (1995), on through his seminal film, "The Squid and the Whale" (2005) - the quasi-autobiographical drama that positioned him firmly inside the pantheon of meaningful filmmakers.

Often described as witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, it was no surprise that writer-director Noah Baumbach drew comparisons to Woody Allen and Whit Stillman - compliments the filmmaker has relished throughout his career. A childhood spent in art house theaters, soaking in Howard Hawks, Fran├žois Truffaut and Jean Renoir, helped inform his lifelong ambition to become a filmmaker. Baumbach's passionate, almost obsessive love for film was finally realized when he helmed his debut feature, "Kicking and Screaming" (1995), on through his seminal film, "The Squid and the Whale" (2005) - the quasi-autobiographical drama that positioned him firmly inside the pantheon of meaningful filmmakers.

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  Frances Ha (2012)
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  Greenberg (2010)
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  Highball (2000) Director
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  Mr. Jealousy (1997) Director
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  Kicking and Screaming (1995) Director

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 Highball (2000)
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Raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
1995:
Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Kicking and Screaming"
1997:
Second feature as writer and director, "Mr. Jealousy"
1997:
Third film "Highball" shot in one week after completion of "Mr. Jealousy," using much of the same cast and crew
2004:
With director Wes Anderson, co-wrote "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
2005:
Wrote and directed "The Squid and the Whale," a story based on the true childhood experiences of Baumbach and his brother during their parents' divorce; earned an Academy award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Directing and Screenplay
2007:
Directed his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh in "Margot at the Wedding"; also wrote screenplay
2009:
Co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" with director Wes Anderson
2010:
Co-wrote with wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, the screenplay for "Greenberg"; also directed the film
2012:
Penned the animated feature "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" with director Eric Darnell
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Education

Midwood High School: Brooklyn , New York - 1987
Vassar College: Poughkeepsie , New York - 1991

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companion:
Laurie Durning. Actor. No longer together.

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father:
Jonathan Baumbach. Novelist, former film critic. Wrote for <i>Paris Review</i>.
mother:
Georgia Brown. Film critic. Wrote for <i>Village Voice</i>.

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