Chris Joseph Columbus is an American director/ producer who was born on the 10th of September, 1958 and is currently 57 years of age. He was born in a middle class family, as the son of mother Mary Irene and Alex Michael Columbus. Born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, he was raised in Ohio where he studied and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He then went on to study at the NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Born and raised in a Christian family, he follows the same religion and belongs to white ethnicity.
Chris is not a very tall man, he has an average height of about a 170 cm. That is about 5 feet and 7 inches, and he has got a slim body that suits his height. His last recorded weight was 64 kg, which is not bad for his physique. Chris has never been a chubby guy, and through his running and workout has balanced his health nicely. He is a very good swimmer, and also loves horse riding and you can see pictures of his on the media, in such occasions. He is a great man to be around with, has got a friendly nature and a very good morale. He is kind and easy to go along with, and has got a good sense of humor, which makes him popular amongst his friends. A fairly handsome looking man, he has got white hair and wears spectacles among other notable attributes.
There has been much discussion regarding his personal life in the public. A celebrity, he has got much attention of the media and even the smallest action gets a big publicity. But it seems like he has been able to conceal his previous dating history and those girlfriends he had in his young days. Or maybe he wasn’t much of an outgoing person who didn’t have much involvement with ladies. But that doesn’t mean that he is sexually gay, as he has been married for more than 20 years now. He is a father of four children, and his wife is actress Monica Devereux whom he married back in 1983. With 22 years of married life together, it seems like their bond is growing stronger and stronger each day, and there are no chances of them getting divorced anytime soon. His children are: Eleanor, Violet, Brendan, and Isabella.
Chris began his career as a screenwriter under Steven Spielberg and worked in many projects like The Goonies (1985), Gremlins (1984), and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). Then he started working on his own projects and from the early 90s, made movies like: Home Alone (1990), Only the Lonely (1991), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Nine Months (1995), Stepmom (1998), Bicentennial Man (1999), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Rent (2005), I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010). He has had a successful career as a director and for his hard work has been awarded with several prestigious nominations and awards like British Comedy Award and Academy Award. He has founded his own production house named 1492 Pictures, in 1995 and the date 1492 is significance to the year of exploration by the famous Spanish sailor Christopher Columbus.
Chris has earned a fortune of fame and money with his work, and has got fans and admirers from all around the world. You can follow him on his Twitter and Instagram accounts to get updated with all his recent activities. Also, you can read his biography on sites like IMDb or Wikipedia in order to find out more about his life. By 2015, he has an estimated net worth of about $50 million dollars.