Oren Peli is an Israeli American film maker/director, producer as well as a screen writer. He is best known as the director of Paranormal Activity and its sequels and is mostly known more making horror movies. A student of computer engineering, he also studied animations and grew interest in filmmaking. Moving into his house, he first experienced the sounds and disturbances at night, and the idea of Paranormal Activity came to his mind. Although he chose to use low resolution cameras, which are not used professionally in movies these days, to give his, film a realistic touch. He had used many different but small recording cameras to project the reality of his character’s and the fear they have faced in the film. The movie which was released in 2007 became a massive hit which inspired Peli to work on its second part; Paranormal Activity 2 in 2010. The same year, he released another movie Insidious, which was a horror too. While making and producing the film, he became acquainted with Leigh Whannell and James Wan, who had worked previously in movies like Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), The Conjuring and similar ones.
Oren was born in Ramat Gan, Israel into a middle class family. Born on the 21st of January, 1970; his current age in 2015 is 45 years old. Not much is known regarding his youth life, or his parents but he was a student of software development but later studied graphics and animations. After moving to the USA at the age of 19, he settled down and started working on making movies, writing scripts and directing them. Not the tallest of person, he measures about 5 feet and 10 inches in height; and has an athletically built body. With his short brown hair and a serious looking face, he doesn’t have any shirtless pictures to be found in the media. He was born in Israel but his work land is the US. As a result, he has got citizenship of both countries, and belongs to white ethnicity.
Having worked in big screen, he directed a TV show in 2012, named The River, which was in association with ABC Networks. The TV series was a paranormal/action/horror in which a team of researches goes on to solve the mystery behind a TV explorer who goes missing in Arizona. The show was a joint work of Peli with Mike Perry, who worked in Paranormal Activity together. Also in 2012, he released Chernobyl Diaries, based on the true story of Nuclear explosion in Pripyat, Ukraine in 1986. Likewise, he directed as well as produced the movie Area 51, in which three people get into the restricted area 51 to find out the secrets behind it. Some of his other notable movies are: The Bay, The Lords of Salem, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Paranormal Activity 5. For his work and dedication toward movies, he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (2010).
With no sort of information about his girlfriend or wife till now, he is widely supposed to be sexually gay. Although nothing can be said for sure, but still he doesn’t have any record of being married or divorced, and doesn’t have any children to claim as his own. He is believed to be single as of now, and is supposedly not dating anybody. With his biography available in Wikipedia or IMDb, his fan following on Twitter and Instagram is pretty high. With a net worth value of $22.7 million dollars by 2015, the numbers itself speak about his success.