Brian De Palma – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Brian De Palma American Film Director and Screenwriter
Brian De Palma

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 32-26-32 inches
Bodytype Average
Height 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
Weight 78 kg (171.96 lbs)
Waist 26 inches
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Grey
Shoe Size 11 US
Nickname Brian
Gender Male
Age 82 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth September 11, 1940
Full Name Brian Russell De Palma
Profession Film Director and Screenwriter
Nationality American
Birthplace Newark, New Jersey, United States
Religion Roman Catholic
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. He is a man who spent 50 years of his life in showbiz. It shows a real commitment and dedication towards his prolific career.

He is known for his most prominent movies, like; Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1972), and many more.


De Palma is often regarded as a leading character of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His unique directing style is worth appreciating. Even many biggest influencers seek inspiration from him.

Besides getting lasting success, the most celebrated director also faces criticism over the depiction of violence and sexual content, but, he has been a prominent member of the Hollywood film industry.

Among many other film credits, some of them are popular, such as; Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Casualties of War (1989), Carlito’s Way (1993), and others.

De Palma, however, has made his vast career by working on innumerable projects as a film director and screenwriter. Truly, his work and contribution to the cinema is undeniable.


Throughout his showbiz career, De Palma has been received overwhelming responses from the viewers and the critics, and despite winning the awards, he calls fame and recognition is the big win.



Brian De Palma Education

Qualification: Bachelor in Arts

School: Friends School, Philadelphia

College: Columbia University (1962), MA, Sarah Lawrence College (1964)

Brian De Palma Career

Profession: Film Director and Screenwriter

Known For: Carrie, Scarface, Carlito’s Way


Feature films: Murder a la Mod
Short films: Icarus
Documentary films: The Responsive Eye
Music videos: Dancing in the Dark

Net Worth: USD $40 million approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: Anthony F. DePalma

Mother: Vivienne DePalma

Brother: Bart DePalma

Sister: None

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Darnell Gregorio-De Palma (m. 1995–1997), Gale Anne Hurd (m. 1991–1993), Nancy Allen (m. 1979–1983)

No. of Children: 3 (Three)

Son: Cameron De Palma

Daughter: Lolita de Palma, Piper De Palma

Past Relationships:

Beth Broderick (1990 – 1991)
Betty Buckley (1975)
Carole Mallory
Tessa Dahl
Margot Kidder

Brian De Palma Favorites

Hobbies: Gardening / Landscaping

Favorite Destination: Yellowstone and Barcelona

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Color: Electric green, Napier green

Favorite Sport: Rugby, Badminton

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