Frankel at a CFC Masterclass, 15 November 2011
April 2, 1959 |
New York City
||Director, screenwriter, producer
David Frankel (born April 2, 1959) is an American director, screenwriter, and executive producer.
Frankel was born in New York City. He is the son of Tobia Simone (née Brown) and Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The New York Times and columnist. He won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 1996 short film Dear Diary and an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the pilot episode of Entourage (2004), and has since directed the successful studio films The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Marley & Me (2008), and Hope Springs (2012). His birdwatching comedy, The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, JoBeth Williams, and Jack Black, was released in October 2011.
In 2008 he lived in Coconut Grove.