David Frankel

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David Frankel
David Frankel, director of hit films THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and MARLEY & ME.jpg
Frankel at a CFC Masterclass, 15 November 2011
Born (1959-04-02) April 2, 1959 (age 56)
New York City
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1984–present

David Frankel (born April 2, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter and 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.[1][2] 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.[3]



  1. ^ "David Frankel Biography (1960-)". Filmreference.com. 1988-05-17. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  2. ^ "TOBIA S. BROWN IS WED - Barnard Alumna Married in Brooklyn to Max Frankel - Article - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Rene (November 21, 2008), "Holiday film preview featuring "Marley & Me"", Miami Herald 

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