Schulman at the Obvious Child premiere on June 5, 2014
September 26, 1984
New York City
|Occupation||Actor, producer, photographer|
|Relatives||Ariel Schulman (brother)|
Yaniv "Nev" Schulman (born September 26, 1984) is an American producer, actor, and photographer. He is best known for the 2010 documentary Catfish. He is also the host and executive producer to the follow up TV series Catfish: The TV Show on MTV.
Schulman started taking pictures and became involved with photography after having studied dance for 5 years. At the age of 19, he and his older brother, actor/filmmaker Ariel, started a film/photography production company. In 2004, Schulman started photographing dance as he became involved with the contemporary ballet community in New York City. Schulman is a founding member of the Young Leadership Committee for the youth organization, Leave Out Violence.
In 2010, Schulman became the subject of the documentary Catfish, filmed by Ariel and business partner Henry Joost, in which Schulman met and fell in love with Megan, a girl he met online. The premise followed Schulman on the journey of falling in love with a girl he meets on the internet, but later finds out that she may not be exactly who she claimed to be.
In 2012, Schulman became the host and executive producer of the follow up show Catfish: The TV Show for MTV, with his filmmaking partner Max Joseph, where he introduces couples in real life who have fallen for each other online but have yet to meet.
In 2006, while attending Sarah Lawrence College, Schulman was arrested for assaulting a female student while taking photographs at a LGBTQ dance. Schulman claims he acted in self-defense after being physically assaulted by the fellow student. However, at least four eyewitnesses report that the woman never touched Schulman and that he attacked her because she asked him to stop taking pictures. He reportedly punched her several times even after she fell to the ground. Schulman was arrested, but criminal charges were dropped, in part because the female victim felt intimidated by Schulman's lawyer and because she couldn't afford legal fees. Schulman was expelled from Sarah Lawrence College shortly after the incident.
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