Brad Silberling

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Brad Silberling
Born Bradley Mitchell Silberling
(1963-09-08) September 8, 1963 (age 52)
Washington D.C., U.S.
Spouse(s) Amy Brenneman (1995–present)
Children Charlotte Silberling
Bodhi Silberling

Bradley Mitchell "Brad" Silberling (born September 8, 1963) is an American television and film director. He is married to the actress Amy Brenneman, whom he met on the set of NYPD Blue and with whom he has two children, Charlotte Tucker (born March 2001) and Bodhi Russell (born June 2005).

Early life[edit]

Silberling was born in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a B.A. in 1984.[1] He later studied film directing at the UCLA Film School.


Silberling began his entertainment industry career before completing his studies. In 1986, he became a Production Assistant for a children's program. He then began to direct television and film. Silberling's 2002 film, Moonlight Mile, is loosely based on his bereavement following the murder of his girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, in 1989. In 2006, Silberling's movie 10 Items or Less was the first movie made legally available for download during its theatrical run. This became possible through ClickStar and Silberling's close relationship with its owners Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary.

Silberling was approached by Warner Bros. as one of the candidates to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 1998. Although he began to enthusiastically plan the film in his mind and was ready to sign on to direct it, Chris Columbus was ultimately chosen as the director.[2]


Selected television directing credits[edit]

Film directing credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Brad Silberling". Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Warner Bros. Picks Columbus to Direct First Harry Potter". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 

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