Michael De Luca

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Michael De Luca
Michael De Luca 2012.jpg
De Luca at the Toronto Film Festival, 2011
Born (1965-08-13) August 13, 1965 (age 51)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Producer, writer
Spouse(s) Angelique (Madrid) De Luca (2009–present; 2 children)

Michael De Luca (born August 13, 1965) is an American movie producer and screenwriter. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards.

Early life[edit]

De Luca was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His mother was a German Jewish immigrant, and his father, who was Italian American and Catholic, worked at ConEdison.[1][2] De Luca began pursuing a career in showbiz in 1986. Originally tapped to work as a story editor, he rose fairly quickly through the ranks, thanks in part to his mentor, chair and co-founder Robert Shaye. De Luca did complete his degree from Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 1995.[3]


In 1988, De Luca made his debut as an associate producer on "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III". De Luca has been collecting comics since childhood and is a huge fan of comics and sci-fi such as Star Trek. In 1996, De Luca, a self-proclaimed "Trekkie", was approached by the producers Brannon Braga and Ron Moore for Star Trek: Voyager and pitched an idea which turned into an opportunity to write an episode for the series.

De Luca co-wrote the story for the 1995 film Judge Dredd.[4]

De Luca is a former President of Production for New Line Cinema. During his tenure at New Line Cinema, he oversaw a variety of films that would come to define the studio which included Seven, Friday, Boogie Nights, Austin Powers, Rush Hour, Blade and Magnolia (1999). DeLuca wrote and produced Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, part of the Nightmare on Elm Street saga.

After New Line Cinema, De Luca became President of Production at DreamWorks (2001–2004).

After his contract was up at DreamWorks, De Luca signed a production deal with Sony and started his own production company, Michael De Luca Productions.[5] His first release under his production company was Ghost Rider (2007) starring Nicolas Cage, followed by 21 and The Love Guru (2008) starring Mike Myers.[6]

He was Best Picture Oscar nominated two years in a row for 2010's The Social Network and 2011's Moneyball.[7] He received a third nomination in 2014 for producing Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips.

De Luca also produced the 2011 remake of the Vampire cult classic film Fright Night.[8] De Luca and Dana Brunetti reunited on the 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation, released in 2015.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, he married actress Angelique Madrid (born 1974) from Ft. Worth, Texas, who was a contestant on the first season of ABC's The Bachelor. They have a daughter, Skylar (born 2008), and a son, Caden (born 2012).[2]



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