2011 New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 178 filmmakers, artists and executives to become members.

Academy Invites 178 to Membership
Beverly Hills, CA (June 17, 2011)
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1.
Russell Brand
Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...
“ Actors: Russell Brand – "Arthur," "Get Him to the Greek" ” - dan_dassow
 
2.
Gerard Butler
Actor, 300
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child...
“ Actors: Gerard Butler – "The Ugly Truth," "300" ” - dan_dassow
 
3.
Vincent Cassel
Actor, Black Swan
Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine, the young actor, actually coming from upper classes...
“ Actors: Vincent Cassel – "Black Swan," "Eastern Promises" ” - dan_dassow
 
4.
Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
“ Actors: Robbie Coltrane – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," "Mona Lisa" ” - dan_dassow
 
5.
Bradley Cooper
Cooper garnered consecutive Oscar nominations from 2013 to 2015 for his roles in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), and the biographical war drama American Sniper (2014). For producing American Sniper, Cooper also received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination...
“ Actors: Bradley Cooper – "Limitless," "The Hangover" ” - dan_dassow
 
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“ Actors: John Corbett – "Sex and the City 2," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" ” - dan_dassow
 
7.
“ Actors: Rosemarie DeWitt – "The Company Men," "Rachel Getting Married" ” - dan_dassow
 
8.
Peter Dinklage
Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. In 1991, he received a degree in drama from Bennington College and began his career. He continues to work in the theatre with roles in "The Killing Act", "Imperfect Love", and "Richard III"...
“ Actors: Peter Dinklage – "Find Me Guilty," "The Station Agent" ” - dan_dassow
 
9.
David Duchovny
David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a Scottish-born school teacher...
“ Actors: David Duchovny – "Things We Lost in the Fire," "The X-Files" ” - dan_dassow
 
10.
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ Actors: Jesse Eisenberg – "The Social Network," "The Squid and the Whale" ” - dan_dassow
 
11.
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ Actors: Jennifer Garner – "Arthur," "Juno" ” - dan_dassow
 
12.
John Hawkes
John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of British and Scandinavian descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play...
“ Actors: John Hawkes – "Winter's Bone," "The Perfect Storm" ” - dan_dassow
 
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“ Actors: Thomas Jane – "The Mist," "The Thin Red Line" ” - dan_dassow
 
14.
“ Actors: Nastassja Kinski – "An American Rhapsody," "Tess" ” - dan_dassow
 
15.
Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles (née Celestine Ann Beyincé), designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of African-American and Creole descent...
“ Actors: Beyonce Knowles – "Dreamgirls," "Austin Powers in Goldmember" ” - dan_dassow
 
16.
Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ Actors: Mila Kunis – "Black Swan," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" ” - dan_dassow
 
17.
Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ Actors: Jennifer Lawrence – "Winter's Bone," "The Burning Plain" ” - dan_dassow
 
18.
Téa Leoni
Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born in New York, on February 25, 1966. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, and her mother, Emily Patterson, was a dietitian and nutritionist. She is of Italian (from a paternal great-great-grandfather), Polish, English, Scottish, Irish, and German descent...
“ Actors: Tea Leoni – "Ghost Town," "Spanglish" ” - dan_dassow
 
19.
Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow...
“ Actors: Anthony Mackie – "The Hurt Locker," "Million Dollar Baby" ” - dan_dassow
 
20.
Lesley Manville
Actress, Maleficent
Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996). Lesley was made an OBE in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours List.
“ Actors: Lesley Manville – "Another Year," "Topsy-Turvy" ” - dan_dassow
 
21.
Rooney Mara
Patricia Rooney Mara was born in 1985 in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway...
“ Actors: Rooney Mara – "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Social Network" ” - dan_dassow
 
22.
Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
“ Actors: Dominic Monaghan – "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" ” - dan_dassow
 
23.
Connie Nielsen
Actress, Gladiator
Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on the local revue and variety scene...
“ Actors: Connie Nielsen – "Brothers," "Gladiator" ” - dan_dassow
 
24.
Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony...
“ Actors: Ellen Page – "Inception," "Juno" ” - dan_dassow
 
25.
Wes Studi
Actor, Avatar
From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves...
“ Actors: Wes Studi – "Avatar," "The Last of the Mohicans" ” - dan_dassow
 
26.
Mia Wasikowska
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year...
“ Actors: Mia Wasikowska – "Jane Eyre," "The Kids Are All Right" ” - dan_dassow
 
27.
“ Actors: Jacki Weaver – "Animal Kingdom," "Cosi" ” - dan_dassow
 
28.
Geefwee Boedoe
Art Department, Monsters, Inc.
“ Animators: Geefwee Boedoe – "Let's Pollute," "Monsters, Inc." ” - dan_dassow
 
29.
Alessandro Carloni
Animation Department, Kung Fu Panda
“ Animators: Alessandro Carloni – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Over the Hedge" ” - dan_dassow
 
30.
“ Animators: Sylvain Chomet – "The Illusionist," "The Triplets of Belleville" ” - dan_dassow
 
31.
Jakob Hjort Jensen
Animation Department, The Croods
Jakob Hjort Jensen has been working in the animation industry for over 20 years for DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation and Imagi Animation where he acted as the Animation Director on the theatrical release "Astro Boy." A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jensen started his career in animation at the age of 17...
“ Animators: Jakob Hjort Jensen – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Flushed Away" ” - dan_dassow
 
32.
“ Animators: Biljana Labovic – "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger," "Idiots and Angels" ” - dan_dassow
 
33.
“ Animators: Tomm Moore – "The Secret of Kells," "Backwards Boy" ” - dan_dassow
 
34.
“ Animators: Teddy Newton – "Day & Night," "Ratatouille" ” - dan_dassow
 
35.
Bob Peterson
Actor, Up
Bob Peterson was born in Wooster, Ohio, USA, in 1961. He studied mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, where he took computer graphics courses and graduated in 1983. He continued his studies in mechanical engineering at Purdue University where he earned a master's degree in 1986. While a student...
“ Animators: Bob Peterson – "Up," "Finding Nemo" (also invited to the Writers Branch) ” - dan_dassow
 
36.
Javier Recio Gracia
Art Department, Rise of the Guardians
Javier Recio Gracia was born in Madrid, Spain in July of 1981. At the age of 6, Javier and his family moved to Granada, Spain, where he began to explore his interest in art and illustration. By the age of 16, he and his friends began developing an anthology of graphic novels, Proyecto Comic, which was published and in circulation for 10 years...
“ Animators: Javier Recio Gracia – "The Lady and the Reaper," "The Missing Lynx" ” - dan_dassow
 
37.
“ Animators: Andrew Ruhemann – "The Lost Thing," "City Paradise" ” - dan_dassow
 
38.
Kristof Serrand
Animation Department, The Croods
“ Animators: Kristof Serrand – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" ” - dan_dassow
 
39.
“ Animators: Shaun Tan – "The Lost Thing," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" ” - dan_dassow
 
40.
“ Animators: Simon Wells – "Mars Needs Moms," "The Prince of Egypt" ” - dan_dassow
 
41.
Anahid Nazarian
Miscellaneous Crew, Apocalypse Now
“ Art Directors: Anahid Nazarian – "The Virgin Suicides," "The Godfather, Part III" ” - dan_dassow
 
42.
“ Art Directors: Lauren E. Polizzi – "Cowboys & Aliens," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ” - dan_dassow
 
43.
“ At-Large: George Aguilar ” - dan_dassow
 
44.
“ At-Large: Barry Bernardi ” - dan_dassow
 
45.
“ At-Large: Christopher Dodd ” - dan_dassow
 
46.
“ At-Large: Ted Gagliano ” - dan_dassow
 
47.
James L. Honore
Production Manager, The Hitcher
“ At-Large: James L. Honore ” - dan_dassow
 
48.
Dawn Hudson
Actress, High Crimes
Dawn Hudson has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2011. Dawn Hudson was the Executive Director of Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) since 1991. Under her leadership, Film Independent has grown seven-fold, from a 900-member organization to its current membership of 5,000...
“ At-Large: Dawn Hudson ” - dan_dassow
 
49.
“ At-Large: Beverly Pasterczyk, Kodak (name not in IMDb) ” - dan_dassow
 
50.
“ At-Large: Randall Poster ” - dan_dassow
 
51.
“ At-Large: Ric Robertson ” - dan_dassow
 
52.
“ At-Large: David Schnuelle ” - dan_dassow
 
53.
Randy Spendlove
Music Department, Amélie
“ At-Large: Randy Spendlove ” - dan_dassow
 
54.
Beverly Wood
Miscellaneous Crew, The Hours
“ At-Large: Beverly Joanna Wood ” - dan_dassow
 
55.
Nina Gold
Casting Director, Game of Thrones
“ Casting Directors: Nina Gold – "The King's Speech," "Jane Eyre" ” - dan_dassow
 
56.
“ Casting Directors: Jina Jay – "The Reader," "Layer Cake" ” - dan_dassow
 
57.
Lora Kennedy
Casting Director, Man of Steel
“ Casting Directors: Lora Kennedy – "The Town," "Syriana" ” - dan_dassow
 
58.
“ Cinematographers: Frank Byers – "Illegal Tender," "Boxing Helena" ” - dan_dassow
 
59.
Patrick Cady
Cinematographer, Body of Proof
“ Cinematographers: Patrick Cady – "Lottery Ticket," "Broken Bridges" ” - dan_dassow
 
60.
Danny Cohen
Cinematographer, The King's Speech
Danny Cohen was born in London in 1963. He took a social sciences degree at Sheffield Polytechnic and had a long time interest in photography, particularly stills work. He became a photographic technician at Middlesex Polytechnic and then a camera assistant on documentaries, commercials and films for eight years...
“ Cinematographers: Danny Cohen – "The King's Speech," "Pirate Radio" ” - dan_dassow
 
61.
Lukas Ettlin
Cinematographer, The Lincoln Lawyer
“ Cinematographers: Lukas Ettlin – "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Middle Men" ” - dan_dassow
 
62.
Steven Fierberg
Cinematographer, The Affair
“ Cinematographers: Steven Fierberg – "Love & Other Drugs," "Secretary" ” - dan_dassow
 
63.
Barry Markowitz
Cinematographer, Crazy Heart
“ Cinematographers: Barry Markowitz – "Crazy Heart," "Sling Blade" ” - dan_dassow
 
64.
Charles Minsky
Cinematographer, Pretty Woman
“ Cinematographers: Charles Minsky – "Valentine's Day," "Pretty Woman" ” - dan_dassow
 
65.
Lawrence Sher
Cinematographer, The Hangover
“ Cinematographers: Lawrence Sher – "The Hangover," "Garden State" ” - dan_dassow
 
66.
Eric Steelberg
Cinematographer, Juno
“ Cinematographers: Eric Steelberg – "Up in the Air," "(500) Days of Summer" ” - dan_dassow
 
67.
Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Costume Designer, Brooklyn
“ Costume Designers: Odile Dicks-Mireaux – "An Education," "The Constant Gardener" ” - dan_dassow
 
68.
“ Costume Designers: Sarah Edwards – "Salt," "Michael Clayton" ” - dan_dassow
 
69.
Danny Glicker
Costume Designer, Up in the Air
“ Costume Designers: Danny Glicker – "Up in the Air," "Milk" ” - dan_dassow
 
70.
“ Directors: Gregg Araki – "Kaboom," "Nowhere" ” - dan_dassow
 
71.
“ Directors: Susanne Bier – "In a Better World," "After the Wedding" ” - dan_dassow
 
72.
“ Directors: Neil Burger – "Limitless," "The Illusionist" ” - dan_dassow
 
73.
Lisa Cholodenko
Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art" and Laurel Canyon (2002) premiered at Cannes Director's Fortnight.
“ Directors: Lisa Cholodenko – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon" (also invited to the Writers Branch) ” - dan_dassow
 
74.
“ Directors: Debra Granik – "Winter's Bone," "Down to the Bone" (also invited to the Writers Branch) ” - dan_dassow
 
75.
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4...
“ Directors: Tom Hooper – "The King's Speech," "The Damned United" ” - dan_dassow
 
76.
“ Directors: John Cameron Mitchell – "Rabbit Hole," "Shortbus" ” - dan_dassow
 
77.
“ Directors: Yojiro Takita – "Departures," "Himitsu" ” - dan_dassow
 
78.
“ Documentary: Jon Alpert – "China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province," "Lock-up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island" ” - dan_dassow
 
79.
“ Documentary: Amir Bar-Lev – "The Tillman Story," "Fighter" ” - dan_dassow
 
80.
“ Documentary: Lesley Chilcott – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "It Might Get Loud" ” - dan_dassow
 
81.
“ Documentary: Carl Deal – "Capitalism: A Love Story," "Trouble the Water" ” - dan_dassow
 
82.
“ Documentary: Charles Ferguson – "Inside Job," "No End in Sight" ” - dan_dassow
 
83.
Tim Hetherington
Cinematographer, Restrepo
Tim Hetherington was born in Liverpool, UK. He studied literature at Oxford University and later returned to college to study photojournalism. He lives in New York and is a contributing photographer for Vanity Fair magazine. His interest lies in creating diverse forms of visual communication and his work has ranged from multi-screen installations...
“ Documentary: Tim Hetherington – "Restrepo" (posthumous) ” - dan_dassow
 
84.
“ Documentary: Sebastian Junger – "Restrepo" ” - dan_dassow
 
85.
Thomas Lennon
Writer, RKO 281
Thomas Lennon's work in documentary film has earned him an Academy Award and three Academy nominations. But more often his good fortune has come in pairs: two national Emmys, two duPont-Columbia awards, two George Foster Peabody awards, and two films that premiered at Sundance. Lennon most recently directed Sacred...
“ Documentary: Thomas Lennon – "The Warriors of Qiugang," "The Blood of Yingzhou District" ” - dan_dassow
 
86.
“ Documentary: Diane Weyermann – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "Food, Inc." ” - dan_dassow
 
87.
Ruby Yang
Ruby Yang won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006). She is also known for directing The Warriors of Qiugang (2010) and My Voice, My Life (2014). In 2003, along with filmmaker Thomas F. Lennon, Yang founded the Chang Ai Media Project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in China...
“ Documentary: Ruby Yang – "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "The Warriors of Qiugang" ” - dan_dassow
 
88.
“ Executives: William J. Damaschke ” - dan_dassow
 
89.
“ Executives: Richard M. Fay ” - dan_dassow
 
90.
“ Executives: Donna Langley ” - dan_dassow
 
92.
“ Executives: Vanessa L. Morrison ” - dan_dassow
 
93.
“ Executives: Bill Pohlad ” - dan_dassow
 
94.
“ Executives: Rich Ross ” - dan_dassow
 
95.
“ Executives: Jeff Small ” - dan_dassow
 
96.
“ Executives: Thomas Tull ” - dan_dassow
 
97.
“ Film Editors: Tariq Anwar – "The King's Speech," "American Beauty" ” - dan_dassow
 
98.
“ Film Editors: Naomi Geraghty – "Limitless," "Reservation Road" ” - dan_dassow
 
99.
“ Film Editors: Jon Harris – "127 Hours," "Layer Cake" ” - dan_dassow
 
100.
Darren T. Holmes
Editorial Department, The Lion King
“ Film Editors: Darren Holmes – "How to Train Your Dragon," "The Iron Giant" ” - dan_dassow