2010 New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Membersby dan_dassow | last updated - 04 Aug 2013 | Public
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
Academy Invites 135 to Membership Beverly Hills, CA (June 25, 2010) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Names not found on IMDb: Public Relations: Dwight Caines Public Relations: Wendy Lightbourn
Also see: New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors 2012–2013 2013–2014
1. Tobin Bell
Actor | Saw
Tobin Bell is an American actor with a career in film, television and theater spanning three decades. He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the British actress Eileen Bell. He is perhaps best known for his role as the iconic villain "Jigsaw" in the Saw film ...
Actors: Tobin Bell – “Saw,” “The Firm”
2. Vera Farmiga
Actress | Up in the Air
Vera Farmiga is an American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air (2009) and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Bates Motel (2013).
She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the ...
Actors: Vera Farmiga – “Up in the Air,” “The Departed”
Actor | Traffic
Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor and director, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and RoboCop (1987). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...
Actors: Miguel Ferrer – “Traffic,” “RoboCop”
Actor | The Sopranos
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...
Actors: James Gandolfini – “In the Loop,” “Get Shorty”
Actress | Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...
Actors: Anna Kendrick – “Up in the Air,” “Twilight”
Actress | Precious
Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (1999)...
Actors: Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Phat Girlz”
Actress | Never Let Me Go
Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.
Her first major appearance was ...
Actors: Carey Mulligan – “An Education,” “Public Enemies”
Actor | The Hurt Locker
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...
Actors: Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker,” “28 Weeks Later"
Actor | Deadpool
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen (1990), a ...
Actors: Ryan Reynolds – “The Proposal,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
Actress | U.S. Marshals
She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. While a student at Spelman (an all-female institution), she met Samuel L. Jackson, who was a student at Morehouse College (the all-male institution affiliated with Spelman), who would later become her husband. She and Jackson have one ...
Actors: LaTanya Richardson Jackson – “Mother and Child,” “Losing Isaiah”
11. Peter Riegert
Actor | Animal House
Actors: Peter Riegert – “Traffic,” "Crossing Delancey"
12. Sam Robards
Actor | American Beauty
Sam Robards was born on December 16, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Sam Prideaux Robards. He is an actor and producer, known for American Beauty (1999), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Awake (2007). He has been married to Sidsel Jensen since November 8, 1997. They have two children...
Actors: Sam Robards – “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “American Beauty”
13. Saoirse Ronan
Actress | Hanna
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow.
Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small ...
Actors: Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones,” “Atonement”
14. Zoe Saldana
Actress | Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...
Actors: Zoe Saldana – “Avatar,” “Star Trek”
15. Adam Sandler
Actor | The Waterboy
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...
Actors: Adam Sandler – “Funny People,” “Punch-Drunk Love”
16. Peter Sarsgaard
Actor | Garden State
Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of ...
Actors: Peter Sarsgaard – “An Education,” "Boys Don’t Cry"
17. Gabourey Sidibe
Actress | Precious
Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver....
Actors: Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
18. Shaun Toub
Actor | Iron Man
Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family. He was raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 14, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire, to finish his last year of high school. After two years of college in ...
Actors: Shaun Toub – “Iron Man,” “The Kite Runner”
19. Christoph Waltz
Actor | Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...
Actors: Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”
20. George Wyner
Actor | Spaceballs
A native of Boston and graduate of Syracuse University, George has worked extensively in TV and film since 1972. Notable film work includes the Coen Brothers' best-picture nominee "A Serious Man," (Rabbi Nachtner) and Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs," (Colonel Sandurz) and "To Be or Not To Be." Among other...
Actors: George Wyner – “A Serious Man,” “American Pie 2”
21. Ken Bielenberg
Visual_effects | Puss in Boots
Animators: Ken Bielenberg – “Monsters vs Aliens,” “Shrek”
22. Peter DeSève
Art_department | Treasure Planet
Animators: Peter de Seve – “Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “Ratatouille”
23. Steve Lookner
Writer | Finish Our Movie
Animators: Steve Hickner – “Bee Movie,” "The Prince of Egypt"
24. Angus MacLane
Animation_department | The Incredibles
Animators: Angus MacLane – “Toy Story 3,” “WALL-E”
Director | 23 Degrees, 5 Minutes
Animators: Darragh O’Connell – “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty,” “Give Up Yer Aul Sins”
26. Simon Otto
Animation_department | How to Train Your Dragon
Simon Otto is a Director, Animator and Story Artist for DreamWorks Animation. Most recently, Simon directed various television episodes for DreamWorks TV and Netflix. Simon is known for his work as the Head of Character Animation of the How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise for DreamWorks ...
Animators: Simon Otto – “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda”
27. Bob Pauley
Animation_department | Inside Out
Animators: Bob Pauley – “Toy Story 3,” “Monsters, Inc.”
28. Willem Thijssen
Producer | De ontdekking van Almere
Animators: Willem Thijssen – “The Aroma of Tea,” “A Greek Tragedy"
29. Kim Sinclair
Art_director | Avatar
Kim Sinclair was born on July 10, 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an art director and production designer, known for Avatar (2009), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and The Last Samurai (2003).
Art Directors: Kim Sinclair – “Avatar,” “Cast Away”
Art Directors: Dave Warren – “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary”
31. Darcy Antonellis
Self | Hollywood Checkmate
Darcy serves as Vubiquity's Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Vubiquity, Darcy was President, Technical Operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a post she held since January 2008. In this role, she influenced and directed Warner Bros.' technology strategy and vision to ...
At-Large: Darcy Antonellis
32. John Lowry
Camera_department | Men in Black
At-Large: John Lowry
33. Laura Rosenthal
Casting_director | The Kids Are All Right
Casting Directors: Laura Rosenthal – “The Messenger,” “I’m Not There”
34. Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer | The Hurt Locker
Cinematographers: Barry Ackroyd – “The Hurt Locker,” “United 93”
35. Christian Berger
Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...
Cinematographers: Christian Berger – “The White Ribbon,” “Cache”
36. Hagen Bogdanski
Cinematographer | Das Leben der Anderen
Cinematographers: Hagen Bogdanski – “The Young Victoria,” “The Lives of Others”
37. Shane Hurlbut
Cinematographer | 11:14
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. Shane brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to everything he does. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer that deploys new techniques on every project to challenge him and ...
Cinematographers: Shane Hurlbut – “Terminator Salvation,” “We Are Marshall”
38. Tom Hurwitz
Director | The Big Blue Marble
Cinematographers: Tom Hurwitz – “Valentino The Last Emperor,” “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib”
39. Dan Mindel
Cinematographer | John Carter
Dan Mindel was born on May 27, 1958 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Ivor Daniel Mindel. He is known for his work on John Carter (2012), Star Trek (2009) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He is married to Lisa Fallon. They have four children. He was previously married to Paula Hamilton.
Cinematographers: Dan Mindel – “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III”
Cinematographer | Beauty and the Beast
Cinematographers: Tobias Schliessler – “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” “Hancock”
Cinematographer | The Fate of the Furious
Cinematographers: Stephen Windon – “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “House of Wax”
42. Robert D. Yeoman
Cinematographer | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Robert D. Yeoman was born on March 10, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert David Yeoman. He is known for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).
Cinematographers: Robert Yeoman – “Get Him to the Greek,” “The Squid and the Whale”
Costume_designer | Coco avant Chanel
Academy award nominated costume designer Catherine Leterrier has a distinguished body of work that includes works with directors such as Michael Haneke, Ridley Scott, Robert Altman, Andrzej Zulawski, Alain Resnais, Luc Besson, Jonathan Demme, Jean-Paul Rappeneau and even with her husband François ...
Costume Designers: Catherine Leterrier – “Coco before Chanel,” “Avenue Montaigne”
44. Janet Patterson
Costume_designer | The Piano
Born in Sydney, Australia, she is a costume and production designer. She is a specialist in period costume from the 19th century. All four of her Oscar nominated films are of that era. A noted recluse who rarely does interviews or attends awards ceremony's, between jobs she returns to a quite home ...
Costume Designers: Janet Patterson – “Bright Star,” “The Piano”
45. Jacques Audiard
Writer | De rouille et d'os
Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the ...
Directors: Jacques Audiard – “A Prophet,” “The Beat That My Heart Skipped”
Writer | El secreto de sus ojos
Juan José Campanella was born on July 19, 1959 in Capital Federal, Argentina. He is a writer and actor, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), El hombre de tu vida (2011) and El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999).
Directors: Juan Jose Campanella – “The Secret in Their Eyes,” "Son of the Bride"
47. Lee Daniels
Producer | Precious
Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his ...
Directors: Lee Daniels – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Shadowboxer”
48. Claudia Llosa
Director | La teta asustada
Directors: Claudia Llosa – “The Milk of Sorrow,” “Madeinusa”
49. Lone Scherfig
Director | An Education
Writer/director Lone Scherfig graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 1984. Her first feature film, THE BIRTHDAY TRIP (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, the New Directors section at MOMA in New York and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. Her next film, ON OUR OWN (1998), ...
Directors: Lone Scherfig – “An Education,” “Italian for Beginners”
50. Adam Shankman
Director | A Walk to Remember
Directors: Adam Shankman – “Bedtime Stories,” “Hairspray”
Documentary: Nancy Baker – “Rehearsing a Dream,” “Born into Brothels”
52. Rick Goldsmith
Rick Goldsmith is a producer and writer, known for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009), Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (2015) and Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996).
Documentary: Rick Goldsmith – “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” “Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press”
53. Davis Guggenheim
Producer | Training Day
Davis Guggenheim was born on November 3, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Philip Davis Guggenheim. He is a producer and director, known for Training Day (2001), Waiting for 'Superman' (2010) and An Inconvenient Truth (2006). He has been married to Elisabeth Shue since 1994. They have three ...
Documentary: Davis Guggenheim – “It Might Get Loud,” “An Inconvenient Truth”
54. Tia Lessin
Producer | Trouble the Water
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin is the director and producer, with Carl Deal, of Citizen Koch and Trouble the Water--winner of the 2008 Gotham Independent Film Award and the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize. She was a co-producer of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, winner of ...
Documentary: Tia Lessin – “Capitalism: A Love Story,” “Trouble the Water”
Documentary: Cara Mertes – “The Betrayal,” “My Country, My Country”
Producer | Elaine Stritch at Liberty
Documentary: Frazer Pennebaker – “Al Franken: God Spoke,” “The War Room”
57. Julia Reichert
Producer | A Lion in the House
Julia Reichert has been called a godmother of the American independent film movement and is a three time Oscar nominee. Her film GROWING UP FEMALE was the first feature documentary of the modern Women's Movement. It was recently chosen for inclusion on the National Film Registry.
Her films UNION ...
Documentary: Julia Reichert – “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” “Seeing Red”
58. Morgan Spurlock
Producer | Super Size Me
Morgan Spurlock was born on November 7, 1970 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA as Morgan Valentine Spurlock. He is a producer and writer, known for Super Size Me (2004), The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) and Mansome (2012). He has been married to Sara Bernstein since May 2, 2016. He was ...
Documentary: Morgan Spurlock – “Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?,” “Super Size Me”
62. Sheila DeLoach
Executives: Sheila DeLoach
66. Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer | Brothers
Ryan Kavanaugh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Relativity, a next-generation studio. The company is engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including film and television financing, production and distribution; music publishing; sports management and digital media. Kavanaugh is a...
Executives: Ryan Kavanaugh
69. Emma Watts
Producer | Tooth Fairy
Executives: Emma Watts
70. Robert Frazen
Editorial_department | Point Break
Film Editors: Robert Frazen – “Synecdoche, New York,” “Smart People”
Editor | Up in the Air
Film Editors: Dana E. Glauberman – “Up in the Air,” “Thank You for Smoking”
72. Joe Klotz
Editor | Precious
Film Editors: Joe Klotz – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Grace Is Gone”
73. Bob Murawski
Editor | The Hurt Locker
Bob Murawski was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in the northeast "Thumb" area of the state. Murawski was the valedictorian at his high school in Bad Axe, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a major in Telecommunications. Soon after graduating, Murawski interned with ...
Film Editors: Bob Murawski – “The Hurt Locker,” “Spider-Man”
74. John Refoua
Editor | Avatar
Film Editors: John Refoua – “Avatar,” “Reno 911!: Miami”
75. Joachim Back
Live Action Short Films: Joachim Back – “The New Tenants”
76. Gregg Helvey
Writer | Kavi
Oscar Nominee and Student Academy Award Winner, Gregg Helvey, has traveled the world to film in countries such as Rwanda, El Salvador, China and Kenya on projects ranging from National Geographic and BBC1 documentaries to independent fictional films. As a filmmaker, Helvey seeks to combine his ...
Live Action Short Films: Gregg Helvey – “Kavi,” “The Knife Grinder’s Tale”
77. Kris Evans
Make_up_department | X-Men: The Last Stand
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: Kris Evans – “X-Men The Last Stand," “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
78. Jane Galli
Make_up_department | Star Trek: First Contact
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: Jane Galli – “Knight and Day,” “3:10 to Yuma”
79. Mindy Hall
Make_up_department | Star Trek
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: Mindy Hall – “Star Trek,” “World Trade Center”
80. Joel Harlow
Make_up_department | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Academy Award-winner JOEL HARLOW is one of the most innovative makeup and special makeup artists and designers in American motion pictures. He has proven himself to be one of a very few number of artists who is able to span the world of makeup effects design and creation to the world of on set ...
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: Joel Harlow – “Star Trek,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
81. Jenny Shircore
Make_up_department | The Young Victoria
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: Jenny Shircore – “The Young Victoria,” “Elizabeth”
82. Christophe Beck
Composer | Ant-Man
Music: Christophe Beck – “The Hangover,” “Bring It On”
Soundtrack | Across the Universe
Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics ...
Music: Bono – “Gangs of New York,” “In the Name of the Father”
84. T Bone Burnett
Soundtrack | The Hunger Games
Music: T Bone Burnett – “Crazy Heart,” “Cold Mountain”
85. The Edge
Soundtrack | Gangs of New York
The Edge was born David Howell Evans, in Barking, Essex in 1961. When he was 2 the family moved to Dublin. During his childhood he learnt how to play the guitar and the piano. In 1978 the Edge became the guitarist and keyboardist of U2. The Edge is still in the group, who have conquered the world ...
Music: The Edge – “Gangs of New York,” "GoldenEye"
86. Brian Tyler
Composer | Iron Man Three
Music: Brian Tyler – “Fast & Furious,” “Aliens vs. Predator Requiem”
87. Stephanie Allain
Producer | Hustle & Flow
Stephanie Allain was born on October 30, 1959 in the USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Hustle & Flow (2005), Black Snake Moan (2006) and Something New (2006). She has been married to Stephen Bray since December 31, 2005. They have three children. She was previously married to Mitch ...
Producers: Stephanie Allain – “Black Snake Moan,” “Hustle & Flow”
88. Gregory Jacobs
Producer | Edge of Tomorrow
Producers: Gregory Jacobs – “The Informant!,” “The Good German”
89. Jon Landau
Producer | Titanic
Producers: Jon Landau – “Avatar,” “Titanic”
90. Marc Turtletaub
Producer | Little Miss Sunshine
Producers: Marc Turtletaub – “Away We Go,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
91. Glenn Williamson
Producer | Push
Glenn Williamson was born in 1963 in the USA as Glenn Prell Williamson. He is known for his work on Push (2009), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Hollywoodland (2006). He has been married to Dr. Kurtis Charles Birusingh since September 19, 2009.
Producers: Glenn Williamson – “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Hollywoodland”
Production_designer | The Patriot
Kirk M. Petruccelli was born on February 12, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on The Patriot (2000), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Anaconda (1997). He has been married to Beate Petruccelli since July 23, 2005.
Production Designers: Kirk M. Pertruccelli – “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Patriot”
93. Ed Verreaux
Production_designer | Jurassic World
Production Designers: Edward S. Verreaux – “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Jurassic Park III”
94. Suzanne Cole
Actress | Sweat
Public Relations: Suzanne M. Cole
Public Relations: Tommy Gargotta
98. Pamela Levine
Public Relations: Pamela Levine
Public Relations: Michele Robertson