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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 September 1985Hampstead, London, England, UK
Birth NameMax Giorgio Choa Minghella
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Max Giorgio Choa Minghella is an English-born actor and filmmaker. He was born in Hampstead, London, England, the son of choreographer Carolyn Choa and the late Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella. He is the brother of Hannah Minghella, who has also worked in film.

Minghella is a former member of the National Youth Theatre. He attended Columbia University (2005-2009).

Minghella's acting credits include The Internship, The Ides of March & The Social Network (Minghella was nominated for a SAG award for his ensemble work). Minghella also starred alongside Blake Lively in cult favorite 'Elvis & Anabelle'.

He will next appear opposite Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood in 'Into The Forest'.

In 2013, Minghella executive produced 'The Two Faces of January' for Working Title.

In 2014, Minghella directed the music video for Christopher Owens' 'Nothing More Than Everything To Me'

Miramax's upcoming 'The 9th Life of Louis Drax' marks Minghella's screen writing debut.

Minghella dated actress Kate Mara from 2010-2014.

His father was British (though of Italian descent) and his mother was born in Hong Kong (of over half Chinese, and smaller amounts of Indian Jewish, Parsi Indian, English, Irish, and Swedish, ancestry).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jjoseph

Trivia (7)

Son of Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella and choreographer Carolyn Choa.
Currently attending Columbia University
Former member of the National Youth Theatre.
Brother of Hannah Minghella.
Max's ancestry is approximately one half Italian, 9/32 Chinese (equivalent to 1.125/4 Chinese), 1/16 Indian Jewish, 1/16 Parsee Indian, 1/32 English, 1/32 Irish, and 1/32 Swedish.

Max's paternal grandfather, Edward Minghella, was an Italian immigrant, and Max's paternal grandmother, Gloria Alberta Arcari, was born in Leeds North, England, to Italian parents.

Max's maternal grandfather, George Wing Sien Choa, was born in Hong Kong, of three quarters Chinese, and one quarter Indian Jewish, ancestry. George was a prominent otorhinolaryngologist (in simple English, an ear, nose and throat doctor - an ENT). George's maternal grandfather, Max's great-great-grandfather Emanuel Raphael Belilios, who was born in Calcutta, was a prominent businessman.

Max's maternal grandmother, Maisie Nora Kotewall, was also born in Hong Kong. Maisie's father, Robert Hormus Kotewall, was a well-known Hong Kong businessman and legislator; Robert was of approximately half Parsee Indian and half Chinese ancestry. Maisie's mother, Edith Lowcock, was of approximately one quarter English, one quarter Irish, one quarter Swedish, and one quarter Chinese (through Max's matrilineal line), ancestry.
Was in a relationship with Kate Mara from 2010 to 2014.

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