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Chris Gardner (II)

Chris Gardner was born on February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Christopher Paul Gardner. He is a producer and actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Promotion (2008) and Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016). He was previously married to Sherry Dyson. See full bio »

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The Pursuit of Happyness
The Promotion
The Promotion First Community Leader
American Masters
American Masters Producer


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 2017 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (associate producer - as Christopher P. Gardner)
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 2008 The Promotion
First Community Leader
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness
Passerby on Street (uncredited)
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 2016 WGN Morning News (TV Series)
- Episode dated 13 July 2016 (2016) ... Himself
 2016 Roadtrip Nation (TV Series documentary)
- Ready to Rise (2016) ... Himself
 2011 Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (Documentary)
 2011 The Nate Berkus Show (TV Series)
- Design Wars (2011) ... Himself
 2009 Glenn Beck (TV Series)
Himself - Author: 'The Pursuit of Happyness'
- Episode dated 23 January 2009 (2009) ... Himself - Author: 'The Pursuit of Happyness'
 2007 20 on 20 (TV Movie)
 2007 Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream (Video short)
Himself (uncredited)
 2007 Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 10 January 2007 (2007) ... Himself
 2006 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 November 2006 (2006) ... Himself
 2003-2006 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Millionaire (segment "From Living in a Restroom to Making Millions")
- Episode dated 26 May 2006 (2006) ... Himself
- Avoiding Taxes/The Family Fix/From Living in a Restroom to Making Millions (2003) ... Himself - Millionaire (segment "From Living in a Restroom to Making Millions")

Personal Details

Other Works:

The Pursuit of Happyness, by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe, Amistad Press Harper Collins, New York), 2006.

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Alternate Names:

Christopher P. Gardner

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Has two children: Christopher Jarret Medina Gardner (b. January 28, 1981) and Jacintha Darlene Gardner (b. October 5, 1985). Both were born with Gardner's longtime girlfriend Jacqueline Medina. Christopher was born while they were living in San Francisco in 1981, and Jacintha in Los Angeles after they reconciled in 1985. See more »

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