M. Night Shyamalan


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Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist, and Nelliate C. Shyamalan, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
Signs Producer
(2002)
The Village Producer
(2004)
The Sixth Sense Director
(1999)

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  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2021 Old (producer) (filming)
 2019-2020 Servant (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Balloon (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Jericho (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Boba (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Haggis (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Rain (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Glass (producer - produced by)
 2016/IX Split (producer - produced by)
 2015-2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Bedtime Story (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Walcott Prep (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pass Judgment (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Time Will Tell (2016) ... (executive producer)
- City Upon a Hill (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I The Visit (producer)
 2013 After Earth (producer)
 2010 Devil (producer)
 2010 The Last Airbender (producer - produced by)
 2008 The Happening (producer)
 2006 Lady in the Water (producer)
 2004 The Village (producer)
 2002 Signs (producer)
 2000 Unbreakable (producer)
 1992 Praying with Anger (producer)
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Other Works:

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7 Interviews | 20 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I play for a living...Success is tied to a feeling of magic, which I can protect. See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the opportunity to direct the Harry Potter franchise on three separate occasions. He was first offered Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) on a recommendation from friend Steven Spielberg (who had previously been considered to direct), but turned it down due to post-production commitments on his own film Unbreakable (2000). After the massive success of his own film, Signs (... See more »

Trademark:

Car crashes play pivotal roles in all his films: Cole reveals his gift to his mother during a traffic jam in The Sixth Sense (1999), David "loses" his football abilities in a car accident in Unbreakable (2000), and Graham's wife dies in a bizarre car accident in Signs (2002). See more »

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