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 - produced by)
 2019-2021 Servant (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Josephine (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Goose (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Loveshack (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Marino (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Espresso (2021) ... (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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Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 20 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Bhavna Vaswani  (3 children)

Children:

Saleka Shyamalan

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Personal Quote:

I've had more success than anybody should be allowed to have. I mean, everything I've ever written has been offered to be made into a movie, and my nine films that are original ideas have averaged $270 million each. I just think I can't complain about anything. But I get tired. [On the negative criticism of his films] See more »

Trivia:

His parents, wife, and 9 other family members are MDs and/or Ph.Ds. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with particular actors twice in consecutive movies. For example Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, both Joaquin Phoenix and Cherry Jones in Signs and The Village, and Bryce Dallas Howard in The Village and Lady in the Water. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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