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Overview (2)

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland, (Class of 1996) where he was active in the school's drama department and the president of the school's SGA. He also anchored the school's morning television show, and produced commercials and short videos for the students.

A graduate of Towson University's Electronic Media and Film department, he began his feature film career in 2000 with "Makebelieve" at the age of 21. His follow up, "Still Life" (2001) was an award winning digital feature shot in and around Baltimore.

Flanagan then produced television programming for Discovery and ESPN in 2002, and in 2003 wrote and directed the award-winning feature film "Ghosts of Hamilton Street". Later that year, Mike was the Director of Photography for the cult hit "Chainsaw Sally" by Writer/Director Jimmy O Burril.

Mike moved from Baltimore to Los Angeles the day after "Chainsaw Sally" wrapped, and almost immediately found work directing & editing "The Gleib Show" for National Lampoon Networks and several reality television programs, as well as regional commercials.

In 2005, Flanagan turned to the horror genre for the first time with "Oculus", an applauded short film that is just the beginning of an ambitious horror anthology, which eventually became the inspiration for his 2013 feature film of the same name.

In 2010, after raising funds on Kickstarter, he wrote and directed the applauded indie horror film "Absentia," which he credits with establishing his career. "Absentia," shot for 70k in Flanagan's apartment, led to "Oculus" (2014) and "Before I Wake" (2015).

Flanagan's critically acclaimed "Hush" (2016) was released exclusively on Netflix, which led to the online streaming service producing Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's "Gerald's Game" (2017).

He is married to actress Kate Siegel, and they have two children, Cody Paul Flanagan (born November 26, 2016) and Theodora Isabelle Irene Flanagan (born December 3, 2018). His oldest son, Rigby Flanagan-Bell (born October 15, 2010) is from his relationship with "Absentia" actress Courtney Bell.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (4)

Spouse Kate Siegel (6 February 2016 - present)  (2 children)
Shea Cerveny (14 October 2005 - May 2010)  (divorced)
Children Rigby Flanagan-Bell
Cody Flanagan
Theodora Flanagan
Parents Timothy Flanagan
Laura Flanagan
Relatives Jamie Flanagan (sibling)

Trade Mark (3)

Frequent flashbacks to characters' traumatic childhood events, usually involving the supernaturally-assisted death of at least one parent
Frequently directs within the horror genre.
Frequently casts Henry Thomas, Katie Parker and his wife Kate Siegel.

Trivia (3)

Has two children with his wife Kate Siegel - a son Cody Paul Flanagan (b. November 26, 2016) and a daughter Theodora Isabelle Irene Flanagan (b. December 3, 2018).
He has Irish, English, Polish, and French-Canadian ancestry.
Has a son Rigby Flanagan-Bell with actress Courtney Bell.

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