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Born in USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (3)

Michael Sucsy is a Golden Globe, Emmy, and PGA Award-winning film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for creating "Grey Gardens" (HBO) in which he directed Jessica Lange to a Best Actress Emmy Award and Drew Barrymore to a Best Actress Golden Globe and SAG Award.

Sucsy was raised in New York and New England and graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where he studied International Relations. He gained extensive production experience prior to attending grad school working on numerous films, television shows and commercials. After earning a Masters of Fine Arts in film from the Art Center College of Design, Sucsy began directing commercials and was nominated for the Young Director of the Year Award given in conjunction with the 2002 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

For his directing debut Sucsy won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for best picture and was nominated for the WGA Award and the DGA Award. In total, Sucsy's Grey Gardens won 2 Golden Globes and 6 Emmys having garnered a record 17 Emmy nominations. The film also won top awards from the Producers Guild of America, American Cinema Editors, Art Directors Guild, Cinema Audio Society, Costume Designers Guild, and Casting Society of America.

Sucsy followed up the success of his first film with "The Vow" (Sony), starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, which had a $42MM opening weekend and went onto gross $200MM worldwide.

Sucsy resides in Los Angeles with his husband, Demitri Sgourakis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Michael Sucsy (born February 14, 1973) is an Emmy winning film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Sucsy was raised in New York and New England and graduated from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in film from Art Center College of Design. Sucsy began directing commercials through Los Angeles-based Palomar Pictures and he was soon dubbed by Shoot! Magazine "as one of the industry's crop of new directors to watch." He was subsequently nominated for the Young Director of the Year Award given in conjunction with the 2002 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

In 2003, Sucsy began work on Grey Gardens, a film based on the famous true story of Jackie O's eccentric relatives 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale and 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale. After viewing the well-known documentary of the same name, Sucsy was inspired to write and direct a narrative feature about the reclusive mother-daughter duo and immediately embarked on what was to become a six-year process to get Grey Gardens made.

While he researched and wrote the script, Suscy would wake up at 5AM daily and work for several hours before heading to a full-time job assisting an entertainment lawyer.

In 2005, two years after his initial idea to write Grey Gardens, a first draft was finished and immediately became a "hot read." With Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore attached based on the strength of the script, the project made its way to HBO who in 2006, announced that Grey Gardens was moving into production. After another year of script development and pre-production, principle photography on Grey Gardens began in October 2007. The film wrapped just two months later in December 2007, on time and under budget.

After six years, the film had high-profile premieres preceding its HBO premiere at the legendary Ziegfeld Theater in New York City and at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Grey Gardens debuted on HBO in April 2009 to great acclaim from critics and audiences both new and old to the Grey Gardens phenomenon. The film has received multiple nominations including 17 Emmy Award nominations, including Sucsy for writing, directing, and producing and the 2009 Television Critics Association award for Outstanding Achievement Movies, Mini-Series, and Specials. The film's 17 Emmy Award nominations ties the all-time nomination record for made for TV movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Michael Sucsy is a Golden Globe, Emmy Award, and PGA Award-winning film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for creating the HBO film Grey Gardens (2009) starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore about the eccentric and reclusive relatives of Jackie Onassis. Sucsy directed commanding performances from Lange and Barrymore who each won "Best Actress" awards for their portrayals of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale - the Emmy Award for Lange and the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Barrymore. The film additionally garnered an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Television Critics Association Award, a Broadcast Critics Award and a Producers Guild Award for "Best Made for Television Film." The film was nominated for a record 17 Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Sucsy was additionally nominated for the WGA Award and the DGA Award for his work.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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