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Biography

Adam Shankman Biography

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Adam Shankman's facts

Date of Birth 1964-11-27
Nationality American
Profession Director, producer, dancer, actor,choreographer and judge
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Single
Education at The Juilliard School
Net Worth(s) $3.5 million
Name on Birth Adam Michael Shankman
Place of Birth Los Angeles

Adam Michael Shankman, professionally known as ‘Adam Shankman’ is well known American movie director, producer, actor, dancer and choreography. The multi-talented personality, Shankman was born on November 27, 1964 in Los Angeles. He was raised in an upper middle class family. Adam has mentioned that he follows Jewish religion due to traditional Jewish upbringing. He was actively involved as a dancer in his early days. But he was dropped out to show his exceptional dancing talent when he was studying in ‘The Juilliard School’.

Talking about his career, he started as a dancer in Janet Jackson’s music video ‘Amazing’. Shankman, later appeared in video of MC Skat Kat along with Paula Abdul. However, his first break as professional choreography came in the year 1989 when he choreographed the music video for the rapper ‘MC Shan’. His well work as choreographer was highly praised in the entertainment industry. After gaining recognition, he started to get offer from the various well know directors and producers. Shankman has dedicated his well performance for the renowned actors like Marlon Brando, Antonio Banderas, Sarah Jessica Parker. He was also appointed as an exclusive choreographer of Brendan Fraser.

Later in the year 1996, his exceptional talent was noticed by the newly formed production company, Sauce Entertainment and he was offered to represent their company. Shankman accepted the proposal and represented the music company. After two years of that, he was hired as a choreographer for the show called ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money’. Besides his dancing talent, he also got an opportunity to show his incredible talent as a director with a short movie ‘Cosmo’s Tale’. The movie appeared at Sundance Film Festival. But he is remembered for his phenomenal work as director in the movie ‘Hairspray’. Despite of critic’s bad comments, the movie got success at the box office. It even became the fourth largest grossing musical movie in the history of American movie within the past 30 years.

Considering his good performance as director, he was appointed as director for the TV series ‘Cadillac Ranch’. He has also the named 2012 musical movie ‘Rock of Ages ‘to his directorial movie list. In addition to this, he has directed and choreographed numerous episodes of Fox’s ‘Glee’. Shankman has been working as a judge and choreographer on the reality show titled ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. He became a permanent judge of the show on September 16, 2009.

Moving to his personal life biography, this multi-talented personality is still single. He has openly mentioned that he is a gay. Shankman has more interest in the boys rather than girls. Despite of his open announcement as a gay, his name wasn’t linked up with any of the actors or his friends. Like all other popular celebrities, he also felt into a controversy in his life. He became a part of controversy when he filed a $5 million lawsuit against singing diva Jennifer Lopez on issue of the adaptation of the opera ‘Carmen’.

The well-known choreographer, Adam Shankman has dynamic personality. He has gained such a huge recognition through his outstanding work as a dancer, choreographer, actor, director and producer. Shankman is well known personality of the American movie industry who has enlightened the movies with his exceptional dance moves. He has gathered huge fan following through his unbelievable dance moves and brilliant work as a choreographer. As of 2014, Shankman has earned total net worth amount of $3.5 million.

More interesting information about this multi-talented personality can be gathered from the Wiki and other various internet sites. His fans can read his detailed bio on IMDb as well. Shankman is also available on social networking sites like twitter and facebook. He can be followed on twitter @adammshankman for his recent and upcoming movie projects. Most recently on Feb, 2015 he was finalized to direct the movie called 'O' Lucky Day.