Adam Shankman Biography
Adam Shankman whose birth name is Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer. He was a judge on seasons 3-10 of the television program So You Think You Can Dance He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. Shankman has choreographed dozens of films and directed several feature-length films, including A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, The Pacifier and the 2007 remake of Hairspray.
His company, Offspring Entertainment which he co-owns with his sister produces films and television for various studios and networks. Shankman is also currently co-writing young adult novels for Simon & Schuster imprint Atheneum Books for Young Readers. The books, co-written with author Laura Lee Sullivan, follow the story of rags to riches Lucille O’ Malley as she becomes Hollywood’s “it girl”, navigating a murder mystery and meeting her match, Frederick van der Waals.
Adam Shankman Age
Shankman was born in Los Angeles on November 27, 1964. He is currently 55 years old as of 2019.
Adam Shankman Height|Weight
Adam’s height and weight is unknown, but he has a decent height and weight. His hair color is salt and pepper and he has brown eyes.
Adam Shankman Education
Adam Shankman attended Palisades High School before attending Juilliard School.Adam Shankman Photo
Adam Shankman Nationality
His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.
Adam Shankman Family
He is the son of Phyllis, a licensed practitioner in Gestalt therapy and Ned Shankman, an entertainment lawyer and manager for such acts as Barry White, the American band X and Sister Sledge. His sister Jennifer was born when Shankman was four years old.
Adam Shankman Relationship
Shankman is openly gay. He is engaged with his boyfriend Frank Meli. He works in casting and reality television. He met Frank at his birthday party and soon fell in love with him.
On 15th February 2018, he was caught rejoicing in the valentine’s day with his soon-to-be spouse, whom he mentioned as @iamfrankmeli on his Instagram. Furthermore, he is thinking of starting a new family with his partner who has already shared an engagement ring with him.
Adam Shankman Career
He is a director, dancer, and producer also a judge on seasons 3-10 of the television program So You Think You Can Dance. Similarly, he began his professional career in musical theater and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. He has choreographed dozens of films and directed several feature-length films. The films are A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, The Pacifier and the 2007 remake of Hairspray.
Similarly, Adam Shankman’s company Offspring Entertainment which he co-owns with his sister produces films and television for various studios and networks. Likewise, he is currently co-writing young adult novels for Simon & Schuster imprint Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Furthermore, the book is co-written with author Laura Lee Sullivan. It follows the story of rags to richesLucille O’ Malley as she becomes Hollywood’s it girl, navigating a murder mystery and meeting her match, Frederick van der Waals.
Shankman has donated time and funds to numerous charitable and political foundations. He actively promotes charitable causes by producing live events and galas, utilizing social media, participating in PSAs, speaking engagements and personal appearances. These charities include AIDS Project Los Angeles, Mountains AIDS Foundation, Feeding America, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Point Foundation, GO Campaign, Special Olympics and Motion Picture and Television Fund. He teaches classes and mentors students for Ghetto Film School and has appeared at events for Operation Smile.
Shankman serves on the board of The Trevor Project and co-founded the DizzyFeet Foundation with his friend Nigel Lythgoe. This was founded in 2009 to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States by providing grants to after school dance and arts programs in low income areas and rewarding scholarships to talented dancers across the country. The foundation is the biggest supporter and trailblazer for National Dance Day, hosting various events every July across the United States.
Adam Shankman Movies
- 2019: What Men Want, Disenchanted, Frasier
- 2018: Step Up: High Water, Status Update
- 2014:Step Up: All In, Step Up: High Water
- 2013:Hell’s Kitchen
- 2012:Rock of Ages,Step Up: Revolution
- 2011:Glee, Modern Family
- 2010:The 82nd Annual Academy Awards, The Last Song, Step Up 3D, Going the Distance, Coming Attraction
- 2009:17 Again, 17 Again, Zac Efron’s Pool Party, Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special
- 2008: Step up 2: The streets, Bedtime Stories
- 2007:Premonition, Hairspray
- 2006: step Up, Worst Week of my Life
- 2005: The Pacifier, Cheaper by the dozen 2
- 2004:Mystery girl
- 2003: Stuck on you, Splitsville, Bring Down the house
- 2002:Monk, Catch me if you can, A Walk to Remember
- 2001:The Wedding Planner, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 2000: Isn’t She Great, Mission to Mars
Adam Shankman Net Worth
He is the kind of person who does multiple works like a film director, dancer, producer and many more. So, he might earn a huge amount of money. But he has not revealed his salary and incomes. He has an estimated net worth of around 6 million dollars.
Adam Shankman What Men Want
What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan.