Christopher Guest Biography
Christopher Guest is a screenwriter, director, actor, and comedian of English and American descent. He rose to prominence as a writer and performer on the American television comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed, and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style.
Christopher Guest Age
He is 74 years old as of February 2022. Guest was born Christopher Haden-Guest on 5th February 1948 in New York City, the United States of America.
Christopher Guest Education
He later studied classical music at The High School of Music and Art in New York. He then attended the Stockbridge School in Massachusetts. Later, he enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to study acting. He received his diploma in 1971.
Christopher Guest Height
Guest stands at a height of 5’11” (180 cm) tall.
Christopher Guest Family – Parents
Guest was born in New York City on February 5, 1948, to Peter Haden-Guest and Jean Pauline Hindes. His father was a British UN diplomat, and his mother worked for CBS. Guest spent the majority of his childhood in London, where his father served in the House of Lords.
Christopher Guest Wife – Children
In 1984, at the home of their mutual friend Rob Reiner, Guest married actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Annie (born in 1986) and Ruby are their two adopted children (born in 1996).
Christopher Guest Career
Guest began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. In 1971, he played Norman in Michael Weller’s ‘Moonchildren.’ He began contributing to the popular radio comedy show ‘The National Lampoon Radio Hour in 1973. He began his film career with cameos in the 1972 comedy ‘The Hot Rock’ and the 1974 action film ‘Death Wish.’ He made a brief appearance in an episode of the American comedy series ‘All in the Family in 1977. In 1984, he played the main character and wrote for the mockumentary comedy film ‘This is Spinal Tap.’ The film was a box office success.
He also began appearing on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ an American late-night live comedy show. He appeared in the romantic adventure film ‘The Princess Bride’ in 1987. The film was a commercial success and received an Academy Award nomination. He directed and wrote the film ‘The Big Picture’ two years later. The film was a commercial smash. He played minor roles in a number of films and television shows over the years. He directed and co-wrote the mockumentary comedy ‘Waiting for Guffman’ in 1997. He also played one of the main characters. The movie was a commercial flop. His next notable work was the 2006 comedy film ‘For Your Consideration,’ in which he acted, directed, and wrote.
Christopher Guest Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of 60 million dollars.
Christopher Guest Movies
1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
2. The Princess Bride (1987)
3. A Few Good Men (1992)
4. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
5. Best in Show (2000)
6. The Hospital (1971)
7. The Long Riders (1980)
8. Death Wish (1974)
9. Girlfriends (1978)
10. A Mighty Wind (2003)