- Chloe Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker best known for her independent U.S. films Songs My Brother Taught Me, The Rider, and Nomadland. The latter earned her several awards, including the Golden Globe for best director. She is the first Asian woman of color to win the Top DGA Award.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Boyfriend, and Marriage
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Chloe Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker best known for her independent U.S. films Songs My Brother Taught Me, The Rider, and Nomadland. The latter earned her several awards, including the Golden Globe for best director. She is the first Asian woman of color to win the Top DGA Award.
Originally from Beijing, China, Chloe Zhao was born on 31 March 1982 under the star sign Aries. The 39-year-old filmmaker is Chinese by nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She then studied film production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Zhao made her feature-film debut in 2015 with Songs My Brother Taught Me that premiered at Sundance Film Festival. She then directed a contemporary western drama, The Rider, in 2017. The film earned her nominations for Best Director and Best Feature at the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards.
In 2018, Zhao directed her third feature film Nomadland that premiered at the Venice Film Festival. On February 19, 2021, Searchlight Pictures released the film, which earned her Golden Globe Award for Best Director. She is the first Asian woman to be honored with Golden Globe for directing.
Zhao has also directed the upcoming Marvel Studios film Eternals. She is also set to write the screenplay and direct the biopic film of Bass Reeves. Without a doubt, Zhao has a bright future in directing. She has even surpassed Alexander Payne as the most awarded person in a single awards season with 34 awards season trophies for directing, nine for editing, and 13 for the screenplay.
Zhao has racked up immense fame from the critically acclaimed film Nomadland. She has also earned an applaudable net worth from her film projects. As of December 2020, she has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Dating, Boyfriend, and Marriage
The 39-year-old filmmaker is still unmarried. However, she is in a longtime relationship with her partner Joshua James Richards. Her partner grew up in a small fishing town in Cornwall, England.
The couple lives together in the Topatopa Mountains in Ojai, outside of L.A. They have three chickens and two dogs, Taco and Rooster. They haven’t shared any plans on getting married.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
The Nomadland filmmaker was born to Chinese parents. Her father, Zhao Yuji, served as a top executive at Shougang Group and later worked in equity investment and real-estate development. Meanwhile, her mother, Huang Tao, was a hospital worker in a People’s Liberation Army performance group. Her parents divorced, and her father later remarried to comic actress Song Dandan.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Zhao has a decent height of 5 feet 3 inches. She has a slim, lightweight body that weighs around 49 kg. Her black hair and black eyes provide a perfect complement to her Asian look.