James l Brooks Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

James l Brooks

James L. Brooks, full name James Lawrence Brooks, is an American screenwriter, director and producer who is active in both television and film. He is best known for his character-driven ensemble work, which combines warm humour with sincere dramatic sentiment.

James l Brooks Biography and Net Worth

Net Worth550 Million $
NameJames Lawrence Brooks
Date of Birth9 May,1940
Age82 years
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
Zodiac SignTaurus
SpouseHolly Holmberg Brooks (m. 1978–1999), Marianne Catherine Morrissey (m. 1964–1972)
EducationWeehawken High School, New York University
ProfessionAmerican director, Screenwriter, Producer, Co-founder of Gracie Films
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James L Brooks Early Life

He was born in Brooklyn on May 9, 1940. His father abandoned them when his mother, Dorothy, was pregnant with James. Edward and James lost touch when Brooks was 12 years old. Dorothy passed away 10 years later. James read and wrote to cope with his rough childhood. He used to send short stories to publishers who responded favourably. He attended Weehawken High School where he joined the newspaper staff and conducted interviews with famous people like Louis Armstrong.

James L Brooks Career

 James started working on television in 1964 after dropping out of New York University. He started off as a writer for CBS News and then for sitcoms and documentaries. He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to write for documentaries made by David L. Wolper. James later worked as an assistant producer and co-writer on the 1965 television program,”Men in Crisis.” Following a chance encounter with producer Allan Burns at a party, Brooks was hired to pen the script for “My Mother the Car” in 1966.

He later contributed to “That Girl” (1966–1967), “The Andy Griffith Show” (1968), My Three Sons” (1968) and “The Doris Day Show” (1968). His first breakthrough came with the TV comedy “Room 222” (1969–1974). The sitcom Taxi (1978–1983) was Brooks’s next achievement as a writer and producer. It upheld the narrative emphasis on interpersonal interactions between friends and coworkers that he had established on his earlier shows. His latter television producing credits include The Simpsons (1989- ) and The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990). In 1978, he established the John Charles Walters Firm, his own production company, along with Stan Daniels, David Davis and Ed Weinberger. James has been the recipient of many awards throughout his career. Some of them include:

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Career Achievement Awards in 2013 and 2015
  • Director of the Year in 1989
  • Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award in 2005
  • AFI Filmmaker Award in 1999

James L Brooks Wife(s):

On July 7, 1964, James married Marianne Catherine Morrissey. Following their divorce in 1972, Brooks wed Holly Beth Holmberg on July 23, 1978. They got divorced in 1999.

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James L Brooks Net Worth

James has a net worth of 550 million $. His iconic television shows over the years are a reason for his fortune.

James L Brooks Body Features

Height6 feet
Weight75 kg
Skin ColorFair

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