In this article, we are going to discuss some fascinating information about the life of famous film director Ryan Coogler, including his early life, career, relationship status, family, and net worth. So, read on till the conclusion for more information.
Who Is Ryan Coogler?
Ryan Kyle Coogler is an American director. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. dramatic competition’s top audience and grand jury honours went to Fruitvale Station, his directorial debut.
Creed, the seventh instalment in the Rocky film series, was his directorial debut in 2015. Since then, he’s co-written and directed Black Panther (2018), the highest-grossing film ever made by an African-American director.
|Name||Ryan Kyle Coogler|
|Birth||May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California|
|Profession||Film Director, Screenwriter|
|Relationship with||Zinzi Evans|
|Age||36 years old|
Early Life of Ryan Coogler
Ryan Kyle Coogler was born on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California, and is an American actor and director. His mother is Joselyn (who worked as a community organizer) his father is Ira (who worked as a juvenile hall probation counsellor). He has two brothers, Keenan and Noah, who also played football.
Ryan enjoyed athletics as a child, particularly football and track, and he went on to attend Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, where he excelled in both disciplines.
After the school’s football program was terminated in early 2004, Ryan transferred to Sacramento State (also on a scholarship), where he played football for four years and obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance while simultaneously enrolling in many film courses.
Later, after being accepted into the three-year master’s program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he went on to direct four short films, including “Locks,” which was nominated for the Dana and Albert Broccoli Award for Filmmaking Excellence at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Ryan Coogler’s Career
“Fruitvale Station” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013, and The Weinstein Company acquired the distribution rights for a reported $2 million.
The picture, which starred Michael B. Jordan, who would go on to work with Coogler on a number of projects, went on to gross $17.4 million worldwide against a $900,000 budget.
For the 2015 picture “Creed,” which was a spin-off/sequel to the “Rocky” franchise and grossed $173.6 million at the box office, Ryan reunited with the film’s star for the second time.
Afterwards, he worked as an executive producer on the sequel to “Creed,” albeit he did not direct the movie. His next project was the mega-hit “Black Panther,” which starred Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danie Gurira, and Daniel Kaluuya among other notable actors and actresses.
Ryan was the youngest person to ever direct a Marvel picture, and he will be directing “Black Panther II” in the near future.
After signing a five-year deal with Ryan’s production business, Proximity Media, it was revealed in February 2021 that Ryan would be developing a series set in the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda for the streaming service Disney+.
What is Ryan Coogler’s Net Worth?
According to celebritynetworth.com Ryan Coogler has an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2022.
The critically and commercially acclaimed Marvel film “Black Panther” raked in $700 million domestically and $1.4 billion internationally (including the U.S.). According to Box Office Mojo as of this writing, “Black Panther” has become the seventh most grossing film of all time.
At the age of 30, Ryan Coogler was named one of Time magazine’s “30 People Under 30 Changing the World.” In 2018, he came in second place for the “Time” Person of the Year award and was named one of the world’s most important people on the publication’s list.
Ryan Coogler‘s Personal Life
Ryan wed producer Zinzi Evans in 2016. Since the age of 21, Coogler has assisted young prisoners in San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall.
He was one of the founding members of Blackout For Human Rights, an organisation made up of “a network of concerned artists, activists, filmmakers, singers, and citizens who pledged their energy and resources to directly confront the shocking degree of human rights crimes against fellow Americans across the United States.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Ryan Coogler’s wife?
In 2016, Ryan tied the knot with producer Zinzi Evans. As of the age of 21, Coogler has been working as a counsellor at the San Francisco Juvenile Hall, where she interacts with jailed youngsters.
How rich is Ryan Coogler?
As of 2022, Ryan Coogler has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He is an American director and screenwriter.