Joe Swanberg Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Films & Net Worth

Joe Swanberg Biography

Joe Swanberg is an American independent writer, producer, actor and film director. Swanberg was born on August 31, 1981, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He is recognized for small scale spending films which utilize ad lib, Swanberg is viewed as a noteworthy figure in the Mumblecore film development. His movies frequently center around connections, sex, innovation, and the filmmaking procedure, and he is credited with propelling the professions of Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig, and The Duplass Brothers.

Joe Swanberg Age

Swanberg was born on August 31, 1981, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He is 37 years old as of 2018.

Joe Swanberg Education

Swanberg attended and graduated from Naperville Central High School in rural Chicago and went to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a film major, acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in 2003.

Joe Swanberg Wife

Swanberg married an American businesswoman, filmmaker, actress and former high school teacher, Kris Williams.

Joe Swanberg Children

Swanberg and Kris have two children.

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Joe Swanberg Career

In 2005, Swanberg coordinated his first element film, Kissing on the Mouth, for an unobtrusive spending plan. He tailed it with LOL (2006), which denoted Swanberg’s first time working with entertainer Greta Gerwig. Gerwig and Swanberg worked together on the chief’s next two highlights: Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), which likewise featured producers Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young, and Mark Duplass and denoted Swanberg’s first joint effort with illustrator and on-screen character Kent Osborne; and Nights and Weekends (2008), on which Gerwig shared a coordinating credit. Swanberg’s next component, Alexander the Last, was delivered by Noah Baumbach, who might later cast Gerwig inverse Ben Stiller in his 2010 film Greenberg.

In the wake of burning through all of 2009 taking a shot at Silver Bullets, Swanberg completed seven highlights in 2010: Uncle Kent, Caitlin Plays Herself, The Zone, Art History, Silver Bullets, Privacy Setting and Autoerotic (co-coordinated with ghastliness movie producer Adam Wingard). Uncle Kent debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and Silver Bullets and Art History debuted at the Berlinale in February. The remainder of the 2010 movies debuted dramatically in 2011 after screenings at film celebrations. Four of these were later incorporated into Joe Swanberg: Collected Films 2011, a DVD boxed set from the music and video mark Factory 25.

In 2012 Swanberg composed and coordinated the film Drinking Buddies, featuring Olivia Wilde, Jake M. Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. The film was created by Alicia Van Couvering and Andrea Roa and shot by Beasts of the Southern Wild cinematographer Ben Richardson. The film was procured by Magnolia Pictures not long after its SXSW Premiere.

The next year Swanberg shot Happy Christmas, featuring himself, Melanie Lynskey, Lena Dunham, and Anna Kendrick from Drinking Buddies. This was the first of his movies to be shot on 16mm film, as opposed to advanced. The film debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His next movie as the executive is Digging for Fire, which debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and stars Jake Johnson. The film was discharged on August 21, 2015, by The Orchard. Swanberg is a prominent advocate of Internet-based dispersion for autonomous movies and has made his 2011 component, Marriage Material, accessible for nothing on his Vimeo page.

Joe Swanberg Filmography


  • 2020 The Rental
  • 2017 Win It All
  • 2016–present Easy
  • 2016 Love (Episode: “Andy”)
  • 2015 Digging for Fire
  • Queen of Earth
  • 2014 Happy Christmas
  • 2013 24 Exposures
  • Drinking Buddies
  • All the Light in the Sky
  • 2012 Marriage Material
  • V/H/S (Segment: “The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When
  • She Was Younger”)
  • 2011 Caitlin Plays Herself
  • Autoerotic
  • The Zone
  • Art History
  • Silver Bullets
  • Uncle Kent
  • 2009 Alexander the Last
  • 2008 Nights and Weekends
  • Swedish Blueballs
  • 2007 Hannah Takes the Stairs
  • 2006 LOL
  • 2005 Kissing on the Mouth

As actor

  • 2018 Nobody Likes You as Much as I Do (short)
  • 2017 XX (segment “The Birthday Party”)
  • 2016 Joshy
  • 2015 Lace Crater
  • Bloomin Mud Shuffle
  • Uncle Kent 2
  • There
  • 2014 Journeyman (short)
  • Empire Builder
  • Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
  • Happy Christmas
  • 2013 Proxy
  • The Sacrament
  • White Reindeer
  • You’re Next
  • Drinking Buddies
  • Detonator
  • 2012 Marriage Material
  • V/H/S (Segment: “Second Honeymoon”)
  • The Kings of Yorktown
  • 2011 Caitlin Plays Herself
  • Autoerotic
  • The Zone
  • Art History
  • Silver Bullets
  • Uncle Kent
  • 2010 Audrey the Trainwreck
  • Blackmail Boys
  • A Horrible Way to Die
  • Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her
  • 2009 The Mountain, the River, and the Road
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • You Won’t Miss Me
  • 2008 Paintbrush (short)
  • Nights and Weekends
  • Present Company
  • Untied Strangers (short)
  • 2007 The Timebox Twins (short)
  • Grammy’s (short)
  • Quiet City
  • Hohokam
  • 2006 Young American Bodies (TV series)
  • LOL
  • 2005 Hissy Fits (short)
  • Kissing on the Mouth

Joe Swanberg Net Worth

Swanberg as an American film director, producer, writer, and actor has an estimated net worth of $250 thousand.

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