Max Minghella is a British film star and screenwriter who made his first big screen appearance in the 2005 American drama film adaptation of Myla Goldberg’s novel Bee Season before starring in other movies like Art School Confidential, The Social Network and Internship. He is presently making a lead appearance in American TV drama series The Handmaid’s Tale for which he won the Golden Derby TV Award in 2018.
The actor has won and has been nominated for various awards for his outstanding performance in the course of his acting career. Here, you will find out more about his background, career and all there is to know about his relationship life.
Max Minghella Bio and Ethnicity
Max Giorgio Choa Minghella was born in Hampstead, London on September 16, 1985, to his multi-ethnic parents. He had his early education at St. Anthony Preparatory school while for college, he went to the University College School in Hampstead. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in History from the private ivy league university, the University of Columbia in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
Prior to His father’s death in 2008, Max Minghella spent time on his father’s film sets, so the acting business was in no way alien to him. He made an uncredited appearance in one of his father’s films The Cold Mountain.
His desire to become an actor came in his late teens after he saw a play This is Our Youth in London. Minghella decided to pursue a career in acting and for this, he enrolled in the Nation Youth Theatre Great Britain before going to university.
Max kept to himself most to the time in his university days, his English conservative upbringing made it difficult to blend into the American society. Hence though he worked on films during summer breaks, no one knew he was an actor.
His debut appearance as a professional actor was in November 2005 in the American drama film Bee Season for which he received critical acclaim as a young and up-coming actor. The same year, he played a role in American geopolitical thriller Syriana as the son of the George Clooney‘s Character.
He starred in 2006 comedy drama Art School Confidential as well as the 2007 American romantic film Elvis and Annabelle in that movie; he played the undertaker’s son. His university schedule prevented him from appearing in the movie version of Michael Chabon’s novel Mysteries of Pittsburgh that same year. Minghella returned in 2008 to play the role of pompous producer Vincent Lepak in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, in 2009 he was the 28th subject, Kevin in comedy film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The same year, Max played Davus in the English speaking Spanish history film Agora. He came into the spotlight with his portrayal of Punjabi – American businessman Divya Narendra in the 2010 American biographical drama The Social Network.
His performance in the film earned him Ensemble of the Year, Hollywood Film Award as well as Ensemble Cast Palm Springs International Film Festival award and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award in 2010 and 2011. He also got nominated for several other awards such as The Screen Actor’s Guild (2018, 2019) and Golden Derby (2018) Awards for Outstanding Performance in The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Hampstead native was cast in sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour in 2011 and in 2012, he played a supporting role as Graham Hawtrey in 2013 American comedy The Internship. He was Richie Castellano in romantic comedy series, The Mindy Project in November 2013.
Max Minghella made his directional debut in January 2017 when he directed American-British musical drama Teen Spirits. He is the lead character NickBlainein in the American drama web series The Handmaid’s Tale.
The actor started his acting career quite early in life and has appeared in several films and TV series, he has won multiple awards and has also seen various nominations. His estimated net worth is estimated to be about $3 million or more.
Max Minghella family has an Italian, Chinese-Jewish, Chinese-English and Irish-Scandinavian heritage and bloodline. His British father Antony Minghella was an Academy/Oscar Awards Winner and movie director renown for his work in The English Patient (1996), while his Hong Kong-born mother Carolyn Jan Choa was a dancer, choreographer, actress and film producer.
Carolyn worked closely with her late husband in the production of some of his films, a few of her features are Inspector Morse (1987), and The English Patient (1996). Sadly, the iconic film screenplay writer, director, and producer, died of a hemorrhage after he underwent surgery for a procedure in England in March 2008.
He was not born alone as he has a sister who is named Hannah Minghella. She is a producer and a one-time president of the Sony Pictures Production outfit.
Girlfriend – Who Is He Dating? Wife
The British-born actor is single though he has been linked in the past with a number of women including Irish actress Eve Hewson in 2015, House of Cards TV actress Kate Mara whom he dated from 2010 to 2014 as well as American DJ and Model, Leigh Lezark (2008-2009).
Max Minghella’s present girlfriend is his fellow The Handmaid’s Tale cast member, Elle Fanning. The American Actress and singer was born on April 9, 1998, in Conyers, the USA. Several pictures of Minghella and Fanning can be seen all over blogs and social media. The two seem quite happily in love with each other. However, the award-winning actor is yet to confirm his status with his presumed new girlfriend.
What is His Height?
The Asian looking (due to his ancestral ties to the Orients) Minghella is 5 feet 9 inches tall or 1.75m, at this height, he weighs 78 kgs (172 lbs)