Max Minghella is a well-known actor, producer, and director who has worked on projects such as The Social Network, Art School, The Internship, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Confidential to name a few. He comes from a family involved in the artistic world and has now made a name for himself in the entertainment business. Max has not only starred in movies and television series, but he has also found success from his directing, writing, and producing projects.
Thanks to his immense success, people are even more interested in knowing about the multi-talented star. So, in today’s biography, we will take a look at Minghella’s childhood, family life, net worth, relationships, and many more.
Where Did Max Minghella Grow Up?
The Art School star was born Max Giorgio Choa Minghella, in Hampstead, London on September 16, 1985. He is the only child of Anthony Minghella and Carolyn Jane Choa, but the actor also has an older half-sister, Hannah Minghella, from his father’s previous marriage. Minghella grew up in a loving household and was immersed in the world of art from an early age. Sadly, he lost his dad in 2008.
Max Minghella’s father, Anthony was a film director, screenwriter, and playwright. As a result, growing up he spent much time with his dad on film sets. But despite having a famous father, Max did not have any pressure to succeed in the film industry. Moreover, the talented actor was more influenced by his mother, Carolyn, a dancer, and choreographer.
As for his education, Minghella was enrolled in and completed his studies at St. Anthony’s Preparatory School and University College School in his hometown. Then, he attended Columbia studying history and graduated in 2009. While at Columbia, Max resided at the John Jay Hall campus. Moreover, he kept to himself at the college and many did not know about his acting career there.
When Did Max Minghella Find Interest In Acting?
As aforementioned, the Hampstead-born star grew up visiting his father’s set. However, Max’s love for acting did not start there; rather, he was inspired after seeing a production of This Is Our Youth when he was in his late teenage years. Minghella then dropped out of University College School and joined the National Youth Theatre. Following this, Max booked roles in a few movies but his works in The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain, which his father directed, were uncredited.
Max Minghella’s first credited role was in the 2005 movie Bee Season where he played Aaron. While the movie did not do well, critics praised the young actor’s performance. The same year, Max starred as Robby Barnes in the political thriller, Syriana. Then in 2006, he came into prominence for appearing in the comedy film Art School Confidential. Following this, Max appeared in many movies between 2007 and 2013, some of which are listed below:
- Elvis and Anabelle
- How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
- The Social Network
- The Ides of March
- 10 Years
- The Darkest Hour
- The Internship
In 2013, Minghella also made his television debut playing Richie Castellano in the second season of the sitcom The Mindy Project. He reprised this role till 2017 and in between appeared in projects such as Not Safe for Work, About Alex, Into the Forest, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, and Spiral.
Furthermore, in 2017, Max booked the part of Nick Blaine in the popular dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale. Since then he has appeared in over 30 episodes playing the main character, June’s romantic interest. For his performance as Nick, Minghella was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award.
Besides acting, Max Minghella also wrote, directed, and produced the 2018 film Teen Spirit. He also wrote the screenplay for The 9th Life of Louis Drax and has served as executive producer for a few other movies. On the acting front, the English star is set to star in the period comedy-drama, Babylon.
Looking at all of the movies and television shows he has worked on since his debut in the late 1990s, Max Minghella’s net worth standing up at $3 million seems plausible. And with his continued success, there is no doubt that the multi-talented star’s fortune will also see massive growth in the coming days.
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Who Is Max Minghella Dating Now?
While The Handmaid’s Tale star’s career trajectory has been an open book for a long time now, the same cannot be said about his love life. Max Minghella has kept much of his personal life away from the media, so much so that many are not aware of his relationship with a famous actress.
Well, Max Minghella’s girlfriend is none other than Hollywood star Elle Fanning. The pair first met while filming Teen Spirit and have been linked since July 2018. However, seeing as both of them enjoy privacy, not much has been revealed about the couple.
Max and Elle only made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala 2019 but have since kept their relationship away from the spotlight. While the duo has talked about each other on a few occasions, neither Minghella nor Fanning has shared details about their love life.
Well, we hope that in the coming days, Max Minghella and his girlfriend Elle Fanning share more about their lives together.