Darren Aronofsky BiographyDarren Aronofsky is a talented American director and screenwriter. His works are considered to be incredibly unique and unorthodox and universally regarded as true masterpieces of the world movie industry.
Early life and childhoodDarren was born in Manhattan Beach – a prestigious and pictorial art of Brooklyn, New York City, traditionally inhabited by Jewish and Italian diasporas. His paternal ancestors lived in Ukraine; his grandfather was a jew born in Odesa and his Darren’s father Abraham grew up in Kyiv. He immigrated to the USA in his middle age and pursued a chemistry teacher’s career in school, where he met his future wife Charlotte, also of Jewish origin. Charlotte gave birth to their first child, Darren, in 1969 and daughter Patty just a few years later.
First steps in moviemakingYoung Darren struggled to find his way after graduation from school and decided to travel to see the world. Parents wisely paid for his adventurous endeavor, thinking that it will help their son to find his destiny. Having returned from his journey he started to prepare to join Harvard University and became a student of its social anthropology department in 1987.
Road to fameUpon his return to New York City, Aronofsky decided that it’s time to create his first feature film. Looking for necessary funds he had to ask his friends and relatives for money; in order to cut corners, he had to cast amateur actors and use black and white film. Two years after he had presented a psychological thriller movie called Pi to critics and the general public. The film told the story of a mathematician and his obsession with number theory. The movie earned Aronofsky two prestigious awards at the annual Sundance Film Festival and allowed him to pay all his debts and begin his preparation for another work.
In 2018 Darren took part in Telling Stories Fest where he spoke about his new project One Strange Rock, produced with the help of National Geographic. Aronofsky acted as a producer of a 10 episode series, with their goal being to bring attention to carefree, ignorant, and harmful consequences of human activities, which can be an undoing of our civilization. Creators of the series have brought American astronauts for the filming and Will Smith as a show’s host.
Personal lifeRachel Weisz was the first and only wife of Darren Aronofsky. They met each other in 2001 and married around 2004 with their child Henry being born on the last day of 2006 spring.
In 2018, it became known that Darren Aronofsky began a relationship with a Russian actress, Aglaya Tarasova. Despite the age difference of 25 years, the actress and director look quite happy, appearing together at social events.