Charlie McDowell Bio, Age, Family, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Movies

Charlie McDowell Biography

Charlie McDowell is an American film director known for his work in The One I Love romantic thriller. He is also a screenwriter known for films such as On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Tales from the Loop, and Dear White People.

How old is Charlie McDowell? – Age

The Windfall director is 40 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 10, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, United States where he also grew up.

How tall is Charlie McDowell? – Height

Charlie is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

Charlie McDowell Mother, Father – Family

McDowell was born to Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen in Los Angeles, California, United States. She was brought up along with his three siblings; Lilly McDowell, Beckett McDowell, and Finnian Anderson McDowell.

Charlie McDowell Education

Charlie enrolled at AFI Conservatory – American Film Institute where he studied and graduated in 1984. Further details will be updated soon.

Is Charlie McDowell Married? – Wife

McDowell has been married to his lovely wife, Lily Collins, since 2021. She is an actress known for her portrayals in films such as Mirror Mirror, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, To the Bone, The Blind Side, and Abduction.

Film Director Charlie McDowell and His Wife Lily Collins Photo
Film Director Charlie McDowell and His Wife Lily Collins Photo

Charlie McDowell Children

The Bye Bye Benjamin screenwriter and his wife Lily have not disclosed whether they have any children to the public yet.

Acting Career

McDowell is a vastly recognized film director and screenwriter known for his work in the Untitled Sarah Silverman Project. Likewise, he served as the executive director of the episode titled The Boy in Dispatches from Elsewhere.

It is known that he premiered his debut film, The One I Love, at Sundance in 2014. Most noteworthy, he directed Sarah Silverman’s HBO pilot in 2015 and later helmed The Discovery, released on Netflix in 2017. He also wrote and directed the Windfall Netflix drama film in 2022.

Furthermore, he directed the Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida in 2019. During this time, he also directed the episodes for Dear White People, Silicon Valley, and Tales from the Loop. In addition, he is the director of the Dispatches from Elsewhere.

McDowell is set to direct Gilded Rage, a film based on the Thomas Gilbert Sr. murder, featuring Bill Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, and Lily Collins.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Windfall
  • The One I Love
  • The Discovery
  • Gilded Rage
  • The Summer Book
  • Bye Bye Benjamin
  • On The Line: The Richard Williams Story
  • 2103: The Deadly Wake
  • Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Fighting Jacob


  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award

Charlie McDowell’s Net Worth

Citing his career in production, Charlie sits at an estimated net worth of $90 Million.

Charlie McDowell Instagram

You can find and follow McDowell on Instagram using the account @charliemcdowell

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