Charlie Kaufman is an American screenwriter, producer, director, novelist, and lyricist who has vigorously worked in the entertainment field since 1983. He is considered to be one of the most popular screenwriters of his time. Interested in writing art from his childhood, he eventually followed it and enrolled himself in the New York University’s film program.

Likewise, he started his career by writing a comedic article. Charlie then began professionally in 1991 where he became a writer for the television series named ‘Get a Life.’ Moreover, he has also received various nominations and awards for his screenplays.

Quick Info
Full NameCharles Stuart Kaufman
ProfessionScreenwriter, producer, director, novelist, and lyricist
Birth Date19 November 1958
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, United States
Parents NameMyron Kaufman
Helen Kaufman
Siblings1 older sister
WifeDenise Kaufman
Children1 daughter
Net Worth 2021$10 million
Height5 feet and 4½ inches (164cm/1.64m)
Weight62 kg (136lbs)

Charlie Kaufman


Charles Stuart Kaufman was born on 19 November 1958 in New York City, New York, United States. He was the youngest child of his parents, Myron Kaufman, an engineer, and Helen Kaufman. Likewise, he grew alongside his older sister. Charlie is currently 62 years old with a Scorpio star sign.


Charlie Kaufman had an early interest in performing arts. He performed and created different stage plays, short films for his family. His family later moved to West Hartford, Connecticut. He completed his studies at one of the high schools in West Hartford.

Likewise, he then attended Boston University but later transferred to  New York University. He studied films at Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and later graduated in 1980, receiving a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree.


Charlie Kaufman holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is white. He follows Judaism as his religious views.

Physical Stats

Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 4½ inches (164cm/1.64m) and weighs around 62 kg (136lbs). He has an average body type with curly hair. Moreover, he has a pair of hazel-colored eyes and dark brown hair color.

Social Media

Charlie Kaufman is not active on social media. But there is one of his websites ( that posts about his various ongoing works.

Personal Life 

Charlie Kaufman is married to Denise Kaufman for a long time. They parent a daughter together. This family currently resides in Manhattan, New York.

Charlie Kaufman


Charlie Kaufman landed his debut writing in 2 episodes of ‘Get a Life’ in 1991. He then again became a writer for ‘The Edge’ in 1992 and ‘The Trouble with Larry’ in 1993, in which he was also a story editor. Likewise, he then ventured as a producer in ‘Misery Loves Company’ in 1995. The next year, he wrote the script for the sketch comedy TV show ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ for eight episodes. It mostly starred the show’s alumni named Saturday Night Live named Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Bill Chott, Elon Gold, Chris McKinney, Heather Morgan, Peggy Shay, and Robert Smigel. Similarly, from 1996 to 1997, he served as a writer and producer of ‘Ned and Stacey’ for 22 episodes. Charlie also became a director, producer, and writer for the 2014 series named ‘How and Why.’ This is his last involvement in television to date.

Movies of Charlie Kaufman

Charlie Kaufman has served as writer, producer, and director for various movies. He wrote and produced ‘Being John Malkovich’ in 1999, ‘Human Nature’ in 2001, and ‘Adaptation’ in 2002. He also wrote a biographical spy film ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ in 2002. Likewise, in 2004 he served as an executive producer and writer for the comedy-drama film ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ which starred Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, and Elijah Wood. After this, he directed, wrote, and produced three movies named ‘Synecdoche, New York’ in 2008, ‘Anomalisa’ in 2015, and ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ in 2020.


Apart from movies and series, he has also written scripts for plays like ‘Hope Leaves the Theater’ and ‘Anomalisa’ in 2005. Likewise, he wrote the lyrics for soundtracks like ‘Human Nature’ in 2001, ‘Synecdoche, New York’ in 2008, and ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ in 2020.

Charlie Kaufman


Charlie Kaufman has won the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ in 2005. He is also the recipient of the BAFTA Awards in 1999, 2002, and 2004. Likewise, he has also won the different film critics association award for his screenplay. Moreover, Charlie also won four National Board of Review Awards, one Saturn Award, and two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Net Worth of Charlie Kaufman

Charlie Kaufman earns a massive amount of money from his acting career. He has also earned good popularity. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021.