Biography

Max Giorgio Choa Minghella is an English-born actor, screenplay writer and director. He was born in Hampstead, London, England, on September 16, 1985 the son of choreographer Carolyn Choa and the late Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella. He is the brother of Hannah Minghella, who has also worked in film. Minghella is a former member of the National Youth Theatre. He attended Columbia University (2005-2009).

In 2013, Minghella executive produced ‘The Two Faces of January’ for Working Title. In 2014, Minghella directed the music video for Christopher Owens’ ‘Nothing More Than Everything To Me’ Miramax’s upcoming ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ marks Minghella’s screen writing debut. Minghella dated actress Kate Mara from 2010-2014. His father was British (though of Italian descent) and his mother was born in Hong Kong (of over half Chinese, and smaller amounts of Indian Jewish, Parsi Indian, English, Irish, and Swedish, ancestry).

Max is an inspiring talent. He is set to debut his directional skills in the upcoming movie “Teen Spirit” with Elle Fanning in which she plays an aspiring pop star who enters a singing competition.

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