Tony Asimakopoulos

Tony Asimakopoulos



Tony Asimakopoulos is a Greek-American film director and producer. He was born in Athens, Greece in 1975 and grew up in the United States. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998 with a degree in film.

He began his career as a cinematographer, shooting music videos for a variety of artists. He soon transitioned to directing, and in 2003 he wrote and directed his first feature film, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. The movie was a surprise hit, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Since then, Tony has gone on to direct and produce several critically-acclaimed films, including “Maria Full of Grace”, “The Visitor”, “Garden State”, and “The Wrestler”. He has also directed television episodes for “The Office”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Lost”, and “Ugly Betty”.

Tony has also produced the films “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Way, Way Back”. He is currently in post-production on his latest film, “The Book of Henry”, which stars Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, and Sarah Silverman.

Tony is passionate about telling stories that explore themes of family and identity, and his work has been praised for its subtlety, depth, and sensitivity. He is also known for his collaborative spirit, and for creating an atmosphere on set that encourages creativity and collaboration.

As a director and producer, Tony has received numerous awards and honors, including the Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, a Peabody Award for “The Office”, and a Humanitas Prize for “Lost”. He has also been nominated for three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and two Independent Spirit Awards.

Tony continues to be one of the most acclaimed and respected filmmakers in the industry, and his work has been celebrated for its innovative storytelling and emotion. He is a true master of his craft, and a filmmaker whose influence will continue to be felt for years to come.

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