Douglas Reed Ellin was born on the 6th April 1968, in Merrick, New York City USA, and is a screenwriter, director and producer, probably best known for creating the comedy drama television series “Entourage” (2004 – 2011) aired on HBO. It is worth mentioning the fact that he wrote, directed and produced the film under the same name in 2015. He is the winner of Producers Guild of America and BAFTA Awards. Doug Ellin has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1993.
How much is the net worth of Doug Ellin? It has been estimated that the overall size of his wealth is equal to $40 million, as of the data presented in mid-2016.
Doug Ellin Net Worth $40 Million
To begin with, Doug Ellin grew up in Merrick, and studied at Tulane University. In 1993, he debuted by writing and directing the short film “The Pitch”. The same year, he directed another film entitled “The Waiter” with stars David Schwimmer, Jon Cryer and Joe Alaskey. In 1996, he wrote and directed another comedy – “Phat Beach” – including stars Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins and Coolio. In 1998, he directed and co-wrote the film “A Bride for Two” again starring David Schwimmer; other stars Jason Lee, Mili Avital and Bonnie Hunt were also part of the main cast. All these efforts contributed to his growing net worth.
Doug Ellin was already a successful writer, director and producer but he was looking for more, so he left New York and moved to Los Angeles, and started a career as a stand up comedian in comedy clubs including The Improv and The Comedy Store. To be honest, he failed to be successful in this field. however, after some time he decided to get back into writing. In 2002, Ellin was part of the team of scriptwriters of the sitcom “Life with Bonnie”. In 2004, he created his own series, “Entourage”, broadcast on HBO; produced by Mark Wahlberg. the series tells the daily life of Vincent Chase, a young promising actor in Hollywood. The series is noted for its impressive array of guest stars and its filming, rarely done in the studio.
What a startling fact: Ellin failed in stand-up comedy, yet proved to be a master at creating comedy drama and sitcom series and films, and even made a fortune out of it. Recently he has written the script for the upcoming Christmas black comedy crime film “Bad Santa 2”, directed by Mark Waters, scheduled for release at the end of 2016. Undoubtedly, all the aforementioned works have significantly increased the total size of Doug Ellin net worth and popularity, and his success has been widely recognized. He has been nominated for four Writers Guild of America Awards, three PGA Awards and three Emmy Awards. As previously mentioned he won only the PGA and BAFTA.
Finally, in the personal life of the screenwriter, producer and director, he married Melissa Dana Hecht in 1996, and they have a child, but divorced in 2009. Currently, Ellin is in relationship with Maddie Diehl – the two became engaged in 2014.
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