Dana Adam Shapiro - Updated Apr 2024

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Dana Adam Shapiro


Dana Adam Shapiro is a renowned film director, journalist, and novelist from the United States. Dana Adam Shapiro is widely known for his directorial work on the 2006 Academy Award-nominated documentary “Murderball.”

Early Life

Dana Adam Shapiro was born in the United States of America and holds American nationality. Looking at his appearance, he seems to be in his 30s. However, Shapiro has not made public about his exact birth date, birthplace, age, ethnicity, and many others. Currently, he resides in Venice, California.

Meanwhile, he does not like to talk much about his personal and family life in the media or in public. Similarly, nothing is available regarding his parents, and siblings’ identities on the online websites.


Meanwhile, Shapiro was the 2007 Artist-in-Residence at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Professional Career

Dana Adam Shapiro is a journalist, novelist, and filmmaker. His debut film, “Murderball,” a feature documentary on the US Paralympic rugby team, earned him an Academy Award nomination in 2006.

It won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and the Gotham Independent Film Award for “Best Documentary,” making it the best-reviewed sports film of all time.

Caption: The poster of the 2006 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Murderball (Source: AlloCiné)

His most recent documentary, “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution,” received the Louis Black “Lone Star Award” at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and is presently being developed into a scripted series with Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Warner Bros.

His first narrative film, “Monogamy,” starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones, won the Special Jury Prize for “Best Narrative” at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, it got the nomination for a 2011 Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Screenplay,” and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Continued his successful career

He worked as a producer/writer on CBS’s “Strange Angel,” a fictional series about Jack Parsons, a Thelemic occultist who performed sex magick while inventing the rocket business during WWII.

“My Biodegradable Heart,” Shapiro’s animated short from 2007, was an official selection at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and many other film festivals worldwide.

He is a former senior editor of SPIN magazine, the founding editor and senior writer of Icon Magazine, and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, among other publications.

His debut novel,’ The Every Boy’ (published by Houghton Mifflin), was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a 2005 Book Sense Notable Book, which he converted into a Black List script.

His second book, ‘You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married): Looking for Love in the Age of Divorce,’ was published on September 4, 2012, and is nonfiction about divorce. It was featured on The Today Show and optioned by CBS.

Net Worth 2024

As a film director, journalist, and novelist, he has earned a decent sum of money. As of 2024, his net worth is at around $1.5 million. Meanwhile, his annual salary and income are under review.

Relationship Status

Dana Adam Shapiro has maintained a low profile and prefers to live a private life and out of the spotlight. In addition, he rarely discusses his private life in the media or public. Moreover, he likes that people focus on his career rather than his personal life. Meanwhile, the film director is single.

There are currently no rumours about his professional or personal life. He appears to be trying his best without causing harm to others.  And, he has always been a straight guy, which has not gotten him into any trouble.

Dana Adam Shapiro – Body Measurements

Caption: Dana Adam Shapiro posing for a photo (Source: Mobile – CineMagia.ro)

Looking at his appearance, he has a pair of brown eyes with dark brown hair colour. Meanwhile, his height weight, and other other body measurement are under review.

Social Media

The film director is not present on any kinds of social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.