Zal Batmanglij - Updated Apr 2024

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Vence, France
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Vence, France

Zal Batmanglij


Zal Batmanglij is famous as an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Zal Batmanglij has written dramas like The East, The OA, Retreat, and more.

Early Life

On April 28, 1981, Zal Batmanglij was born in Vence, France. As of now, he is just 42 years old and has Taurus as his zodiac sign. He was born to his father Mohammad Batmanglij and his mother Najmieh Batmanglij. In addition, his father is an Iranian-American book publisher.

And, Zal’s mother is an Iranian-American Chef and cookbook author. Apart from that, he has a brother named Rostam Batmanglij. Regarding his educational background, he enrolled his name at Georgetown University. Likewise, he went to AFI Conservatory Film School.

Net Worth 2024

Zal Batmanglij has been part of several dramas and TV series. He has not provided any details regarding his salary, annual income, and assets yet.

But, he has an estimated net worth of $ 4 million, as of 2024. Furthermore, he has been experiencing a lavish lifestyle.

Personal Life

Zal Batmanglij has been a very private person and has not revealed any single detail related to his personal life. There are no any related to his past and present relationships.

As per the sources, Zal is possibly single and not dating anyone. Similarly, he may seem to wait for his love of life. It also seems like Zal is currently focusing on his career rather than being in a relationship.

Professional Life

In the year 2007,  Zal was both director and writer of a short film titled The Recordist. Zal Batmanglij made his debut feature film, Sound of My Voice, in the year 2001. Therefore, it was co-written with Marling and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Zal Batmanglij

Caption: Zal Batmangli’s photo captured during an event. Source: Getty Image

Thereafter, Fox Searchlight Pictures purchased Sound of My Voice. It also purchased Batmanglij and Marling’s next feature script, The East. In addition, he also directed The East, starring Marling, Elliot Page, and Alexander Skarsgård.

In the year 2013, the film premiered at Sundance. He was the director of the TV series title Wayward Pines. The episodes like Our Town, Our Law, and One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire. Later on, he and Marling collaborated to create the drama series The OA, which debuted in 2016 on Netflix.

He and Marling were the writers of it. Likewise, it produced the series along with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content. Later on, he was a writer, director, producer, and creator of the TV series titled A Murder at the End of the World. Therefore, he directed 4 episodes and wrote 6 episodes.

Awards and Nominations

In the year 2012, Zal Batmanglij was nominated under the category Breakthrough Director, for Sound of My Voice. Later on, for the same work he was nominated under the category Best First Feature by Independent Spirit, in 2013.

The same year, the Traverse City Film Festival nominated him for the Founder Prize for Best Drama for The East. Successful, he won the award under the category. In 2018, the Writers Guild of American Awards nominated him for The OA under the Episodic Drama category.

Social Media

Zal Batmanglij does not seem to be active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, he has preferred to keep his and his life out of the social media platform.

Zal Batmanglij – Body Measurements

Zal Batmanglij is good-looking and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and his weight is about 57 kg. Concerning his physical looks, he has a dark brown pair of eyes and black hair colour. Beyond that, there are no details about his body measurement, shoe size, dress size, and more.