|Michael Polish Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 30, 1970|
Michael Polish is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor who has established himself as a veritable indie filmmaker with films like Twin Falls Idaho (1999), Jackpot (2001), Northfork (2003), The Astronaut Farmer (2006), Big Sur (2013), etc.
Michael J. Polish
Mike, Polish Brothers (with Mark Polish)
El Centro, California, United States
Michael completed his primary education from Rocklin Elementary School and Roseville High School.
He studied at the California Institute of the Arts and earned his degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992.
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
- Siblings – Mark Polish (Older Twin Brother) (Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor)
- Others – Logan Polish (Niece) (Actress)
Michael has been represented by –
- Creative Artists Agency
- Lee Stobby Entertainment
- ICM Partners
6 ft or 183 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Michael has dated –
- Jo Strettell (1998-2004) – The For Lovers Only (2011) director was previously married to makeup artist Jo Strettell. They welcomed a daughter named Jasper Polish (b. December 14, 1997). However, they decided to part ways in 2004.
- Kate Bosworth (2011-2021) – Michael fell in love with actress Kate Bosworth while directing her in the film, Big Sur in 2011. They officially became husband and wife on August 31, 2013. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Hispanic)
He has Mexican ancestry on his mother’s side and is of English, Croatian, German, Austrian, and Czech descent on his father’s side.
Michael Polish Facts
- His alma mater Roseville High School was also attended by the New England Patriots player Tedy Bruschi, Sixteen Candles (1984) actress Molly Ringwald, NASCAR driver Scott Pruett, and the Olympic award-winning sprinter Evelyn Ashford.
- Michael and his brother Mark had mortgaged their house to personally finance their dream project, Northfork (2013). Upon release, the film won critical acclaim, but failed to connect with audiences.
- His daughter Jasper Polish made an appearance in his 2006 sci-fi movie, The Astronaut Farmer as Stanley Farmer.
Featured Image by Michael Polish / Instagram