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M. Night Shyamalan


Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist, and Nelliate C. Shyamalan, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
Signs Producer
(2002)
The Village Producer
(2004)
(1999)

Filmography

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  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2019 Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Glass (producer)
 2016/IX Split (producer - produced by)
 2015-2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Bedtime Story (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Walcott Prep (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pass Judgment (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Time Will Tell (2016) ... (executive producer)
- City Upon a Hill (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I The Visit (producer)
 2013 After Earth (producer)
 2010 Devil (producer)
 2010 The Last Airbender (producer)
 2008 The Happening (producer)
 2006 Lady in the Water (producer)
 2004 The Village (producer)
 2002 Signs (producer)
 2000 Unbreakable (producer)
 1992 Praying with Anger (producer)
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Other Works:

Music video for singer-songwriter Andra Day, Rise Up (Inspiration Version) - Director See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 19 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Except for Pixar, I have made the four most successful original movies in a row of all time. See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the opportunity to direct the Harry Potter franchise on three separate occasions. He was first offered Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) on a recommendation from friend Steven Spielberg (who had previously been considered to direct), but turned it down due to post-production commitments on his own film Unbreakable (2000). After the massive success of his own film, Signs (... See more »

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Frequently works with James Newton Howard for the musical score See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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