Galt Niederhoffer

Novelist, Film director

1975 –

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Who is Galt Niederhoffer?

Galt Niederhoffer is an American producer, director and novelist. She has produced over thirty feature films, eleven of them Sundance Film Festival selections or award winners.

Her movie credits as a producer include: Infinitely Polar Bear, Robot & Frank, winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance; The Kids Are All Right, nominated for four Oscar awards and winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical; Grace Is Gone, winner of the Audience Award and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance; Lonesome Jim, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance; Prozac Nation, an adaptation of the best-selling novel; and Hurricane Streets, winner of the awards for Audience, Best Director and Best Cinematography at Sundance.

She has written three published novels. Her first novel, A Taxonomy of Barnacles, about the love and rivalry of six sisters, was loosely based on her family, including her father, the idiosyncratic and highly acclaimed squash champion, economist and hedge fund manager Victor Niederhoffer, and her five sisters. The book's surprise ending was mirrored in real life when her father had a seventh child, a son, a year after the book came out. A movie adaptation of the novel starring Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin is rumored to be in production.

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Born
1975
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Caucasian race
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Milton Academy
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Plum Pictures
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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