Mike Nichols

Film director

1931 –

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Who is Mike Nichols?

Mike Nichols is a German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian. He began his career in the 1950s with the improv troupe, the Compass Players, predecessor of the Second City in Chicago and as one half of the comedy duo Nichols and May, along with Elaine May. May was also in the Compass. In 1968 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film The Graduate. His other noteworthy films include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood, Working Girl, Closer and the TV mini-series Angels in America. He also staged the original theatrical productions of Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple and Spamalot.

Nichols is one of a small group of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. His other honors include the Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 1999, the National Medal of Arts in 2001, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2010.

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Born
Nov 6, 1931
Berlin
Also known as
  • Mikhail Igorevich Peschkowsky
  • Michael Igor Peschkowsky
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Siblings
Spouses
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Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Germans
  • Russian
Nationality
  • Germany
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
    ( - 1954)

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on July 23, 2013

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