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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Roth was born on March 22, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Forrest Gump (1994), The Insider (1999) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). He has been married to Debra Greenfield since 1987. They have five children.

Spouse (1)

Debra Greenfield (1987 - present) ( filed for divorce) ( 5 children)

Trivia (7)

Attended UCSB and Columbia as an undergraduate, and UCLA as a graduate student.
Father of Vanessa Roth.
Attended UCLA film school with singer Jim Morrison (The Doors), who became a good friend.
Was awarded the Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Screenwriters Showcase on June 9, 2008.
Wife Debra is a lawyer and bioethicist and Associate Professor at the UCLA Institute for Society & Genetics.
Roth was one of several victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme after having his entire retirement fund wiped out.
As of 2019, Eric Roth has written six films that were nominated for the 'Best Picture' Academy Award: Forrest Gump (1994), The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) and A Star Is Born (2018). "Forrest Gump" won 'Best Picture' and earned him the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' Academy Award.

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