David LaChapelle Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

David LaChapelle Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthMarch 11, 1963
Zodiac SignPisces
Eye ColorDark Brown

David LaChapelle is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, artist, as well as a film director who shot to fame for his photography that has frequently alluded art history and carried social messages. His talent has been compared to none other than that of one of the most influential and legendary filmmakers ever and he has been called the Fellini of photography. He has worked for international publications and his work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions all around the world.

Born Name

David LaChapelle

Nick Name


David LaChapelle on the red carpet in Vienna in Austria in May 2014
David LaChapelle on the red carpet in Vienna in Austria in May 2014 (Manfred Werner – Tsui / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Hartford, Connecticut, United States





David went to school in North Carolina and then moved to Fairfield in Connecticut attending public schools there. He went back to North Carolina and enrolled in the North Carolina School of Arts. He also went to the Arts Student League (NYC) and the School of Visual Arts (NYC).


Commercial photographer, Fine-art photographer, Music video director, Film director, Artist


  • Father – Philip LaChapelle
  • Mother – Helga LaChapelle
  • Siblings – Sonja (Sister), Philip (Brother)
David LaChapelle at the launching of his exhibition in Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague in December 2011
David LaChapelle at the launching of his exhibition in Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague in December 2011 (Gampe / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

1. In the mid-1980s, he lost his boyfriend at the time to AIDS.

2. While staying in London, he tied the knot with the female publicist of the UK pop-star Marilyn. The marriage lasted for 1 year.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of French and Canadian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • High cheekbones
  • Shapely lips
  • Sharp nose

Brand Endorsements

In 1995 he filmed the famous “kissing sailors” commercial for Diesel.

He shot the ”Mighty tasty!” campaign that began in May 1998 for the Camel┬áline of cigarettes.


Roman Catholicism

David LaChapelle Favorite Things

SourceVanity Fair

David LaChapelle as seen in June 2005
David LaChapelle as seen in June 2005 (Jorge Barrios / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

David LaChapelle Facts

  1. He has affirmed that he used to love going to the public schools in Connecticut and that he enjoyed their art program as a child and teenager. However, he faced bullying there. When he moved to North Carolina and started attending school, he used to be mocked there too for being gay.
  2. His first photograph was that of his mother when he was only 6 years of age. She used to set up scenes for family photographs and David has pointed out that things like that had a heavy influence on his art direction and so he is grateful to his mother.
  3. He has stated that his pictures are about getting as far removed from reality as possible. He has added that dreams should be indispensable in our everyday life and they should be given great importance.

Featured Image by Manfred Werner – Tsui / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

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