HomeStatisticsDirector/ProducerDestin Daniel Cretton Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Destin Daniel Cretton Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Destin Daniel Cretton Quick Info
Height 6 ft 0½ in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth November 23, 1978
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Destin Daniel Cretton is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor who has worked on a variety of projects which include the likes of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, I Am Not a Hipster, Short Term 12American Born Chinese By the Time the Sun Is Hot, Deacon’s Mondays, The Glass CastleJust MercyThe Shack, Snapped, Same OldDrakmar: A Vassal’s Journey, Tokyo ViceClosing DynastyLos, Longbranch: A Suburban Parable, Bartholomew’s Song, and Switchfoot: Close to Our Hearts, the Bro-Am Documentary.

Born Name

Destin Daniel Cretton

Nick Name

Destin

Destin Daniel Cretton as seen while speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California
Destin Daniel Cretton as seen while speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Haiku, Maui County, Hawaii, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Destin Daniel Cretton was homeschooled. Later on, he got enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) (a private Christian liberal arts college with its main campus located in San Diego, California). He majored in communications.

He later graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU), a public research university situated in San Diego, California.

Occupation

Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Editor

Family

  • Father – Daniel Cretton (Fireperson)
  • Mother – Janice Harue Cretton (Hairdresser)
  • Siblings – Joy (Sister) (A costume designer who has worked on many of Destin’s projects). Destin Daniel Cretton has 4 more siblings.
  • Others – Orville Joseph Cretton (Paternal Grandfather), Viola Lehocky (Paternal Grandmother), Richard Tatsuyuki Tajiri (Maternal Grandfather), Helen Hisako Nagamine (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Destin Daniel Cretton has been signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Destin Daniel Cretton as seen at the premiere of 'Just Mercy' at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival
Destin Daniel Cretton as seen at the premiere of ‘Just Mercy’ at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival (GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Height

6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Destin Daniel Cretton has dated –

  1. Nicola “Nikki” Chapman (2016-Present) – He tied the knot with fashion designer Nicola “Nikki” Chapman in the year 2016 and the couple has been blessed with 2 sons.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Asian)

Destin Daniel Cretton is of Irish and Slovak descent on his father’s side and has Japanese roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Has frequently worked with Brie Larson

Destin Daniel Cretton as seen at the Deauville American Film Festival in 2013
Destin Daniel Cretton as seen at the Deauville American Film Festival in 2013 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Destin Daniel Cretton Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Haiku, Hawaii on the island of Maui.
  2. Until he was 19 years old, he lived in Haiku in a two-bedroom house with his five siblings. Afterward, he shifted to San Diego, California.
  3. After he graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University, Destin Daniel Cretton worked as a staff person at a group home for at-risk teenagers for two years.
  4. He initially made short films as a hobby and that eventually developed into a vocational path.
  5. Destin Daniel Cretton wrote, directed, edited, and co-produced the independent drama film I Am Not a Hipster in 2012.
  6. He directed the 2017 biographical drama film The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, and Naomi Watts.
  7. In 2019, he directed the biographical legal drama film Just Mercy.
  8. Destin Daniel Cretton directed the superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in 2021. Based on Marvel Comics featuring the character Shang-Chi, the film is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung. It became the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2021.
  9. He has been one of the executive producers for the crime drama television series Tokyo Vice which premiered on HBO Max on April 7, 2022. It is based on the 2009 book of the same title by Jake Adelstein.
  10. Destin Daniel Cretton served as one of the executive producers for the fantasy action comedy television series American Born Chinese which premiered on Disney+ on May 24, 2023. The show’s lead cast consists of Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Ke Huy Quan, Jimmy Liu, and others.

Featured Image by Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED

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