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Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is a talented documentary filmmaker, producer, and writer. She is renowned for her documentary films including Free Solo, Incorruptible, Meru, Touba, Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love, and A Normal Life. The documentary film Meru won the “U.S. Audience Documentary Award” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. She graduated from Princeton University in Comparative Literature.
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi was born in 1980/1979.
New York City, New York, United States
Chinese, American, Hungarian
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi studied at The Brearley School in New York City, New York. Later, she attended Princeton University and graduated with a B.A. degree in Comparative Literature.
Documentary Filmmaker, Producer, Writer
- Father – Miklos Vasarhelyi (College Professor)
- Mother – Marina Vasarhelyi (College Administrator)
5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi has dated –
- Jimmy Chin (2012-Present) – On June 1, 2013, Elizabeth married professional skier, climber, and National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin. They met at a conference in 2012. They are blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Marina Chin (b. September 25, 2013) and a son named James Chin (b. December 7, 2015).
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Latino, White, and Asian)
She has Hungarian, Chinese, and Brazilian ancestry.
- Long pointed chin
- Prominent nose
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi has endorsed brands like Irene Neuwirth Jewelry.
Best Known For
Her works as a director and producer in documentary films including Free Solo (2018), Incorruptible (2015), Meru (2015), Touba (2013), Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008), and A Normal Life (2003)
First TV Show
In 2015, she made her first TV show appearance as a guest on the talk show CBS This Morning.
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Favorite Things
- Concert – U2’s 1998 “PopMart” tour show at the Autodrome in Rio
- Drink – Cold Hefeweizen beer
- Vacation Destination – Diani Beach, Kenya; and Kathmandu, Nepal
- Restaurant – Great NY Noodletown
- Party Central – Rio de Janeiro
- Books – “Shadow of the Sun” by Ryszard Kapuscinski and “The Cradle” by Patrick Somerville
- Museum – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
- Artists – Painter Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Photographer Malick Sidibe
Source – NY Times
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Facts
- She was raised in New York City.
- Her retail standbys are her mother’s closet and Zac Posen’s studio.
- She likes listening to the music of Ghostface Killah, Fela Kuti, Grizzly Bear, M.I.A., The Clash, and Youssou N’Dour.
- Some of her cherished gifts include treasures from her overseas adventures, Clare Kane’s scarves from Dakar, Mauritanian Bou Bous (Sarong), Moroccan teacups, and Season 4 of “The Wire” on DVD.
- Her momentary style obsessions include the Brazilian designer Adriana Barra’s dresses and Farrah Delaunay’s African handbags.
- Some of her loved documentary films include Stop Making Sense (1984), La Joli Mai (1963), and In This World (2002).
- As a writer, she has contributed in the making of Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008) and A Normal Life (2003).
- She has a family dog named Mochi.
- She and her husband founded the Little Monster Films Production Company in New York City.
- Visit her official film website @ littlemonsterfilms.com.
- Follow her on Instagram.
Featured Image by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi / Instagram