- Made his stage debut at age 14 in an off-off-Broadway production of A Christmas Carol; made his film debut in the 1981 slasher flick The Burning.
- Succeeded Matthew Broderick on Broadway in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy in 1982.
- Cofounded New York's Naked Angels Theater Company in 1986.
- Is an advisory-board member of the Adrienne Shelley Foundation, which supports female filmmakers.
- Co-owner of the New York production company GreeneStreet Films.
- Cofounder of the documentary company Insurgent Media.
- Plays the harmonica.
- Enjoys scuba diving.
- 2010, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture: Winner
- 2016, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Nominee
- 2009, Oscar — Best Documentary (Feature): Winner
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Nominee
- Michelle Pfeiffer — Ex-significant Other
- Sally — Mother
- New York University, New York, NY
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- Birth Name: Stephen Fisher
- Birth Place: Chicago, IL
- Birthday: November 27, 1963, Sagittarius
- Profession: Actor, Director, Producer