Fast Facts

  • Started his professional career working for the art department as a props assistant on films like Independence Day (1996) and Men in Black (1997).
  • Directed commercials for PlayStation.
  • Helmed music videos for Megadeth ("Crush Em") and En Vogue ("Riddle").
  • His first feature film, 2003's Underworld, grossed over $95 million worldwide; he returned to direct the first sequel, Underworld: Evolution, in 2006.
  • Met his wife, Kate Beckinsale, when he directed her in the 2003 movie Underworld; couple married in 2004.


  • Kate Beckinsale — Wife (separated)
  • Loren Wiseman — Father
  • Janice Wiseman — Mother
  • Dana — Ex-wife
  • Lily Mo Sheen — Stepdaughter


  • Attended De Anza College, Cupertino, California, United States