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Harvey Weinstein Biography

Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Producer, actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Started a concert-promotion company, Harvey & Corky Productions, with his friend Corky Burger in the 1960s
  • Started Miramax with his younger brother in 1979 with money they made from a film they acquired at the Cannes Film Festival
  • The company was named for their parents, Miriam and Max
  • Made his acting debut in 1997's An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
  • Was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2000 from University at Buffalo
  • Was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute
  • Founded the Weinstein Company with brother Bob in 2005 after Disney bought out the brothers and retained the Miramax name


  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Outstanding British Film: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Reality Program: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Reality Program: nominated
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality): nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: nominated
  • 1999BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: winner
  • 1998Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: winner


  • Emma Weinstein -- Daughter
  • India Pearl Weinstein -- Daughter
  • Lily Weinstein -- Daughter
  • Ruthie Weinstein -- Daughter
  • Eve Chilton -- Ex-wife
  • Max Weinstein -- Father
  • Miriam Weinstein -- Mother
  • Dashiell Weinstein -- Son