Michael Benjamin Bay born on February 17, 1965 is an American filmmaker who is known for directing and producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions. The Transformers film series (2007–present), have grossed over US$7.8 billion worldwide, making him one of the most commercially successful director in the history. While The Rock (1996) and Transformers (2007) received moderately positive reviews, his other films, including the four Transformers sequels, have been received negatively by critics.
Michael Bay Parents / Family
He was born in Los Angeles, California. He was adopted by his parents Harriet, a book store owner/ Child psychiatrist, and Jim Bay, a Certified Public Accountant. His grandfather was from Russia. He has a cousin Susan Bay and cousin in law Leonard Nimoy.
Michael Bay Affairs/ Girlfriends/ Wife/ Spouse
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) 12 July 2017
Profile/ Wiki/ Information
- Full Name: Michael Benjamin Bay
- Nicknames: Michael Bay
- Birthday: February 17, 1965
- Age: 52 years old
- Gender: Male
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Current Residence: Miami, Florida, Bel Air, California
- Education: Graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986/ Art Center college of Design.
- Profession: Film Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Actor.
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/ Race: White
- Religion: Jewish
- Girlfriend: Jaime Bergman (1999), Taylor Wayne, Houston, Rebecca Bardoux, Megan Fox.
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Golden Brown
- Zodiac: Aquarius
- Net Worth: 430 million USD (2017)
- Earnings: Not Available
- Height: 6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
- Weight: Not Available
1/ Giving a 100k back to the great People of Texas, where I filmed many years. It’s such a time of need for them right now. I’m going to… pic.twitter.com/pzUphA0Q6O
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) 2 September 2017
Trivia/ Facts that you may not know about Michael Bay
- He co-owns a production house Platinum Dunes.
- He donated his Bar Mitzvah money to an animal shelter and often includes his English mastiff dogs in his films.
- The film ‘Pearl Harbor’ earned his first and only Oscar till date had the ignominy of being nominated for six ‘Golden Raspberry Awards’.
- He started his career as a fifteen year old, working under George Lucas as intern.
- He is well known for his Coca- Cola, Got Milk and commercial for the Red Cross.
- In 1992 he won a ‘Clio Award’ for his innovation and creative excellence.
- Visit Bay’s Official site @ www.michaelbay.com