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Ross at The 69th Annual Emmy Awards, 2017

Nathan Ross is an award winning American film and television producer.


Personal lifeEdit

Ross grew up in Northbrook, Il and graduated from Glenbrook North High School.[1] He is an Indiana University alumnus and a John Marshall Law School graduate.[2]

Prior to becoming a producer, he was an agent at ICM Partners from 2003–10, primarily representing directors and screenwriters for film.[2][3][4][5]

He was profiled by The Hollywood Reporter in November 2008 in their "Next Gen 35 Under 35", which recognizes entertainment executives in their yearly issue.[5][6]

Film productionEdit

Ross was an executive producer on Dallas Buyers Club (starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, both of whom won Academy Awards for their performances[7][8]) alongside his directing partner, Jean-Marc Vallée.[8][9] It was released by Focus Features on November 1, 2013 and won three Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and was nominated for six in total.[citation needed]

He was also executive producer on Wild, directed by Vallée for Fox Searchlight, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards. The film was released on December 3, 2014.[10][11]

Ross' most recent film release was Demolition, which Vallée also directed, and starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, and Chris Cooper, for Fox Searchlight. It was released April 8, 2016 and won the "Headliners Audience Award" at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.[12][13]

Ross’ next film will be the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for Universal Pictures. [14]


Ross is an Executive Producer on the HBO series, Big Little Lies, an adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 darkly comic novel about three mothers of kindergartners, starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.[15] The show premiered in February 2017. It won 8 Emmys at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series, with 16 overall nominations. At the 75th Annual Golden Globes, Big Little Lies won 4, including Best Limited Series or TV Movie, out of 6 nominations. The series will be back for a second season to shoot in 2018.[16][17][18][19][20][21]

Ross is also an Executive Producer alongside Jean-Marc Vallee on an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's debut thriller novel Sharp Objects.[22] The limited series starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina[23][24]will have its Season Two Premiere on June 9, 2019 with Meryl Streep added to the cast.[25]

Production CompanyEdit

Ross is a co-founder of Crazyrose, a film and television production and financing company, founded with Vallée in partnership with Bloom. [26]


  1. ^ "Northbrook mom goes to The Oscars". Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  2. ^ a b "Wild" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times (November 26, 2014). "Director Jean-Marc Vallee is on a 'Wild' ride in Hollywood". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Foreign directors taking on Hollywood". Reuters. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "THR Next Gen 2008: Agents and managers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "'The Hollywood Reporter': Next Gen 35 Under 35 Party". Zimbio. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Northbrook mom goes to The Oscars". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nathan Ross - Filmography". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "'Wild' Director Jean-Marc Vallee Boarding Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Reese Witherspoon on her Oscar nomination: 'I can't imagine ever having a year this good'". 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  12. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (2016-03-19). "SXSW Audience Award Winners: 'Demolition', 'Transpecos', 'Vice Principals & More". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (2015-07-16). "Jake Gyllenhaal-Naomi Watts Drama 'Demolition' Gets April Release Date". Variety. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  14. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (2018-10-23). "Universal Pictures, Director Jean-Marc Vallée Board John Lennon & Yoko Ono Film". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise. "Jean-Marc Vallée To Direct All 7 Episodes Of HBO's 'Big Little Lies'". Deadline. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  16. ^ "Reese Witherspoon Says Big Little Lies Season 2 Could Happen". E! Online. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  17. ^ Shayevich, Natan. "Alumnus produces hit TV show". Torch. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  18. ^ "GBN alum produces another hit with HBO's 'Big Little Lies'". Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  19. ^ Lang, Brent (2018-01-08). "Golden Globes 2018: 'Three Billboards,' 'Big Little Lies' Dominate Politically Charged Show". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  20. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (2017-12-08). "'Big Little Lies': Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, David E. Kelley to Return for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  21. ^ Lang, Brent (2018-01-08). "Golden Globes 2018: 'Three Billboards,' 'Big Little Lies' Dominate Politically Charged Show". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Sharp Objects' Drama Series Starring Amy Adams From Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon & Blumhouse Shopped By eOne". Deadline. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  23. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "HBO Orders 'Sharp Objects' Drama Series Starring Amy Adams From Marti Noxon, Gillian Flynn, Jean-Marc Vallée & eOne". Deadline. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  24. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2017-03-20). "'Sharp Objects': Chris Messina To Star In HBO's Amy Adams Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  25. ^ "Big Little Lies Season 2 Teaser Hints At Major Drama". E! Online. April 14, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  26. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2018-01-10). "Jean-Marc Vallée & Nathan Ross Launch Crazyrose, Set First-Look Deal At Bloom". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-08-16.