Daniel Scheinert Biography

Daniel Scheinert is an Alabama-based filmmaker, who has achieved his career as a director, and actor. He is famously known for the films like Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), Swiss Army Man (2016), and The Death of Dick Long (2019).

Early Life

Daniel Scheinert was born on 7th June 1987, making him 36 years old as of 2023. He is a graduate student of Oak Mountain Elementary and Oak Mountain Middle School in Shelby County, Alabama, and the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, located on the campus of Shades Valley High School.

Daniel belongs of German-American descent and was brought up in Birmingham, Alabama, by his loving and caring parents named Becky and Ken Scheinert. His great grandfather named Emil Friedrich Scheinert was the son of Oskar Bruno Scheinert and Maria Dorothea Göller. Both were from Prussia and Bavaria, respectively.

Daniel Scheinert Career

Daniel has achieved his career in acting and comedy, improv, and theatre. He (along with Daniel Kwan) studied film direction and screenwriting in college in Boston. Their creativity flourished with many colors and they went on to show examples to the world in the form of their creative films and videos. Together, they have worked on short films like My Best Friend’s Wedding/My Best Friend’s Sweating, Possibilia and Interesting Ball, and for various other artists such as The Shins, Tenacious D, Foster the People, Battles, and others.

In 2016, The Daniels together won the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award for their first feature film called the absurdist black comedy Swiss Army Man. He has worked on many films both in a direct role and as an actor. Daniel gave directions to the small drama comedy called The Death of Dick Long. in the same film, he played the small role of Dick Long. He is also working on the half-hour comedy for Showtime and has signed a five-year deal with Universal.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once 

He works along with Daniel Kwan and together they make a duo of film directors called “the Daniels.” The director duo won the Oscar for best director for their film, Everything Everywhere All at Once at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The film is a combination of multiple universes and has brought nearly seven oscar awards in hands for the category of best actor, best actress plus best directors. On one hand, Mr. Kwan dedicated the award to his immigrant parents, saying that his father used to make films and movies and his mother was an aspirant to become a well-known dancer.

The film directed by the duo “Daniels” brought 11 nominations, more than any other movie in the Oscar Night Awards 2023. The Daniels are also known for their work on the video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s single “Turn Down for What.” The pair met at Emerson College in Boston, where Mr. Kwan was interested in design and animation. Mr. Scheinert comes from a well-experienced comedy background. The Daniels or the director duo has together won many awards like MTV Music Award for their music video, and have been together nominated for Grammy Awards. 

Oscar Wins

While the award for their directions was being nominated on the stage of Oscar Night, the academy officials announced that this has been the fifth time that any director duo has achieved this award. Before this nomination and award-winning, there were others in the row, including –

  • Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, who won Oscars for “West Side Story” (1961)
  • the Coen brothers won “No Country for Old Men” (2007), though they later lost the award to “True Grit” (2010)
  • Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, who received a nod but not a statuette
  • 1978 comedy “Heaven Can Wait.”
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The film by Daniels has won a total of seven awards, including the categories of Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. While receiving the oscar, Daniel thanked his teachers for giving him and his brother, the detention that they sought. He said that those teachers have changed his life forever, including most public school teachers. He also gave a few names like Ms. Dummier, Mr. Toole, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Chambers, Madame George, …”

Daniel Scheinert Biography

Real Name Daniel Scheinert
Birth Date June 7, 1987
Age (as of 2023) 35 Years
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Profession Film Director 
College Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  162 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Father Ken Scheinert
Mother Becky Scheinert

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his wife/girlfriend?

Personal Life

Daniel Scheinert, who is 36 years old as of 2023, seems not to be married. While he was on the stage of Oscars night, he mentioned the names of his teachers, brother, and parents. So, we assume that he is yet to be married and wish him luck for his future with films and his romantic life. However, it is known that Daniel is romantically or officially inclined toward his girlfriend named Stephanie.

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Social Media

Daniel Scheinert is a private person and has officially revealed his information through interviews and official discussions only. He is highlighted by the IMDb page. Despite this, the best part is “The Daniels” have got themselves highlighted by Wikipedia Page. You can find lots of details on him on the page of Golden Globes – https://www.goldenglobes.com/person/daniel-scheinert. Moreover, he is available on Instagram with a private account and the handle name – danielscheinert, with only 351 followers.

Daniel Scheinert Net Worth

For the moment, Daniel Scheinert has not given any detail on his salary and net worth. We assume it is as high as $5 million. He is an experienced comedy star, actor, and director. He has made many videos for music stars and has acted or given direction to various films while being alone or while being partnered with Daniel Kwan.


  • For his film “Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)” (co-directed by Daniel Kwan), he won four oscar-nominated performances for four actors including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu.

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