Birth Name: Chris Weitz
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Christopher John Weitz was born into a show business family on Nov. 30, 1969. The New York City native and his brother Paul (born 1965) were the sons of novelist and fashion designer John Weitz and actress Susan Kohner, an Academy Award nominee for 1960's "Imitation of Life." Kohner's own parents were Hollywood agent Paul Kohner, who represented Marlene Dietrich and Liv Ullman, among others, and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, who starred in her country's first talking picture, "Santa" (1932). Both Weitz brothers pursued English and literature at college; Chris earned an English degree from Trinity College in Cambridge, England, where he was a classmate of actress Rachel Weisz, who was later h...
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