Who is Sandy Smolan?

A renowned feature, documentary, and television director, Sandy Smolan was born in 1954; although he hasn’t revealed his exact birthdate, it’s known that he hails from New York City, USA, holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is Caucasian. He is an award-winning director, and the owner and director of Luminous Content Company, perhaps known best for directing the documentary movie “The Human Face of Big Data”, which brought him the Boston International Film Festival Award for Best Cinematography, in 2014.

Sandy SmolanINK2010, December 9th – 12th 2010 in Lavasa, India. Photo: Gene Driskell

Posted by INKtalks on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Early life and education

Sandy was raised in New York, but since he prefers to keep his private life away from the public eye, he hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his childhood, parents or any siblings.

He attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1972, enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Philosophy, and Religion in 1976.

Career

Sandy started his career in the movie industry as a producer in 1981, with the documentary movie “The Cowboy, the Craftsman and the Ballerina”, followed by his work as the producer and director of movies such as “A Day in the Life of Hawaii”, and “Rachel River”, which brought him a nomination for Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Dramatic in 1988.

In the following years, Sandy directed series such as “L.A. Law”, “Northern Exposure”, and “Class of ‘96”, among others, and in 1989 was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award Special Class Directing for his work on the episode “Taking a Stand” of the series “ABC Afterschool Specials”.

Some of his notable works are the movie “12 Stones”, which brought him Newport Beach Film Festival Jury Award for Best Short Documentary in 2009, and “The Click Effect”, for which he won the Sandy Advanced Imaging Society Lumiere Award Best VR Documentary, in 2016.

Since 1991, he’s been the owner, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Director of the company Luminous Content, and since 2016, he’s been working as CEO and co-founder of VR Micro theaters for Science Centers, museums, aquariums, and planetariums.

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Marriage with Pamela Reed

Sandy hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning his love life and sexual orientation, and it’s widely known that he has been a married man since 1988.

He met his future wife, Pamela Reed, in 1987, when she was starring in his movie “Rachel River”, they started dating, and in the following year the two married, and have since adopted a son, James, and daughter Lily.

Since 2004, the family lives in their home in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California; Sandy and Pamela became grandparents on 6 September 2020, when their son and his girlfriend welcomed their daughter, Zooey Rose Smolan.

As of February 2022, Sandy and Pamela are still married, and according to Pamela, they enjoy their love, children and raising their grandchild.

Age, height, and net worth

Sandy’s age is 67, he has light brown hair and hazel eyes, his trademark is his beard and glasses; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.78m) tall.

As of early 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

Who is Pamela Reed?

An actress with over 75 credits to her name, Pamela Reed was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 2 April 1949, in Tacoma, Washington USA, into a family of English descent; she holds American nationality.

She’s perhaps known best for her roles in movies such as “The Right Stuff”, “Kindergarten Cop”, and “Proof of Life”, among others.

Pamela was raised in Tacoma by her parents Norma and Vernie Reed, and since she hasn’t spoken about any siblings, people assume that she’s an only child.

She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1967, enrolled at the University of Washington, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1971.

Pamela made her acting debut in an episode of the series “Spencer’s Pilots” in 1976, followed by her role as Sandi Farrell in “The Andros Targets”, before she made her first appearance on the big screen in “The Long Riders” in 1980.

In the early ‘80s, she was seen in “Melvin and Howard”, “Eyewitness”, and “The Right Stuff”, among others, before she starred in “Rachel River” in 1987.

In the TV mini-series “Tanner ‘88”, Pamela portrayed T.J. Cavanaugh, which brought her a CableACE Award – Actress in a Dramatic Series, followed by her role as Mary Welsh in the Prime-time award nominated TV mini-series “Hemingway”, also starring Stacy Keach and Marisa Berenson.

In 1990, she played one of her most notable roles as Phoebe, starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action crime comedy “Kindergarten Cop”, which was nominated for Young Artist Award, Most Entertaining Family Youth Motion Picture – Comedy/Action.

In the following years, Pamela was seen in various movies and series, before she was cast to play Angela in the 1995Oscar-nominated movie “Junior”, again starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, also Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson; the movie had five award nominations, including one for the Oscar Best Music, Original Song (“Look What Love Has Done”).

In 2000, she was seen as Janis Goodman in the movie “Proof of Life” starring Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan and David Morse, which had five award nominations – Pamela was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Supporting Actress – Suspense, in 2001.

The list of her roles is too long to enumerate, thus we mentioned some of her most notable; her most recent appearance was in the series “NCIS: Los Angeles”, and in the movie “Language Arts” in 2020, while for over 30 years she’s been known as the voice of Ruth Powers, the character from the famous animated series “The Simpsons”, which has had 340 award nominations, and won 178, including 35 Primetime Emmys.

Fans of Pamela will be happy to hear that she will be seen starring in the announced drama “Asleep at the Wheel”, directed by William Chartoff, due for release in 2022.

Pamela’s age is 72 – she has red hair and blue eyes, weighs around (60kgs) and is 5ft 4ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 42-28-40.

As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

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