Birth Name: Chris Joseph Columbus
Place of Birth: Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 10, 1958
Chris Columbus is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for directing the films Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and The Christmas Chronicles 2, among many others.
Chris is the son of Irene Mary (Puskar), a factory worker, and Alex Michael Columbus, a coal miner and aluminum plant worker. His father was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. His mother was also born in Pennsylvania, and was of Czech descent. He was raised in Champion, Ohio. He is married to Monica Devereux, with whom he has four children.
Chris’s paternal grandfather was named Mike/Marko Columbus/Colomba (the son of Henry Colomba and Mary).
Chris’s paternal grandmother was named Carmella/Camilla Debernardi/Di Bernardi (the daughter of Luigi Di Bernardi and Marie).
Chris’s maternal grandparents were named Joseph Puskar and Mary Burek/Burik. Joseph and Mary were born in Pennsylvania, both of them to Czech parents.
Sources: Chris’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Chris’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Chris’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Puskar and Mary Burek/Burik, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org