Dan Gilroy

LOS ANGELES - FEB 02:  Dan Gilroy arrives to the Oscar Nominee R

Gilroy in 2015, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Daniel Christopher Gilroy

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 24, 1959

*25% Irish
*12.5% Italian
*12.5% German
*50% Hungarian

Dan Gilroy is an American screenwriter and film director. He directed and wrote the film Nightcrawler (2014).

Dan is the son of Ruth Dorothy (Gaydos), a sculptor and writer, and Frank D. Gilroy, an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and movie director and producer. His siblings are writer/director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy. Dan is married to actress Rene Russo, with whom has a daughter.

Dan’s paternal grandfather was Frank B. Gilroy (the son of Hugh Joseph Gilroy and Hannah McCarty). Frank was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Hugh was born in West, Sligo, Ireland. Hannah was born in Cork, Ireland.

Dan’s paternal grandmother was Bettina Vasti (the daughter of Tony Vasti and Augusta Bachmann). Tony was of Italian descent. Augusta was of German origin, the daughter of Ferdinand Bachmann and Millida Zigler.

Dan’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Gaydos. Joseph was from Hungary.

Dan’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Barna. Mary was from Hungary.

Source: Dan’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    correction: “Genealogy of Dan’s father” ; “Dan’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census”.

    Also add a link to Tony Gilroy.

    Thank you

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