Gregg Araki

Araki in 2007, photo by Denis Makarenko/

Birth Name: Gregg Y. Araki

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 17, 1959

Ethnicity: Japanese

Gregg Araki is an American independent filmmaker and film director. He has directed the films Three Bewildered People in the Night, The Living End, The Long Weekend (O’ Despair), Totally F***ed Up, The Doom Generation, Nowhere, Splendor, Mysterious Skin, Smiley Face, Kaboom, and White Bird in a Blizzard.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, to second-generation Japanese-American parents. He was raised near Santa Barbara, California.

Gregg’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Noritake.


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