Robert Eggers

Eggers in 2017, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Robert Neil Eggers

Place of Birth: Lee, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1983

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other

Robert Eggers is an American film director, screenwriter, and production designer. He is known for his films The Vvitch, The Lighthouse, and The Northman. He has been inspired by his childhood in New England, including the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

He is married to Alexandra Shaker.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was Robert Stroud Houston (the son of Robert Stroud Houston and Mary Rawlings). Robert’s grandfather Robert was born in North Carolina. Robert’s great-grandfather Robert was born in North Carolina, the son of Robert Virgil Houston and Mary Nancy Isabella Stroud.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Maxine Mary Brand (the daughter of David Brand and Florence Kelley/Kelly). Mary was born in Arizona. David was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Russia. Florence was born in New York.

Sources: Obituary of Robert’s maternal grandfather, Robert Stroud Houston –

Robert’s maternal grandmother, Maxine Mary Brand, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    The Northman was amazing! Great director! I read he does not know his father

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