Who Is Henry Aronofsky? Son Of Darren Aronofsky

by Manisha Sat Nov 18 2023 Updated On Wed Nov 22 2023

Henry Aronofsky is the son of filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter Darren Aronofsky

He was born in 2006 in New York City. His birthday falls on May 31. His mother's name is Rachel Weisz.

Parents of Henry Aronofsky.
Parents of Henry Aronofsky. Source: Pinterest

Parent's Never Got Married

Darren is unmarried and has no wife yet; however, he was engaged to Rachel Weisz

His ex-fiancée is a well-renowned English actress. 

They met each other back in 2001 at the Almeida Theatre in London. They started dating each other from then. 

They kept their relationship low-key for years, and in 2005, they announced that they were engaged. 

They have a son named Henry

After four years, they called off their engagement.

His ex-wife, Rachel, is now married to actor Daniel Craig.

Rachel Weisz with her current husband.
Rachel Weisz with her current husband. Source: Instagram


Henry was born on 31 May 2006, and his current age is 17.

Net Worth

Henry's father's net worth is estimated to be $25 million

He has earned this fortune from his career as a filmmaker, director, and producer.

Darren Revealed Why He Directed 'The Whale'

Darren directed the movie called The Whale. He said it was the play he saw a decade ago in Playwrights Horizons in New York

He said he was deeply moved by all the characters, even though he could not relate to all of them. 

He shared as soon as the play ended, he was in tears. He thought that it would be great if they could bring such play to the big screen. 

He mentioned people nowadays do not cry while watching movies. He said the characters have so much life and hope for humanity. 

He added it took him one year to make this movie because he could not figure out how and whom to cast, and he got caught up with some movies, too. 

Darren Revealed How He Chose Brendon Fraser For The Whale

Darren is the director of The Whale, and Brendan Fraser is the main protagonist in the movie. 

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Darren said that he saw a trailer for a Brazilian movie in which Brendan had a small role. 

He said that he had never seen his films before but he had seen a little bit of The Mummy.

He shared he just wanted to cast him in the movie and never imagined that Brendon would be perfect for the movie. 

He said people loved him and has always been a movie star. 

Brendon got a ten-minute standing ovation for his performance. Darren also got emotional while witnessing it. 

Darren Co-Wrote A Novel Reflecting The Adventures Of his Youth

Darren's book Monster Club is about the Boardwalk amusement park, where cartoon drawings mysteriously come to life. 

He said it was meant for the screenplay, but it never happened, so his friend, who used to write science fiction, told him to turn it into a young adult novel. 

He mentioned writing a book was enjoyable as it completely differed from making movies. 

He shared they did not have to think about how they would show things. 

He added they did not have to worry about the budget. 

Lesser Known Facts About Darren

Darren was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the Manhattan Beach neighborhood. 

He studied film and social anthropology at Harvard University

His parents were Charlotte and Abraham Aronofsky, and both of them were teachers. He has a sister. 

He is a trained field biologist. He used to see Broadway theatre performances, which sparked his interest in show business. 

He got his MFA degree from AFI Conservatory. He studied with Todd Field, Dough Ellin, Scott Silver, and Mark Waters

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