Andy Tennant

Andy Tennant

Highest Rated: 91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

Lowest Rated: 0% Wild Oats (2016)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1955

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Andy Tennant directed a series of high-profile romantic comedies in the 1990s and 2000s, starring some of the most prominent leading ladies of his day: Salma Hayek in "Fools Rush In" (1997), Drew Barrymore in "Ever After" (1998), and Reese Witherspoon in "Sweet Home Alabama" (2002). In his days as an aspiring actor, the Chicago native landed a place in the choruses of 1970s musicals "Grease " and "Grease 2," but turned his attention first to writing and then directing. Tennant helmed episodes of the television spinoff of John Hughes's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as well as the first four episodes of the Bueller-like "Parker Lewis Can't Lose." However, it was the made-for-TV "The Amy Fisher Story," with Barrymore in the title role as the real-life teen shooter, that put Tennant on the map and eventually got him his first feature assignment as a director. That movie, "It Takes Two," may have been something less than a smash hit, but it would serve as the romantic-comedy template for the bulk of his subsequent films. Not only did Tennant score box office success with actresses, but his collaboration with Will Smith in "Hitch," about a "date doctor" who struggles with his own love life, had the highest-grossing opening weekend of any romantic comedy ever.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 82% The Secret: Dare to Dream Director - 2020
0% 37% Wild Oats Director $21.6K 2016
12% 51% The Bounty Hunter Director $67.1M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operating Instructions Director - 2009
11% 48% Fool's Gold Director,
Screenwriter
$70.2M 2008
69% 62% Hitch Director $177.6M 2005
38% 78% Sweet Home Alabama Director $127.2M 2002
51% 64% Anna and the King Director - 1999
91% 84% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Director,
Writer
$65.7M 1998
32% 64% Fools Rush In Director $29.3M 1997
8% 60% It Takes Two Director - 1995
No Score Yet 41% The Amy Fisher Story Director - 1993
No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Director - 1992
No Score Yet 70% Midnight Madness Melio (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
85% 85% Betas Director 2013
No Score Yet 83% Sliders Director 1995
50% No Score Yet Great Scott! Director 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parker Lewis Director 1990-1991
No Score Yet 90% The Wonder Years Director 1991 1989

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