Andy Tennant

Lowest Rated: 0% Wild Oats (2016)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Director and screenwriter Andy Tennant made his way into film through acting and television directing. The Chicago native studied theatre under John Houseman at the University of Southern California and began acting in such films as Grease (1978), which allowed him to make use of his training as a dancer.After getting his start in acting, Tennant became a television film scriptwriter and began directing TV films and series alike. He helmed multiple episodes of such shows as The Wonder Years, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, the popular sci-fi series Sliders, and the well-received drama Keep the Change (1992). He also gained a moderate dose of pop culture notoriety as the director of The Amy Fisher Story (1993).Tennant made his feature film directorial debut in 1995 with It Takes Two, a children's film starring the Olsen twins. He then tried his hand at romantic comedy with Fools Rush In (1997), starring Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry. The following year, Tennant had his biggest cinematic success to date directing Drew Barrymore (whom he'd directed in The Amy Fisher Story five years earlier) in Ever After, a re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale. Although the film received lukewarm reviews, it proved to be a commercial success, particularly among teenage girls. With commercial credibility to his name, Tennant subsequently directed Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat in Anna and the King (1999), a sumptuous historical epic based upon the experiences of a British governess working in the court of the King of Siam.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
0% Wild Oats Director $22.1K 2016
12% The Bounty Hunter Director $66.8M 2010
No Score Yet Operating Instructions Director 2009
11% Fool's Gold Screenwriter Director $70.2M 2008
68% Hitch Director $177.6M 2005
38% Sweet Home Alabama Director $127.3M 2002
51% Anna and the King Director 2000
91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Director Screenwriter 1998
33% Fools Rush In Director 1997
8% It Takes Two Director 1995
No Score Yet The Amy Fisher Story Director 1993
No Score Yet Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Director 1992
No Score Yet Keep the Change Director 1992
No Score Yet Bed and Breakfast Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet Moving Target Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Touch and Go Screenwriter 1986
38% Grease 2 Boy Greaser 1982
No Score Yet Midnight Madness Melio 1980
39% 1941 Babyface 1979
75% Grease Dancer 1978

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Director
  • 1995
91% The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Director
  • 1993
No Score Yet Parker Lewis Can't Lose
1990-1993
Director
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Director
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
13% Ferris Bueller
1990-1991
Director
  • 1990

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