American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer Adam Michael Shankman hailed from Los Angeles, California, the U.S. born on November 27, 1964, in a Jewish family. He is openly gay also well known for his work to promote many charitable causes. After graduating from Palisades, high school started his journey as an artist in musical theatre.
He left his school to become a best dancer of era. At the age of 19th, he got his first professional show West Side Story at the esteemed Michigan Opera Theatre. In his struggling days, he works as a dancer in music videos, including Alright of
, and with Paula Abdul’s music album. Director and choreographer Anne Fletcher is the best friend of Shankman in the Hollywood industry.
In his career, he has directed several films like A Walk to Remember, The Pacifier, Bringing down the House and award-winning in 2007- Hairspray. As a choreographer, he has a high status in America. He was one of the judges of the TV program So You Think You Can Dance for season 3 to 10. The term lyrical hip-hop in dancing style is credited (issued in “Dance Spirit magazine”) to Shankman. He named dozens of choreographies on his name.
Shankman has also worked as a co-producer with his sister
owning production company Offspring Entertainment. He is currently working as a co-writer for young adult novels with author Laura Lee Sullivan.