Cameron Crowe is an American author, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and journalist. He was an editor of the magazine Rolling Stone before coming to the film industry, and he still writes for it. Cameron made his screenwriting debut in the year 1982 with comedy flick Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Later, he directed and wrote another high school romantic comedy film, Say Anything, and after that a story of Seattle, Singles. His biggest hit came out when he performed the lead role in the romantic-comedy drama sports film, Jerry Maguire. In the year 2000, he wrote and directed an autobiographical comedy-drama film Almost Famous. This movie was based on a 15-year old boy who was a music journalist and went on a trip with a band which gave insight into his life and wrote for Rolling Stone. He also won an Academy Award for this film. In the year 1999, he wrote his second book based on question and answer session with the director. The book was titled as Conversations with Wilder. He was born in Palm Springs in the United States of America. He was the son of James A. Crowe, who was from Kentucky and owned phone service and real estate business and her mother, Alice Marie was an activist and a teacher. Cameron had two elder sisters from which one died when he was young.
He, along with his family got finally settled in San Diego. By the time Crowe came in high school, he had already skipped kindergarten and two classes in the elementary school; that was the reason he was younger from other students of his class and felt alienated amongst them. He graduated in the year 1972 from the University of San Diego High School at the age of 15. Crowe got married in July 1986 to the American singer and musician, Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart. They had two children who were twins born in January 2000. Crowe and her wife got separated in the year 2008, and Wilson filed for divorce in the court on September 23, 2010, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce got finalized on December 8, 2010. Amongst some of his achievements, he has won BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen and Writing, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture and Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for the film Almost Famous.