Peter Berg is multi-talented personality. He directs, writes, acts, and produces movies, TV shows, and music videos. He dabbles in all kind of genres like action, drama, science-fiction, and much more. He was born on March 11, 1964, in New York City, United States of America. His father's and mother's name are Laurence and Sally respectively. He is the cousin of H. G. Bissinger, a writer, and has a sister named Mary. Sally was one of the founders of Catalog for Giving, a charity, and worked at a hospital which treated psychiatric patients while Laurence worked as a marine. Peter has done his primary education at The Taft School. He is the ex-student of Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota and had studied theater arts and history.
It was during his time that he realized he wanted to become an actor. He shifted to Los Angeles and instead of auditioning directly for roles he decided to work as a production assistant to understand the complexities that one encounters while making a film. Eventually, he started getting roles and first worked in Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story and 21 Jump Street. Since then he has acted in Never on Tuesday, Race for Glory, Heart of Dixie, Late for Dinner, Tale of Two Sisters, A Midnight Clear, Fire in the Sky, Across the Moon, A Case for Murder, The Last Seduction, The Great White Hype, Chicago Hope, Very Bad Things,
The King of Queens,
Friday Night Lights, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and much more.
He has produced and directed Very Bad Things, keeps Getting' Better, Lars and the Real Girl, Hell or High Water, The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse, Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story, and several others. He has composed Very Bad Things as well. Most of his projects have traveled many film festivals and has won awards like the Fun Radio Trophy, and much more. His movie, Friday Night Lights, has picked up the Movie of the Year and the Best Sports Movie Award. Currently, he is busy producing Mile 22, an action thriller, whose star cast consists of
Ronda Rousey and
Iko Uwais. His statements about
Caitlyn Jenner winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award had created a stir but it fizzled out eventually. In 1993, Peter got hatched to Elizabeth Rogers who worked for Calvin Klein. The couple had two children named Emmett and Alex. But within five years of marriage, they divorced.