Eli Roth Biography, Age, Family, Height, and Net Worth

Eli Roth Bio

Eli Raphael Roth who commonly known as Eli Roth is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. He was born on April 18, 1972.

As an actor, Roth’s most prominent role has been as Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino’s war film Inglourious Basterds for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and a BFCA Critic’s Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble).

Journalists have included him in a group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack for their explicitly violent and bloody horror films. In 2013, Roth received the Visionary Award for his contributions to horror, at the Stanley Film Festival.

He directed the 2015 erotic thriller film Knock Knock and the 2018 action film Death Wish, a remake of the 1974 original. In 2018, he also directed The House with a Clock in Its Walls, his first PG-rated film and his highest domestic grosser to date.

Eli Roth Height and Weight

He stands at an impressive height of 6 feet and has a body weight of 78 kgs.

Eli Roth Education

He graduated from Newton South High School and attended film school (the Tisch School of the Arts) at New York University.

To fund his films while in college Roth worked as an online cybersex operator for Penthouse Magazine, posing as a woman, as well as a production assistant on feature films.

Eli Roth Family

Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Sheldon Roth, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and clinical professor at Harvard Medical School, and Cora Roth, a painter. Roth family were Jews from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland.He grew up with two siblings named Adam and Gabriel.

Eli Roth Wife

Roth married Chilean actress and model Lorenza Izzo in November 2014, on the beach of Chilean town Zapallar. The two worked together on the Roth directed horror film “The Green Inferno,the couple divorced in July 2018.

Eli Roth Kids

After being couple for period of year, the two have not been blessed with any kid until they divorced.

Eli Roth Net Worth

He has a net worth of $19 million dollars, gained as a film director, producer, writer, and actor.

Eli Roth Career

  • During his early days in Hollywood, Eli tried to amass money to shoot his script ‘Cabin Fever’, and it finally came through in the year 2001.The film was made on a budget of1.5 million USD and was sold to Lionsgate at the Toronto Film Festival for3.5 million USD. After receiving rave reviews at the festival, the film was released by Lionsgate and grossed 35 million dollars at the box office.

  • This was a huge beginning for Eli as a director. However, he had a hard time finding producers for his second feature film, ‘Hostel’, which was an out and out body horror movie. Meanwhile, he played minor roles and cameos in films like ‘Tales from the Crapper’ and ‘2001 Maniacs’.

  • In 2005, Quentin Tarantino, a famous filmmaker, came to his aid and Eli’s second directorial project eventually went on floors. In order to make the film, Eli turned down some highly lucrative mainstream Hollywood projects. To keep the budget to a minimum, he just took USD 10,000for directing the movie.

  • The film, which was made on a small budget of USD 4 million went on to gross more than 40 times its budget, and introduced a whole new class of body horror. Experts called it a new genre and termed it ‘torture porn’.
  • Quentin Tarantino had earlier said that ‘Cabin Fever’ was his new favorite film and hence, he kept in touch with Eli. Quentin eventually asked Eli to direct a segment of his pulp film titled, ‘Grindhouse’. Eli directed a segment named ‘Thanksgiving’, which became highly popular. Eli also ended up playing a role in the film.

  • In 2007, ‘Hostel 2’ was released and it became a box office success. However, it could not repeat the success of its prequel. Piracy was the main reason behind the film’s ordinary performance as ‘Hostel 2’became the most downloaded film. Eli was nominated for Best Horror Film Director at Spike TV Screams Awards and Entertainment Weekly deemed it as one of the ‘20 Best Horror Films of Last 20 Years’.

  • The 2009 film ‘Inglorious Basterds’ turned out to be a major breakthrough for Eli as an actor. He played the role of Donny ‘The Bear Jew’ Donowitz who beats Nazi soldiers to death with a baseball bat. The film revolves around an American crew, stuck in Nazi occupied France at the peak of World War 2.

  • The film became a mega success and Eli went on to act in guest roles and wrote screenplays for many films. But he didn’t seem very keen in an acting career or in a career which required him to direct mainstream Hollywood movies. He kept rejecting many offers to direct big budget films that promised him a good pay.

  • In 2013, Eli returned as a writer and director for the film ‘The Green Inferno’, which was an out and out horror flick, inspired by some notorious films like ‘Cannibal Holocaust’. The film opened to highly negative reviews, with Eli commenting that it was one of the best films he has made or will ever make.

  • In 2015, he came back to ‘disgust’ the audience with the film ‘Knock Knock’ and this time around, he was backed by Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves, who not only starred in the film, but also contributed as an executive producer.

Eli Roth Movies






The Horse Whisperer

Office Worker #4


Terror Firmer

Shocked Onlooker

Thank You, Judge



Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

Frightened citizen


Cabin Fever

Justin aka Grim


Tales from the Crapper

Gay Party-goer


2001 Maniacs



American Stoner


Hostel: Part II

Head on stick

Death Proof


Grindhouse: Thanksgiving

Tucker/Trailer Announcer


Inglourious Basterds

Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz

Nation’s Pride


Don’t Look Up

Béla Olt


The Last Exorcism


Piranha 3D

Wet T-shirt contest MC


Scream 4

Reporter[citation needed]


Rock of Ages




The Man with the Iron Fists

Wolf Clan #2


The Last Exorcism Part II


The Sacrament


The Green Inferno



Frowny the Clown

The Stranger


Knock Knock


Cabin Fever




Death Wish


The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Comrade Ivan

Eli Roth TV Shows



Credited as


Executive producer


Hemlock Grove




South of Hell




Eli Roth’s History of Horror



Eli Roth Horror Movies

  • The Green Inferno
  • Hostel 2005
  • Knock Knock 2015
  • Clown 2014
  • The Stranger 2014
  • Cabin Fever 2002
  • Hostel: Part II
  • Grindhouse 2007
  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls
  • Aftershock 2012
  • The Last Exorcism
  • Piranha 3D
  • The Sacrament 2013
  • The Last Exorcism Part II
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  • Don’t Look Up 2009
  • Tales from the Crapper
  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

Eli Roth Green Inferno

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.