Wes Andersenthe director of movies, including Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hoteland others is married to his wife Juman Maloufa writer, illustrator, costume designer and voice actress.
Juman and Wes have been together since the late 2000s. However, the couple has rarely shared the insides of how they met or even the answers to when they got married. The two were nonetheless by each other’s side, both during and off their professional lives. Turns out Juman has teamed up with her husband on multiple occasions.
You could say that Malouf has a huge hand in giving Anderson’s films that dreamy, slightly creepy storybook theme for kids (in terms of imagery). So read on to know how the couple actually became husband and wife, as well as the other aspects of their relationship.
Wes Anderson’s wife Juman Malouf was his girlfriend for a long time
As mentioned above, Juman was Anderson’s girlfriend for many years before tying the knot sometime in the mid to late 2010s. Anderson and his wife Malouf have reportedly been together for over 15 years.
According to The everyday beast, the two met around the year 2007 through mutual friends. This was when Malouf started writing her first novel. However, some sourceson the other hand, claim that the Texas-born filmmaker and Juman met in the late 90s.
Anyway, Aderson and his wife have yet to reveal the early stories. In fact, the couple has not even revealed when they actually got married. They mainly live in Paris, but often travel the world. The couple also occasionally stays in New York.
Malouf and her filmmaker partner Wes Anderson have also collaborated on several projects.
Anderson is the father of one child with his wife
Wes and Juman are also parents to a daughter Freya whom they welcomed in 2016. The Anderson couple took inspiration from the main character of the 1940s film, The deadly storm to name their little girl.
Wes Anderson Wife, Juman Malouf, was born in Lebanon
Anderson’s wife Malouf is Lebanese. Juman was born in 1975 in Beirut, Lebanon. However, she grew up in London, England. She is the daughter of reputed Lebanese novelist Hanan al-Shaykh and the structural engineer Fouad Malouf. Malouf also has an older brother Tarek.
She and her family had to flee their homeland after the start of the Lebanese Civil War. They initially went to Saudi Arabia. The future Mrs. Anderson was only a few months old at the time.
The family later finally settled in London. In the early 1980s, Juman also spent many summers in Antibes, France, with her maternal grandmother.
While in England, Wes Anderson’s wife, Malouf, struggled with her identity due to displacement. She therefore went to an American school in London and identified herself as American. Nevertheless, she developed a fascination with British and French history and fashion, especially of the Victorian era.
She also acquired a Dickensian sense of humor from her mother’s writing style.
Anderson’s husband Juman is a graduate of Brown University
For her further education, Malouf moved to the United States and became Anderson’s wife there attended Brown University where she graduated with a BA in fine arts and art history. Later, Juman pursued an MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts for set and costume design.
Over the years, Malouf has designed and illustrated for theatre, film and fashion in the United States and Europe.
In New York, Malouf started designing theaters. Juman Malouf, for example, started her career as a set designer for various theaters in New York after completing her master’s degree in set and costume design. However, she soon realized that she would rather be in control of her own creations than work on someone else’s vision.
In the early 2000s, Juman, the wife of Wes Anderson, therefore formed an alliance with Jen Mankins and Jonathan Schmitt. Together, the three launched an indie fashion label, Charlotte Corday. But some time later, Malouf would discover that the industry lacked the depth of theatre.
Juman has also collaborated with her husband Wes Anderson
Despite her initial reluctance, the now 47-year-old also started writing in the late 2000s and found it a satisfying and satisfying way to have complete control over the creative process. Eventually, Juman also began collaborating with her then-boyfriend, director Wes Anderson, on his films. Indeed, the Middle Eastern-born illustrator has handled the art department of some of her director husband’s films, namely The Grand Budapest Hotel, Young Ones, and Moonrise Kingdom. The Brown University graduate was also the voice of Agnes in Fantastic Mr. Fox from 2009.
The wife of celebrities with raven black hair voiced the character Agnes in the movie ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’ from her husband and designed covers for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.
She also did character sketches for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, which her director husband used to set the mood on set and also incorporated into the film’s screenplay. In addition, Anderson mainly cooperated Luke Wilson And Owen Wilson for his movies.
In 2015, Wes’ wife Juman published her first novel, The Trilogy of Two, which she illustrated with her own intricate pencil drawings. Despite feeling insecure about starting her writing career later in life, the book received positive reviews and a spot on TIME magazine’s “Top 10 Children’s Books of 2015” list.
Malouf says she found her true calling through writing. She once said that her writing skills come from her grandmother’s stories, while her fashion sense is due to her mother.
Together with her wife, Juman also served as curator of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria in November 2018. During a month-long exhibit called Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures, the pair displayed about 400 objects.
Wes Anderson’s girlfriend and past love affair
Before his wife Juman Malouf, Anderson had not had an open relationship with anyone. He never came forward with his relationship status nor did he reveal his love affair and girlfriend to the media.
The 53-year-old American filmmaker has also remained the same about his ongoing ultra-secretive marriage to Malouf.