The age, personal life, career and much more of Michael Pitt
Here’s everything you need to know about Michael Pitt.
Who is Michael Pitt?
Michael Carmen Pitt is an American actor, model, and musician. He was born on April 10, 1981 in West Orange, New Jersey. Furthermore, he was born to Donald B. Pitt and Eleanor Carol (née DeMaio) Pitt.
Michael’s father worked as a car mechanic while his mother was a waitress. Donald is of English descent and Eleanor is of Italian and Irish descent.
Also, Michael is the youngest son in the family. He has two older sisters and an older brother.
By the time Michael was 16, he had already transferred to almost three or four different high schools, which included Morris Catholic High School. Also, he was taking ‘special classes’ but eventually decided to drop out of school.
The personal life of Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt has managed to keep his personal life private. Although he has been linked to a couple of celebrities.
Michael began dating model Jamie Bochert in 2004. A year later, in 2005, he announced that they were “long-time engaged.” Shortly after, the couple moved into an apartment in Brooklyn with their cat named Crackhead.
Also, Michael opened up about his relationship with Bochert in an interview with the Observer magazine in 2009.
During the interview, Michael called the now 43-year-old New Jersey native his “other half.”
However, in 2014, the Daily Mail confirmed that the 41-year-old actor had dumped his girlfriend of a decade.
Before Michael began dating Bochert, he was engaged to Italian filmmaker Asia Argento from 2003-2004.
Furthermore, the former couple also worked together for a movie during their brief relationship. Michael appeared in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in which Argento served as actor, writer, and director. The film also starred Jimmy Bennett, Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse.
Michael Pitt’s professional career
Michael Pitt made waves in Hollywood when he appeared as Tommy Gnosis in the 2001 movie musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Additionally, his filmography includes 2002’s Murder by Numbers, 2003’s The Dreamers, 2005’s Last Days, and 2007’s Funny Games.
Michael opened up about his career options during an interview with Elle magazine in 2014.
He said: ‘To be honest, I make very controversial films. The films I’ve made have been very, very bold choices.”
He further continued, “Every film I have chosen, from my first film onwards, has been considered by everyone to be ‘professional suicide’.”