Who is Juman Malouf?
Juman Malouf was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1975 – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Aquarius, and she holds both Lebanese and British nationality. She’s an illustrator, author, costume designer and a bit of an actress, while she’s perhaps known best for being the girlfriend of the famous American moviemaker Wes Anderson.
Early life and education
Juman was only three months old when her family fled the Lebanese Civil War to Saudi Arabia, where they spent only around a year before moving to London in England. Juman’s father was an engineer, and her mother Hanan al-Shaykh was an author; because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe Juman to be an only child.
She grew up being focused on her studies, because her parents encouraged her to pursue a college degree. Juman became interested in arts at a very early age, and soon learned that she was talented in both drawing and writing. Upon matriculating from a local high school in London in 1993, she moved to Providence in Rhode Island, USA and enrolled at Brown University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and Art History in 1997.
Juman continued her education at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in set and costume design in 1999.
After her studies, Juman worked as an illustrator and costume designer in both Europe and the US for the following nine years, prior to becoming involved in the film industry.
In 2009, she received special thanks for, and voiced Agnes in the animated adventure comedy movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, directed by her boyfriend Wes, and which starred George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray. It follows a fox who has raided farms, and now has to help his community fend off the farmers who are seeking revenge; the movie won 32 of the 97 awards for which it was nominated, including two Oscar nominations.
Juman again received special thanks for doing book cover paintings for the 2012 critically acclaimed romantic comedy movie “Moonrise Kingdom”, which was written and directed by her boyfriend, and won 36 of the 159 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination. In 2014, she drew Jerome’s drawings and received special thanks for the romantic action movie “Young Ones”, and the same year saw her illustrate characters for the adventure crime comedy film “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.
Most recently, Juman received special thanks for the 2017 biographical comedy movie “The Polka King”, the 2018 animated adventure comedy film “Isle of Dogs”, and the 2021 romantic comedy movie “The French Dispatch”.
Juman is also an author, having published her novel “The Trilogy of Two” on 10 November 2015.
Love life and relationship with Wes Anderson
Juman prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still widely known that she’s today in a long-term relationship with Wes Anderson.
The two met in 2013, and although they haven’t spoken of the circumstances under which this happened, it’s widely believed that it was while working together on a movie. In 2016, Juman gave birth to their daughter Freya, and the family of three is today living in Paris, France.
Some of Wes and Juman’s fans believe that the two might have exchanged vows in a private ceremony, and that they are keeping this away from the media’s attention for unknown reasons, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
As of January 2022, Juman is in a relationship with Wes Anderson, hasn’t married, and has a daughter with Wes.
Hobbies and other interests
Juman is a fashionista, and her sense of style has been praised by many celebrities on various social media networks.
She’s into travelling, and has been all around the world for both work and pleasure. Juman’s favorite US states are California and Nevada, and her favorite European city is Dubrovnik in Croatia; she has also visited various Asian and African countries.
Juman is a huge lover of animals, and has apparently donated money to a couple of animal shelters.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Pulp Fiction”, “The Terminal” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Juman’s age is 46. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of January 2022, Juman’s net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million, while her boyfriend Wes’ net worth has been estimated at over $50 million.
Who is her boyfriend Wes Anderson?
Wesley Wales ‘Wes’ Anderson was born in Houston, Texas USA, on 1 May 1969 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s written 18, produced 14 and directed 21 movies, while he’s perhaps still known best for having written and directed the 2001 comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums”. It starred Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anjelica Huston, and follows the members of a dysfunctional family who have all found themselves under the same roof; the movie won 11 of the 58 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.
Wes was raised in Houston alongside his two brothers Mel and Eric Chase, by their father Melver Leonard Anderson who worked in advertising, and their mother Ann Anderson (nee Burroughs) who was an archaeologist and a realtor. Melver and Ann divorced when Wes was eight, but they were both involved in their boys’ upbringing.
Wes studied at St. John School, and upon matriculating in 1987 enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1991.
He honed his skills for the following five years, and released his first movie “Bottle Rocket” in 1996; this crime caper received mostly positive reviews from critics, but didn’t earn a lot at the box office. He then directed the 1998 comedy movie “Rushmore”, which starred Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman which became a hit, and established Wes as a talented director, as well as Bill as a talented actor. Wes’ following work was the above-mentioned comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums”, while a couple of his following popular movies were the 2004 comedy “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”, the 2007 comedy “The Darjeeling Limited”, and the 2012 comedy “Moonrise Kingdom”.
Wes wrote, produced and directed the 2014 critically acclaimed adventure crime comedy movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. It starred Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham and Mathieu Amalric, and follows the owner of a luxurious hotel who’s telling the story of how he became its owner; the movie won 138 awards, including four Oscars for costume design, make-up and hairstyling, music written and production design, while it was nominated for 226 other awards.
Some of Wes’ most recent works have been on the 2016 short comedy film “Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion”, the 2018 animated adventure comedy movie “Isle of Dogs”, and the 2021 romantic comedy film “The French Dispatch”.
He has won 77 of the 265 awards for which he has been nominated, including seven Oscar nominations.