Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction writing program at New York University.
His feature writing credits include The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, Practical Magic, Cinderella Man, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Insurgent, The Fifth Wave, Rings and I, Robot; as well as The Dark Tower. Also, he wrote A Beautiful Mind, for which he won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award.
Also, Goldsman served as executive producer on Paranormal Activity 2, 3 and 4. Under his Weed Road Pictures banner, Goldsman has produced Deep Blue Sea, Constantine, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Hancock, Fair Game and Lone Survivor, as well as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Goldsman has worked in television as a consulting producer, writer and director on the television show Fringe, for which he garnered a Saturn Award and a Hugo Award nomination. Goldsman executive produced the Syfy miniseries Childhood’s End, the WGN original drama series Underground, as well as Star Trek: Discovery for CBS All Access.
Goldsman’s feature directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith and Russell Crowe was released in February 2014. Most recently, he directed the sci-fi horror film Stephanie for Blumhouse Productions and Universal.