Alexander Payne

American film director and screenwriter

Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961) is an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his movies Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013) and Downsizing (2017).

Payne in July 2005

Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He married Canadian actress Sandra Oh in 2003. The couple divorced in 2006.[1]


  1. "Alexander Payne - Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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