|Steven Allan Spielberg|
|Known aliases|| Steven Speilberg|
|Born|| December 18, 1946|
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Director, Producer, screenwriter|
Steven Allan Spielberg is an American director, producer and screenwriter. He is considered as one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. He is best known for directing Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, etc..
Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio to an Orthodox Jewish family. His father, Arnold Spielberg (1917), was an electrical engineer involved in the development of computers, and his mother, Leah Poster (later Adler) (1920 - 2017), was a restaurateur and concert pianist. His paternal grandparents were Ukranians who settled in Cincinnati in the first decade of 1900s. In 1950, his family moved to Haddon Township, New Jersey, when his father Arnold took a job with RCA. In 1953, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Speilberg attented Hebrew school from 1953 to 1957, in classes taught by Rabbi Albert L. Lewis.