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James Vanderbilt
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Job(s) Writer
Date of Birth November 17, 1975
Origin Norwalk, Connecticut

James Vanderbilt is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for his works in Zodiac (2007), Truth (2015) and Ready or Not (2019).


A member of the Vanderbilt family of New York, James Vanderbilt is the son of Alison Campbell (née Platten) and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt III. His paternal great-grandfather Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Sr. died on the RMS Lusitania in the 1915 sinking, his paternal grandfather, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr., once chaired the New York Racing Association, and his maternal grandfather, Donald Campbell Platten, was the chief executive and chairman of Chemical Bank.

Vanderbilt was raised in Norwalk, Connecticut and attended school in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is a graduate of St. Paul's School and the University of Southern California.