Colleen Atwood Biography, Age, Family, Children, Height and Net Worth

Who is Colleen Atwood?

Colleen Atwood is a famous American costume designer. She has been nominated numerous times, including been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design twelve times.

She has won four times for the movies Chicago (2002), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). Also in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and the latest being the first Wizarding World movie to win an Academy Award. Atwood has collaborated various times with directors Tim Burton, Rob Marshall, and Jonathan Demme.

How Old is Colleen Atwood?

Atwood is 75 years old as of 2023 having been born on 25 September 1948 in Yakima, Washington, U.S. She shares her birthday with other famous people including Will Smith, Donald Glover, Christopher Reeve, Aida Turturro, Barbara Walters, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cheryl Tiegs, Clea DuVall, Hal Sparks, Heather Locklearamong others.

Colleen Atwood Family

Who are Colleen Atwood’s parents?

Atwood was born in Yakima, Washington to her parents. Not much of her parental background is known to the public and remains part of her personal life.

Does Colleen Atwood have siblings?

Atwood has one known sibling, sister Margaret Atwood who is an author. No more information is known on her siblings as she has not revealed the information to the public.

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Colleen Atwood Education

In the early 1970s, Atwood attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and studied painting. In the 1980s after moving to New York, she studied art at New York University.

Colleen Interests

Atwood’s interest in fashion began at an early age and later she worked in retail at several places such as the Yves St. Laurent boutique at Frederick & Nelson department store.

Colleen Atwood Husband

Atwood is presently single and no information is known to the public about her previous relationships.

Colleen Atwood Children

Atwood has two children, daughters Tracey Atwood, born in 1987, and Charlotte Atwood, born in 1989.

Colleen Atwood Height

Atwood’s body height and weight are not known to the media nor the public and remain part of her personal life.

Colleen Atwood Career

Atwood began her profession as a fashion advisor in Washington in the early 1970s. In 1980 she moved to New York and studied art at New York University. Her film profession began after an opportunity encounter with someone whose mother was designing the sets for the movie Ragtime. She got the job of a production assistant (PA) in the movie. Atwood served as an assistant to a costume designer and finally earned her initial movie credit for A Little Sex, directed by Bruce Paltrow.

Finally, Colleen entered the world of costume design for theater and movies. She initially came to popularity through her work on Sting’s Bring on the Night World Tour, which was also made into a documentary by the same title. An essential turning point in her profession came when she met director Tim Burton through production designer Bo Welch, whom she had worked with in Joe Versus the Volcano. Atwood and Burton worked together on more than seven movies in the following two decades. They began with Edward Scissorhands and comprised Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, and Sweeney Todd.

Later in 1990, she moved to Los Angeles. Atwood has been partially involved in creating or has been the lead designer for producing costumes for more than 50 movies to date. She was the lead costume designer for all the new costumes developed for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2005-2006. Atwood additionally designed The Black Parade band uniforms for the band My Chemical Romance. She also designed costumes for the following album, Danger Days; The True Lies of the Fabulous Killjoys. Colleen also designs for television series which include Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash. Her favorite fashion designers comprise Yohji Yamamoto, Azzedine Alaia, and Alexander McQueen.

Colleen Atwood Net Worth

Famous Costume designer, Atwood has been a fashion designer from 1981 to date and has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2021.