Jacob Pechenik

Famous film producer, Jacob Pechenik is popularly known for producing The Immigrant Jobs and The Skeleton Twins. He also struggled on his own to make for himself, a name in the entertainment industry despite his marriage to a high profile celebrity actress Zooey Deschanel known for her roles in All the Real Girls, Your Highness, and The Good Girl.

It is also worth knowing that Jacob was not always interested in entertainment in his early years as he was involved in Science related matters and he even has a degree in Chemical Engineering. However, as fate may have it, the science guru is now enjoying a thriving career in showbiz.

Jacob Pechenik – Bio, Age

Jacob Pechenik is an American from San Antonio in Texas, born on 16 June 1972. Details about his family and early life are kept discreet, although it is known that he spent most of his early life in San Antonio. At a young age, Jacob was more science inclined and there was no glimpse of him having a career in the entertainment industry. His overwhelming interest in science drove him to study Chemical Engineering in Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he attained a Bachelor’s degree.

He graduated from MIT and afterwards, he kicked off a career in a science related field. Jacob Pechenik became the CEO of TechTrader, a software developed to aid businesses which he started with his colleagues who are also graduates from MIT. Afterwards, in 2003, Jacob went further to develop new software that facilitated sales of over-the-counter products called Yellow Jacket. After all his investment in this line of career, whatever might have sparked the dramatic switch from the science/technology field to the film production company must have been big as the science-inclined Jacob started a company named Venture Forth Productions in 2010 with a plan to produce movies independently.

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Venture Forth Productions’ first release was Terri in 2011 and it was like a bomb as the film made waves, marking a huge success for Jacob Pechenik in his new career line. Venture Forth Productions’ next release in 2012 was Kiss of the Damned, after which movies started to roll out in their numbers. Jacob was able to direct about ten movies in 2013 with We Are What We Are and Before Midnight as two major breakthroughs for him. Before Midnight received a lot of praises from audiences even from major film critics who gave positive appraisals. In 2014, He also released floods of movies with the major ones being Song One and She’s Funny That Way. In 2015, Jacob produced the movie Rock the Kasbah in which Zooey Deschanel and Bruce Willis were featured and the movie was outstanding, marking yet another big success for him.

Relationship With Zooey Deschanel

Jacob Pechenik met Zooey Deschanel in 2014 during the production of the movie Rock The Kasbah after which they started dating. Zooey, whose full name is Zooey Claire Deschanel, is an award-winning artist and singer born on January 17, 1980, in Los Angeles, California and is known to suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, she is terrific at what she does and has a plethora of films to show for it. Zooey is the titleholder of Best Actress for her role in All the Real Girls as well as Best Actress in a comedy series for the film New Girl.

Jacob Pechenik
Jacob Pechenik with wife, Zooey Deschanel – Image Source

From the start, Jacob Pechenik and Zooey’s relationship was not a hidden one as they were often publicly seen together. They dated for close to a year and Jacob, being more than willing to take Zooey as his wife, gave her a romantic marriage proposal on her birthday and she accepted to take their relationship to the next level. They tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony that was held on 21st June 2015 in Austin, Texas. Though the wedding was held in secret, it caught the attention of the media, especially because of the celebrities’ popularity. Furthermore, Zooey and Jacob Pechenik began to practice Judaism after their marriage.

The couple’s first child is a girl whom they welcomed about a month after their wedding in July of 2015. Her parents named her Elsie Otter Pechenik and two years later, in My 2017, Elsie got a brother who was named Charlie Wolf Pechenik.

Net Worth

Jacob Penchenik can be said to have had quite a successful career so far. As a film producer who has a good number of hit movies to his name, it is no surprise he has been able to gather for himself, a net worth of about $3 million.

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