Anne Spielberg
Born (1949-12-25) December 25, 1949 (age 74)
  • Screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1968–present
RelativesSteven Spielberg (brother)
Kate Capshaw (sister-in-law)

Anne Spielberg (born December 25, 1949) is an American screenwriter and producer. Best known as the co-producer and co-writer of the screenplay for the 1988 movie Big, she is the younger sister of film director Steven Spielberg.[1][2][3][4]

Early life

Born on December 25, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anne Spielberg is a daughter of the late Arnold Spielberg, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Leah (Posner) Spielberg, and also the sister of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, Nancy Spielberg and Sue Spielberg.[5]


After working for her brother's production company, Amblin Entertainment, Spielberg and her neighbor Gary Ross co-wrote the movie Big in 1988, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. She was also a co-producer on the film, along with noted television and film producer James L. Brooks. Spielberg was an uncredited co-writer of the film Small Soldiers (1998); it was inspired by the combination of Child's Play (1988) and Toy Story (1995).[6]

In popular culture

Her life, and the lives of her siblings, were depicted in Steven Spielberg's 2022 semi-autobiogaphical film, The Fabelmans, with her portrayed as the fictional Reggie Fabelman, the first younger sister of the main character Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle). She was played by Julia Butters.[7][8]


  1. ^ McBride, Joseph (2011). Steven Spielberg: A Biography. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 640.
  2. ^ "Walter Scott's Personality Parade." Salt Lake City, Utah: The Salt Lake Tribune, July 24, 1988, p. 126 (subscription required).
  3. ^ Gilchrist, Todd. "Julia Butters on ‘The Fabelmans,’ Stealing Scenes From DiCaprio and Meeting Anne Spielberg." Los Angeles, California: Variety, January 12, 2023.
  4. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy. "'The Fabelmans' shows how Steven Spielberg’s passion for film ignited in N.J." Iselin, New Jersey:, March 11, 2023.
  5. ^ "Arnold Spielberg, Computer Pioneer, Dies At 103." San Francisco, California: BusinessWire, August 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Schiff, Stephen. "Seriously Steven Spielberg." New York, New York: The New Yorker, March 13, 1994 (subscription required).
  7. ^ Spielberg, Nancy. "Nancy Spielberg: This is how it feels watching your life on screen - opinion." Israel: The Jerusalem Post, November 19, 2022.
  8. ^ Kuperinsky, "'The Fabelmans' shows how Steven Spielberg’s passion for film ignited in N.J.," in, March 11, 2023.