|Born||April 10, 1980|
Westchester, New York, United States
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
Jordan Horowitz (born April 10, 1980) is an American film producer. He is best known for producing the musical romantic-drama film La La Land that earned numerous awards and nominations including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture with producers Marc Platt and Fred Berger.
Horowitz was raised in Westchester County, New York. He is of Jewish descent. In 2002, he graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
At the 89th Academy Awards, presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that La La Land was the winner of Best Picture. However, they had mistakenly been given the envelope for Best Actress, a category in which Emma Stone had won for her role in La La Land several minutes prior. When the mistake was realized, Horowitz rushed to the microphone to announce Moonlight as the correct winner, taking the card from Warren Beatty to show to the audience and then presented the Oscar to the winning producers. This occurred after PricewaterhouseCoopers representatives appeared on stage to discuss the mistake with the team from La La Land and Warren Beatty.
Horowitz is married to Julia Hart, who is a Hollywood writer and director, known for The Keeping Room (2014), Miss Stevens (2016) and Fast Color (2018). They have two children together.
All four of the film's producers – Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert, Marc Platt and Fred Berger – are members of the tribe. Berger and Horowitz both grew up in Westchester, New York and even played in the same Jewish temple basketball league together.