Full name, David Owen Russell; born August 20, 1958, in New York City; married Janet Grillo (a producer). Addresses: Agent-- United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., #500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2427. Career: Director, writer, and producer. Awards, Honors: Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival, dramatic film, 1994, and Independent Spirit Awards, bestfirst feature (with Dean Silvers) and best first screenplay, 1995, all for Spanking the Monkey; Independent Spirit Award nominations, best directorand best screenplay, 1997, for Flirting with Disaster; Boston Societyof Film Critics Award, best director, 1999, Writers Guild of America ScreenAward nomination (with John Ridley), best screenplay written directly for thescreen, 2000, Golden Satellite Award nomination (with John Ridley), best screenplay--original, 2000, and Southeastern Film Critics Association Third Place Award, best director, 2000, all for Three Kings. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., #500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2427.