Who is Philip Sternberg?

Philip Sternberg was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1978 – his exact date of birth is hidden from the media’s attention, but his zodiac sign is believed to be Gemini and he holds Canadian nationality. He is an actor, film writer, producer and director, but who is perhaps known best for being the husband of Catherine Reitman, a famous American-Canadian actress, film writer and producer.

Early life and education

Philip is very secretive when it comes to his private life, and hasn’t shared any details concerning his parents and any siblings with the public. He is believed to be an only child, and it’s said that both his parents are former theatre actors.

He attended a local high school at which he was interested in many things, but mostly in acting.

Producer Philip Sternberg and Actress Catherine Reitman from Working Moms.

Posted by Canadian Screen Awards on Monday, March 12, 2018

Philip was a member of the school’s drama club, playing lead characters in nearly all the plays, and he was also interested in editing the plays, changing dialogues as well as the story, which encouraged him to later work as a film writer. Philip matriculated in 1996, and while he hasn’t commented on his further education, it is widely believed that he attended college and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2000.

Career as an actor

Philip has five acting credits. He made his debut TV series appearance in the 2001 episode “Mock the Vote” of the comedy “City Guys”, and the following year saw him as Inara’s Client in the episode “Serenity” of the critically acclaimed adventure science fiction drama “Firefly”, created by Joss Whedon, and which starred Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Alan Tudyk. It follows the crew of a spacecraft travelling around the galaxy, while evading enemies and authority agents.

The series aired in 2002 and 2003, and won five awards including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for eight other awards.

Philip made his debut film appearance in the 2004 short drama “First Flight”, which failed to attract any attention, then in 2006, he appeared in his first feature film: the mystery comedy “Southland Tales”, written and directed by Richard Kelly, and which starred Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seann William Scott. The film was nominated for four awards, winning one.

Philip’s only other appearance as well as his most notable performance has been in the comedy series “Workin’ Moms” which has been airing since 2017, and was created by his wife Catherine who also stars in it alongside Dani Kind and Juno Rinaldi. It follows the lives of four mothers working in Toronto.

Other credits

Philip has seven producing credits. In 2007 and 2008, he produced eight episodes of the reality comedy series “Hot Guys Who Cook”, but which failed to attract any attention, and also in 2008, he produced 13 episodes of the romantic reality series “Farmer Wants a Wife”. Philip then worked on the comedy series “MANswers”, the reality TV series “The Super” and the historical documentary film “Divorce Corp”. His other two credits are 24 episodes of the reality series “Six Little McGhees”, and 18 episodes of the series “Workin’ Moms”.

Philip has two writing credits. He wrote the 2011 series “The Super” and the 2014 film “Divorce Corp”. He also has a single directing credit: Philip directed nine episodes of the series “Workin’ Moms”.

Awards and nominations

Philip has been nominated for five awards but without winning any. He has been nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards for Best Comedy Series for “Workin’ Moms” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2019, he was nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Comedy Series for “Workin’ Moms”, and was in the same year nominated for an Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) Award for Outstanding Performance – Ensemble, also for “Workin’ Moms”.

Love life and marriage with Catherine Reitman

Philip met his future other half Catherine Reitman sometime in the mid-2000s, and while they haven’t spoken about the circumstances under which they met, it’s believed that it was at a party organized by a mutual friend.

Philip Sternberg

They exchanged vows in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family in 2009, then traveled to Italy for their honeymoon. In the following five years, Catherine gave birth to their two sons, Jackson and Liam; the family of four seems to be leading a happy life together in Los Angeles, California.

Neither Philip nor Catherine have talked about any other people they had perhaps dated before meeting each other, so as of February 2021, Philip is married to Catherine Reitman and they have two sons together.

Hobbies and other interests

Philip believes that the social media networks have not helped people connect, but have actually done the opposite, and this is one of the reasons why he isn’t active on Instagram. However, he’s active on Twitter, and uses the network to share his opinion regarding a variety of issues.

Philip likes to travel, and his career has taken him to various Canadian cities, while he prefers to travel around the US, and has lived in California and Florida, while he’s visited several other states including Texas and New York.

He is a lover of animals, and has donated money to several animal shelters.

Philip has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise and Anne Hathaway, and a couple of his favorite movies are “The Gladiator”, “A Good Year” and “The Last Samurai”.

Age, height and net worth

Philip’s age is 42. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 1in (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (79kgs). As of February 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $650,000 while Catherine’s net worth has been estimated at over $1.3 million.

Who is Catherine Reitman?

Catherine Marcelle Reitman was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 28 April 1981 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is perhaps known best for her portrayal of Maureen Ponderosa in the critically acclaimed comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, written by Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney who are also starring in it alongside Charlie Day. It’s about five friends running an Irish pub together in Philadelphia, and has been airing since 2005, winning four awards while it’s been nominated for 15 others, including three Primetime Emmys.

Catherine was born into a family of actors, thus her interest in the film industry. She was raised alongside her brother Jason who is a film director, and sister Caroline, by their father Ivan Reitman who was born in Slovakia and is an actor and a film director, and their mother Genevieve Robert, who was born in France and is an actress. Catherine studied at Cate School in  California,and upon matriculating in 1999, enrolled at the University of Southern California graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003.

Catherine has been credited with appearing in more than 50 movies and TV series; she launched her acting career in 1988 aged seven, when she portrayed Granger Granddaughter in the crime comedy film “Twins” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, which won four awards while it was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Some of her other notable performances in movies have been in the 2007 romantic comedy “Knocked Up”, the 2009 buddy comedy “I Love You, Man”, and the 2011 romantic comedy “Friends with Benefits”. Catherine’s three most recent roles have been in the 2020 episode “Because of Slavery” of the comedy “#BlackAF”, a single 2020 episode of the mini-series “Home Movie: The Princess Bride”, and also in 2020 the episode “Dre at Home Order” of the comedy “Black-ish”.

Catherine has been nominated for 10 awards, winning two – in 2020, she won two Gracie Allen Awards for her performance in “Workin’ Moms”: for Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy or Musical, and Outstanding Director – Comedy.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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