Film: "Memoirs of a Geisha"
Born: Oct. 7, 1960 (Madison, Wis.)
Bio: Rob Marshall comes to film directing following a distinguished Broadway career, which was spent mostly as a choreographer. In 2003, Marshall earned an Academy Award nomination for best director for his adaptation of the Bob Fosse musical "Chicago" (which he also choreographed). Although Marshall didn't take home a statuette, the film went on to win the Academy's best picture honors and cemented Marshall's reputation as a leading director.
"Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005)
"The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts" (2001) (TV)
"Annie" (1999) (TV)
Notable: Marshall has been nominated for a Tony Award six times but has never won.