Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is a talented documentary filmmaker, producer, and writer. She is renowned for her documentary films including Free Solo, Incorruptible, Meru, Touba, Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love, and A Normal Life. The documentary film Meru won the “U.S. Audience Documentary Award” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. She graduated from Princeton University in Comparative Literature.


Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi was born in 1980/1979.

Sun Sign



New York City, New York, United States


Chinese, American, Hungarian


Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi studied at The Brearley School in New York City, New York. Later, she attended Princeton University and graduated with a B.A. degree in Comparative Literature.

Boyfriend / Spouse

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi has dated –

  1. Jimmy Chin (2012-Present) – On June 1, 2013, Elizabeth married professional skier, climber, and National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin. They met at a conference in 2012. They are blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Marina Chin (b. September 25, 2013) and a son named James Chin (b. December 7, 2015).

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Long pointed chin
  • Prominent nose

Brand Endorsements

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi has endorsed brands like Irene Neuwirth Jewelry.

Best Known For

Her works as a director and producer in documentary films including Free Solo (2018), Incorruptible (2015), Meru (2015), Touba (2013), Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008), and A Normal Life (2003)

First TV Show

In 2015, she made her first TV show appearance as a guest on the talk show CBS This Morning.

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Favorite Things

  • Concert – U2’s 1998 “PopMart” tour show at the Autodrome in Rio
  • Drink – Cold Hefeweizen beer
  • Vacation Destination – Diani Beach, Kenya; and Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Restaurant – Great NY Noodletown
  • Party Central – Rio de Janeiro
  • Books – “Shadow of the Sun” by Ryszard Kapuscinski and “The Cradle” by Patrick Somerville
  • Museum – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
  • Artists – Painter Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Photographer Malick Sidibe
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Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Facts

  1. She was raised in New York City.
  2. Her retail standbys are her mother’s closet and ’s studio.
  3. She likes listening to the music of , Fela Kuti, Grizzly Bear, , The Clash, and Youssou N’Dour.
  4. Some of her cherished gifts include treasures from her overseas adventures, Clare Kane’s scarves from Dakar, Mauritanian Bou Bous (Sarong), Moroccan teacups, and Season 4 of “The Wire” on DVD.
  5. Her momentary style obsessions include the Brazilian designer Adriana Barra’s dresses and Farrah Delaunay’s African handbags.
  6. Some of her loved documentary films include Stop Making Sense (1984), La Joli Mai (1963), and In This World (2002).
  7. As a writer, she has contributed in the making of Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008) and A Normal Life (2003).
  8. She has a family dog named Mochi.
  9. She and her husband founded the Little Monster Films Production Company in New York City.
  10. Visit her official film website @
  11. Follow her on .

Featured Image by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi / Instagram


Facts of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

  • Gender Female
  • full nameElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • nicknamesChai
  • birthplaceUnited States
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundHungarian, Chinese, and Brazilian
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$1.4 Million
  • professionDocumentary Filmmaker, Producer, Writer
  • weight60 kg or 132 lbs
  • height5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegePrinceton University
  • motherMarina Vasarhelyi
  • fatherMiklos Vasarhelyi
  • favorite books“Shadow of the Sun” by Ryszard Kapuscinski and “The Cradle” by Patrick Somerville

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