Felix O. Adlon, Pamela Adlon's ex-husband, has amassed commendable success in his career in show business. However, there is more to Felix than being "just another man in the entertainment industry." Here are some exciting things to know about him.
Felix O. Adlon is not an unknown name, as he is primarily famous for being the ex-husband of American British Actress, Director, and Producer Pamela Adlon. The 55-year-old is also the father of Pamela's three daughters, who are also successful actresses.
A man from a historical family, Felix has not only been in the spotlight due to his relationship with his ex-wife. He has also carved a name for himself in showbiz as a talented producer and writer.
Writer Felix O. Adlon, Actress Pamela Adlon & Actor David Duchovny attend the "Goats" premiere at Landmark Nuart Theatre on August 8, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS FELIX O. ADLON?
Felix was born as Felix Oktavian Adlon on June 26, 1967, into a family deeply rooted in the entertainment industry. His father, Percy Adlon, is a director, screenwriter, and producer, while his mother, Eleonore Adlon, is a screenwriter.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Felix has achieved quite a lot in show business. He has screenwriting credits in productions such as "Mahler on the Couch," "Eat Your Heart Out," "Younger and Younger," and "Salmonberries."
Meanwhile, Felix is also an incredible director and producer, with credits in some of the above productions. Besides his career achievements, there are other interesting facts about Felix.
For example, he is fluent in German, as he was born in Germany. Also, the producer is a family man who prioritizes his loved ones. Currently, he lives in Vienna, Austria, with his wife and six children.
Pictures on Felix's Instagram page show how much of a proud and doting father he is. In addition, he is very much in love with his wife and Soprano Opera Singer, Nina Adlon, and flaunts her once in a while on social media.
FELIX O. ADLON COMES FROM A HISTORIC FAMILY OF HOTELIERS IN GERMANY
Fans may be unaware that Felix comes from a historic family of hoteliers in Germany. In October 1907, Felix's great great grandfather, Lorenz Adlon, originally started Hotel Adlon in Berlin. It was one of the most famous hotels in Europe.
Sadly, in 1921, Lorenz passed away, then his eldest daughter, Anna Förster, took over the property. The hotel continued running for years until May 1945, when a fire essentially destroyed the building, leaving only one wing.
Four years later, the wing was turned into a state-owned hotel named Hotel Garni VEB Adlon. Then in 1964, the side wing was renovated and repainted.
It continued running until 1984, when it was demolished. By August 1997, Hotel Adlon was rebuilt with a design inspired by the original, and to date, the building still stands tall in Berlin.
The history of the Adlon family is quite intriguing, which is no surprise why Felix has always been interested in it. In 2022, he proved how much the family history meant to him by writing a book about Hotel Adlon's history.
FELIX O. ADLON WAS MARRIED TO PAMELA ADLON
It is unclear when Felix O. Adlon and Pamela first met, but the latter became pregnant with the screenwriter's child three months after meeting. So, Felix desired to marry the actress, and he did in 1996. Following their wedding, Felix converted to Judaism, a decision Pamela claimed her ex-husband made on his own.
For the next few years, the pair's union was blissful. With careers in the movie industry, Felix and Pamela even worked on a project together. The former directed his wife on "Eat Your Heart Out," where she played the role of Samantha.
Unfortunately, the former couple's marriage crumbled. After staying together for over a decade, Felix and Pamela parted ways in 2010. Afterward, Felix moved to Austria, and Pamela had to care for the three children.
Actress Pamela Adlon (nee Segall), husband Felix O. Adlon and daughter attend the "Recess: School's Out" Hollywood Premiere on February 10, 2001, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
It was quite a challenging experience for the actress, who depicted her ordeal in her TV show, "Better Things." The production tells the story of a single mother of three daughters who tries to keep her acting career alive.
Through the TV show, Pamela lets the world in on what it meant for her to be the one who stayed to care for her kids. After running for five seasons, the show finally ended in April 2022.
Pamela Adlon speaks onstage during FX's 'Better Things' panel during Deadline Contenders Television at Paramount Studios on April 10, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
FELIX O. ADLON IS A FATHER OF THREE DAUGHTERS
Felix is a father to the three Adlon girls, Gideon Adlon, Odessa Adlon, and Rocky Adlon. The oldest trio, Gideon, was born on March 30, 1997. She is an actress best known for her role as Sam in "Blockers."
In 2018, the actress revealed her character's relationship with her father was similar to that between her and Felix. According to the young actress:
"Her dad was absent for about three years and then just randomly pops back up and expects everything to be OK. I've had a lot of the same issues with my father."
Rocky Valentine Adlon, Pamela Adlon, and Gideon Adlon attend the 5th and final season celebration of FX's "Better Things" at Hollywood Forever on February 23, 2022, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
"There are things I don't think I'll be able to forgive my dad for, but I do love him, and we always find a way to forget and move forward and have fun together," she added.
Gideon's younger sister Odessa joined the family on June 17, 2000. Like her sister, the young star is also a talented actress. She first appeared on the screens in 2011, starring as the Interview Kid in "Conception."
Odessa Adlon is seen as Vanity Fair and L'Oréal Paris Celebrate New Hollywood on February 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Since then, she has bagged other roles in productions such as "Hellraiser," "Fam With Nina Dobrev," "Milo Murphy's Law," and "Let's Scare Julie," amongst others.
Rocky is also a star in the making. She was born on February 11, 2003, and is best known for appearing in "Conception."
: Gideon Adlon attends the Red Carpet Event for NBC's "The Thing About Pam" at The Maybourne Beverly Hills on February 28, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS FELIX O. ADLON'S EX-WIFE
Pamela was born Pamela Fionna Segall on June 9, 1966, in New York City. She started her journey to stardom in the entertainment industry at nine, which is no surprise as she was born into an acting family.
Many years later, Pamela is one of the most talented stars in Hollywood. She has featured in several popular TV shows, including "Better Things." The actress has also appeared in many animated productions, one of which is "King of the Hill," which earned her an Emmy Award for her role as Bobby Hill.
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