Who is Rob Minkoff? 'Lion King' director set to make 'RHOBH' debut alongside wife Crystal Kung Minkoff

The couple attended the premiere of 'Finding Nemo' for their first date


                            Who is Rob Minkoff? 'Lion King' director set to make 'RHOBH' debut alongside wife Crystal Kung Minkoff
'RHOBH' star Crystal Kung Minoff with her husband Rob Minkoff (Crystal Kung Minkoff/ Instagram)
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Although the ladies are the star attraction of Bravo's hit 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' franchise, their husbands too play an important role on the show. So, when Crystal Kung Minkoff was announced as the newest addition to the cast of 'RHOBH' Season 11, everybody was curious to know more about the first Asian housewife of the franchise and her family.

A little sleuthing of the new housewife's social media revealed quite a bit about her life. The new housewife's husband, Rob Minkoff, turns out to be quite a bigshot in the Hollywood circle. If you're curious to know more about Rob Minkoff and how the couple met, then read on.

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Who is Rob Minkoff?

Robert Ralph Minkoff aka Rob Minkoff is a filmmaker who is best known for directing Disney's hit 'The Lion King'. Minkoff also directed several other hit movies such as 'Stuart Little', 'Stuart Little 2', 'The Haunted Mansion', 'The Forbidden Kingdom' and 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'. He was born in 1962 in Palo Alto, California, to Jewish parents Jack Robert Minkoff and Tola Fay Minkoff. The 58-year-old director graduated from California Institute of the Arts in the early 1980s in the Character Animation department. 

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He was hired by Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1983 as an artist for 'The Black Cauldron' (1985). While working at Walt Disney, over the years Minkoff quickly climbed up the ladder thanks to his amazing skills. Minkoff worked on various projects like 'The Little Maermaid', 'The Great Mouse Detective', 'Mickey's Audition', etc., before getting his big break with the Academy-Award winning film 'The Lion King; in 1994. He is currently working on 'The Blazing Samurai'. 

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Minkoff has over 2,000 followers on his Instagram, where he mostly shares about his work, alongside some cute pictures of his family. 


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How did Rob and Crystal Minkoff meet?

The famed director met his future wife at his office party in 2003. The couple attended the premiere of 'Finding Nemo' for their first date. He proposed to her in 2006 on Valentine's Day. The couple married in 2007, and have two cute children together. A son named Max, and a daughter named Zoe, who frequently make appearances on their parents' social media pages. We can't wait to watch the Minkoffs make their debut on 'RHOBH' Season 11. 

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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 11 premieres on Wednesday, May 19, at 8 pm ET/PT on Bravo.

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