Mark Gordon

For the treasurer of the U.S. state of Wyoming, see Mark Gordon (politician). For the record producer, see Marc Gordon.
Not to be confused with the character played by Victor French in Highway to Heaven.
Mark Gordon
Born (1956-10-10) October 10, 1956
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater New York University Film School
Occupation Film producer, television producer
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Karen Villeneuve
(m. 1997; div. 2003)
Children 2

Mark Gordon (born October 10, 1956) is an American television and film producer. He is a former President of the Producers Guild of America.[1]


Gordon was born on October 10, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia,[2] He is a graduate of New York University Film School.[3]


His first producing effort was the Off-Broadway production of The Buddy System at Circle in the Square downtown.[4]

In the television arena, Gordon currently serves as an executive producer on Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Ray Donovan, Quantico, and the franchise spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for CBS. In 2015 Gordon was honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Norman Lear Award for achievement in television. Gordon is a five-time Emmy nominee and two-time winner. Additionally, he won a Golden Globe for his work on Grey's Anatomy.

Gordon's recent films include Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, and War Dogs, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, with Todd Phillips directing. Past film credits include Saving Private Ryan, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Source Code, The Messenger, and The Patriot. As an executive producer and financier, Gordon's credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wonder Boys, The Painted Veil, A Simple Plan, and Primary Colors.

In 2015, The Mark Gordon Company partnered with Entertainment One (eOne) to create an independent television and film studio. Gordon serves as CEO of the company, which both finances and produces premium content by Gordon as well as other producers.

Gordon is the President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America, having served as its President from 2010 through 2014.

Personal life

In 1997 he married Canadian social entrepreneur Karen Villeneuve, with whom he had two daughters. After their divorce in 2003, Villeneuve eventually went on to marry Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales.



  1. "Officers, Board Members & Staff". Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  2. Holtzclaw, Mike (March 21, 1999). "From Here to Hollywood Newport News Native May Bring Oscar Glory Home". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. H.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  3. Nicholson, David (March 30, 1990). "Opportunity Knocks for Newport News Native". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. D.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  4. McNamara, Mary (June 29, 2006). "'He Has Hollywood to Run'". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. D.1. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  5. Andreeva, Nellie. "Mel Gibson To Direct & Recur, Kurt Russell & Kate Hudson To Star In 'The Barbary Coast' Series For Mark Gordon Co.". Retrieved 19 April 2016.

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