Renowned film director who made Mystic Pizza, iss Congeniality and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
His parents worked in the entertainment industry.
His father Donald Petrie made the Cannes Film Festival award-winning Raisin in the Sun.
He was the son of television producer, actor, and novelist Dorothea (nee Grundy) and director Daniel Petrie.
He directed the well-reviewed 2009 romantic comedy My Life in Ruins, starring Nia Vardalos.