Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965, in New York City, New York, United States. Bryan was adopted as an infant by Grace, an environmental activist, and Norbert Dave Singer, a corporate executive. His adoptive parents were Jewish. It is not publicly known who Bryan’s birth parents are, but his birth mother is said to live in England. He was an introverted child, playing the piano from an early age and loving movies and the Star Trek television series. At age twelve, Singer became fascinated with still photography, setting up a darkroom in his home while other kids were out playing baseball.