Damien Chazelle, Writer: Whiplash. Damien Chazelle was born on January 19, 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Whiplash (2013), Whiplash (2014) and The Last Exorcism: God Asks. The Devil Commands (2013). He has been married to Jasmine McGlade since June 26, 2010.