Lorenzo di Bonaventura was born in New York. His father, Mario di Bonaventura, is an international conductor. Mr. di Bonaventura received his undergraduate degree in intellectual history at Harvard College and earned a Master of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
He began his professional life operating a river-rafting company and later joined Columbia Pictures and worked in distribution, marketing and in the office of the President. In February 1989 Mr. di Bonaventura joined Warner Bros. While at Warner Bros., di Bonaventura was involved in over 130 productions. Amongst his biggest commercial and critical successes were: FALLING DOWN (1993), A TIME TO KILL (1996), THE MATRIX (1999), ANALYZE THIS (2000), THE PERFECT STORM (2000), OCEANS ELEVEN (2001), HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001), TRAINING DAY (2001) and SCOOBY DOO (2002).
In January 2003 di Bonaventura formed a production company based at Paramount Pictures. di Bonaventura Pictures most recently produced the hit FOUR BROTHERS, starring Mark Wahlberg, CONSTANTINE starring Keanu Reeves, DERAILED starring Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen and DOOM starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Karl Urban.