Kathleen Kennedy

Producer, Camera operator, Video editor
Certainly one of the most powerful women in contemporary Hollywood, producer and former Amblin Entertainment president Kathleen Kennedy was associated with a startling percentage of the top 20 highest-grossing American ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1953 in California, USA

Filmography

Producer (76)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Secret World of Arrietty 2012 (Movie)

(English language version) (Executive Producer)

The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

War Horse 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hereafter 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Airbender 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crossing Over 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ponyo 2009 (Movie)

(U.S. Production) (Executive Producer)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Persepolis 2007 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Seabiscuit 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Young Black Stallion 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Signs 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jurassic Park III 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sports Pages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Map of the World 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Olympic Glory 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sixth Sense 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Balto 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bridges of Madison County 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Indian in the Cupboard 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Milk Money 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Far Off Place 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alive 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Schindler's List 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trail Mix-Up 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cape Fear 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rollercoaster Rabbit 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Always 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dad 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tummy Trouble 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Land Before Time 1988 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Batteries Not Included 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Empire of the Sun 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

An American Tail 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Poltergeist 1982 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

It's in the Bag (TV Show)

Producer

The Special Relationship (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Executive (6)

Back to the Future 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Production Executive

Family Dog 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Production Executive

Fievel's American Tails 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Production Executive

It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Production Executive

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

(USA) (Production Executive)

A Wish For Wings That Work (TV Show)

Production Executive
Actor (1)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Other (3)

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

(to Steven Spielberg) (Assistant)

1941 1979 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

The Heidi Chronicles (TV Show)

Assistant

Biography

Certainly one of the most powerful women in contemporary Hollywood, producer and former Amblin Entertainment president Kathleen Kennedy was associated with a startling percentage of the top 20 highest-grossing American films, some of which were Oscar-nominated Best Picture nominees. After impressing director Steven Spielberg as a production assistant on "1941" (1979) and meeting future husband and producing partner Frank Marshall on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), Kennedy co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Spielberg, one of the most successful production companies in the history of the industry. As president, producer and occasionally executive producer, Kennedy oversaw an impressive array of motion pictures, from "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), "Back to the Future" (1985) and "The Color Purple" (1985) to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (1988), "Jurassic Park" (1993) and "Schindler's List" (1993). In 1992, Kennedy and Marshall branched off on their own to form The Kennedy/Marshall Company, where they continued their success with "The Sixth Sense" (1999), "Signs" (2003), "Seabiscuit" (2003) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008). Of course, Kennedy maintained her working partnership with Spielberg on such critical and commercial hits as "Munich" (2005), "War of the Worlds" (2005), and "War Horse" (2011). When George Lucas picked her as his successor in 2012 to run Lucasfilm, it only added to Kennedy's legend as one of Hollywood's most powerful and successful producers.

Relationships

Frank Marshall

Husband
met c. 1980 on the set of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" began dating two years later co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Kennedy and Steven Spielberg married in 1987 formed The Kennedy/Marshall Group

EDUCATION

San Diego State University

San Diego , California 1975
Originally majored in nursing

Milestones

2008

Co-produced "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best motion picture of the year

2008

Produced the fourth installment of the adventure series, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

2007

Produced "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," which is based on the French memoir Le scaphandre et le papillon by Jean-Dominique Bauby; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Feature

2005

Produced Steven Spielberg's "Munich," based on the tragic aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture

2003

Co-Produced "Seabiscuit," which starred William H. Macy; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Picture

1999

Co-produced the hit thriller "The Sixth Sense"; received Oscar nomination for Best Picture

1998

With Marshall, signed development deal with CBS for a one-hour drama series

1997

Executive produced Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

1996

Served as a producer on the box-office hit "Twister"

1995

Was a producer on "The Bridges of Madison County"

1995

Produced the Frank Marshall directed, "Congo"

1994

Served as an executive producer on the live-action "The Flintstones"

1992

With husband Marshall struck a non-exclusive three-year deal to develop and produce films for Paramount

1991

First TV credit as production executive, "Back to the Future," an animated spin-off series

1987

TV debut as executive producer, "China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun" a CBS documentary special

1984

Formed Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall; served as president

1984

First executive producer credit, "Gremlins"

1982

First full producer credit, "E.T."

1981

Credited as associate producer and assistant to Steven Spielberg on "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

1979

Worked as a production assistant on Steven Spielberg's "1941"

Worked with producer-writer-director John Milius

Worked as a camera operator, video editor, floor director and news production coordinator at San Diego TV station KCST while still college student

Became interested in filmmaking in high school when she took a class in 8mm film and videotape production

Relocated to L.A.

Grew up in Weaverville and Redding, California

Produced a local talk show, "You're On", for four years on KCST

Bonus Trivia

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Named the co-chair and successor to George Lucas at Lucasfilm, his famed film studio, in June 2012.

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