Patty Jenkins

As an assistant cameraperson for over six years, writer-director Patty Jenkins learned the ropes of the entertainment industry the hard way: through long hours of toil. But unlike most first time directors, Jenkins knew ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1971 in Kansas, USA

Filmography

Director (5)

Betrayal 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Entourage 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Monster 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Velocity Rules 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Five (TV Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Monster 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

The Possibility of Fireflies (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

As an assistant cameraperson for over six years, writer-director Patty Jenkins learned the ropes of the entertainment industry the hard way: through long hours of toil. But unlike most first time directors, Jenkins knew the ins and outs of working on set before directing her first feature, "Monster" (2003), the true-life story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute executed in 2002 in Florida after being convicted of murdering six men. Despite her inexperience as a director, Jenkins elicited a bravura performance from her lead actress, Charlize Theron, who created a tremendous amount of Oscar buzz.

EDUCATION

New York’s Cooper Union

New York , New York

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

2000 - 2000
Graduated 2000

Milestones

2003

Directed first major motion picture "Monster," with Charlize Theron playing Aileen Wuornos. Based on the true story of a female serial killer executed by lethal injection in 2002

2001

While at AFI, made five short films including "Velocity Rules"; selected in the shorts program at the 2001 AFI Fest

Worked as an assistant cameraperson for six years on commercials and music videos in New York

Moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute's Directing Program

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