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Barry Jenkins (III)


Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Moonlight (2016), Medicine for Melancholy (2008) and My Josephine (2003). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonlight
Moonlight Writer
(2016)
My Josephine
My Josephine Writer
(2003)
Tall Enough
Tall Enough Writer
(2009)

Filmography

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 2016/I Moonlight (screenplay by)
 2011 Chlorophyl (Short) (writer)
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Remigration (2011)
 2009 Tall Enough (Short)
 2009 A Young Couple (Short)
 2008 Medicine for Melancholy (writer)
 2003 Little Brown Boy (Short) (writer)
 2003 My Josephine (Short) (writer)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (18 credits)

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his next film project "If Beale Street Could Talk"] [Author] James Baldwin is a man of and ahead of his time; his interrogations of the American consciousness have remained relevant to this day. To translate the power of Tish and Fonny's love to the screen in Baldwin's image is a dream I've long held dear. Working alongside the Baldwin Estate, I'm excited to finally make that dream come true.... See more »

Trivia:

Does not storyboard, opting instead for straightforward shot lists. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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