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Barry Jenkins (III)


Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Moonlight (2016), Medicine for Melancholy (2008) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 70 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonlight Director
(2016)
(2008)
My Josephine Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 Dear White People (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chapter V (2017)
 2016/I Moonlight
 2011 Chlorophyl (Short)
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Remigration (2011)
 2009 Tall Enough (Short)
 2009 A Young Couple (Short)
 2003 Little Brown Boy (Short)
 2003 My Josephine (Short)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[how Zui hao de shi guang (2005) influenced Moonlight (2016)] I first saw "Three Times" at the 2005 Telluride Film Festival. It was wonderful, Roger Ebert introduced the film. He loved it and thankfully gushed over it in a way that didn't hype such a delicate film. (...) The structure of "Three Times" is the sole impetus for the structure of "Moonlight." The source material the film originated ... See more »

Trivia:

Favorite part of the filmmaking process is hands-on production which is where his real creative energy emerges. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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