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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 5 June 1953Berkeley, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Kathleen Kennedy was born on June 5, 1953 in Berkeley, California, USA. She is a producer, known for Schindler's List (1993), Back to the Future (1985) and The Sixth Sense (1999). She has been married to Frank Marshall since 1987. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Frank Marshall (1987 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Elected to interim presidency of Producers Guild of America in 2001, following resignation of Thom Mount. Term runs through 2002.
Graduated from Shasta High School in Redding, California.
Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch) [2002-]
Twin sister of Connie Kennedy.
Got her first producing job on the low-budget Steven Spielberg blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and, to this day, frequently works as a producer on many of his films, including Schindler's List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and Munich (2005).
2007 - Ranked #31 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
Daughter-in-law of Jack Marshall.
Sister-in-law of Phil Marshall.
Named co-chairman, with George Lucas, of "Lucasfilm".
California: Co-chair of Lucasfilm with 'George Lucas'. [October 2012]

Personal Quotes (2)

Believe and set your sights on the fact that you can do it. It's certainly a goal any woman can have, just like any man.
But what I always find interesting is when you take the areas of writing, producing and directing. I don't think there's a great deal of discrimination -- although I'm completely perplexed and confused as to why there aren't more women. For instance, if we're looking for new, young directors, which is something we do all the time, we certainly never go look at films because they're directed by a man or a woman. We look at films because they are winning awards, they're good, and it has nothing to do with gender. And women certainly have equal opportunity to get into a university like UCLA or USC, to get into the film department, to take the same courses to allow them to make films, to deal with a whole gamut of subject matter, and yet I don't know what happens. There's something that happens in the process of getting there that seems to turn many women away.

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