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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 March 1973New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameLawrence John Duplass Jr.
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jay Duplass, along with his brother, Mark Duplass, first made a name for himself writing and directing several award-winning short films. His first feature film was the Sundance 2005 breakout hit "The Puffy Chair," which went on to win the Audience Award at SXSW and receive two Independent Spirit Award nominations. The film was released theatrically by Roadside Attractions and Netflix in 2006. "Baghead," the brothers' second feature film, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2008 for theatrical and DVD release. Fox Searchlight recently released the Duplass Brothers' first studio feature, "Cyrus," starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei, which has garnered rave reviews. Their latest project "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," stars Jason Segal, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon. Jay is also a father, husband, runner and documentarian.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (1)

He is of part Cajun (French) ancestry.

Personal Quotes (7)

(On Raising Arizona) It really was the root of everything that Mark and I always hold ourselves to in making movies. That is to say that Raising Arizona is the most inspired movie that I have ever seen.
I loved movies. They inspired me more than anything growing up and wanted to do for others what those movies have done for me. I do a lot of other creative stuff but am not very good at it.
I guess I need a hobby. Currently my primary hobby is complaining.
I do own a unicycle, which I use for workout purposes as opposed to doing tricks.
Everyone I know who is having success in film right now is there because of persistence.
Filmmaking is a very complex form - ya know, acting, lighting, screenwriting, storytelling, music, editing - all these things have to come together.
I went to film school at UT Austin. I learned a lot, and that school's good for puking up all your bad movies early and quick. But ultimately, no one can teach you to be an artist.

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