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Patty Jenkins


Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for her debut feature Monster, based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, helming the pilot episode of AMC's hit show The Killing and as the director of the upcoming Wonder Woman for Warner Brothers. Patty began her career as a painter at The Cooper Union in New York City. Upon ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Monster
Monster Director
(2003)
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman Director
(2017)
The Killing
The Killing Director
(2011-2012)
Arrested Development
(2004)

Filmography

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 2015 Exposed (TV Movie)
 2013 Betrayal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2013)
 2011-2012 The Killing (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- What I Know (2012)
- Pilot (2011)
 2011 Five (TV Movie) (segment "Pearl")
 2006 Entourage (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Release (2006)
- Crash and Burn (2006)
 2004 Arrested Development (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 Monster
 2001 Velocity Rules (Short)
 2001 Just Drive (Short)
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Show Show Actress (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Other Works:

DVD commentary for Monster (2003) with Charlize Theron and Clark Peterson (2005).

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I was into photography and music probably more than anything. I still think probably music is my real love. I think that it's listening to music that made me want to be a filmmaker. When I was in film school, the second I sat down at a Steenbeck with film that I had just shot and put in music to it, that was it. Instantaneously, I couldn't get enough of it, and it had nothing to do with career or... See more »

Trivia:

In pursuit of writing Monster (2003), Jenkins corresponded with convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who left Jenkins all of her personal letters before Wuornos was executed in Florida. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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