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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 September 1973Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameAlexandra Forbes Kerry
Nicknames Alex

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Kerry is an actor, film producer, director, author and leads Creative Strategy as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, a communications strategy consultancy.

Her experience in the entertainment industry includes work as a co-founder, creative director and director at Fictional Pictures as well as managing director at FTI Consulting.

Her short film "The Last Full Measure" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won several awards at film festivals across the world. The film was in collection at The Lost Angeles County Museum of Art. She is also the co - producer of the award winning HBO documentary "Be Like Others" (HBO - winner of a Teddy award at the Berlin Film Festival).

As a television director, her experience ranges from the commercial; she was part of the team that created the MTV hit "The Hills" to the pilot for the dark comedy "The Forest." Alex was attached to direct "The Hazards of Good Breeding" at Beacon Pictures.

As a creative Strategy Consultant at FTI Consulting, Alex works with Fortune 500 clients through new forms of advertising in a range of mediums: designing and developing campaigns, creating video and film narratives, and devising online experiences.

Her commercial and short film directing portfolio includes: a Coca-Cola spot for their international sustainability campaign, episodic pieces for HSBC, digital and strategy work for Duane Reade, Dow, REEBOK and various fashion brands. Alex also developed and directed video vignettes for a nationwide Allstate documentary campaign that took a comprehensive look at the economic condition and prospects of the Millennial Generation entering the workforce in 2010.

She is the author of the book "Notes from the Trail," a book of images and vignettes from her father's 2004 presidential campaign. The book's images are taken from 300 hours of film footage she shot during the 2-year campaign cycle.

Alex studied anthropology and modern culture and media at Brown University. In 2004, she graduated from the directing program at the AFI Conservatory after receiving the Richard Rogers award for excellence in directing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Julien Dobbs-Higginson (? - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Daughter of John Kerry and Julia Thorne.
Studied anthropology and television at Brown University before attending the American Film Institute.
Showed up at the Cannes Festival 2004 wearing a black dress that did not survive the glare of numerous photographer's flashes.
Younger stepsister of Chris Heinz, André Heintz and John Heinz IV.
Older sister of Vanessa Kerry.
Stepdaughter of Teresa Heinz Kerry.
Working on a documentary based on her father's presidential election campaign. [June 2005]
Serving as Executive Director of Tar Films. She is producing The End of America (2008) and _The Jena 6 (2009)_, among others. [February 2008]
Daughter Isabelle Hoggins born on March 3rd 2014.

Personal Quotes (10)

A journalist is supposed to present an unbiased portrait of an event, a view devoid of intimate emotions. This is impossible, of course. The framing of an image, by its very composition, represents a choice. The photographer chooses what to show and what to exclude.
I didn't grow up in public life. I lived with my mother in Boston, not in Washington, DC, so I was somewhat sheltered from that.
It's taken some getting used to, that my father actually is a hero.
I got involved in Gateway National Park and just became fascinated with gardens.
To every little girl, her father is a hero. My father actually is one.
My relationship with the journalists who covered the campaign was complicated. I often hid from the critical eye of their cameras and their omnipresent digital recorders, wary of the critique implicit in every captured moment. But I also grew to respect and understand their passion for their work, their love for the journey we were sharing.
Words have great cumulative power, but in the 21st century, a single image is much stronger. An image suggests the unvarnished truth. That is its power and its fiction.
In 2004, I joined my father, John Kerry, on the trail in his bid for the United States presidency.
I think my dad would make an incredible president, and it would be great if he'd run again. But personally, for our family, part of me is glad that he didn't. We lost our mother recently, and we need to focus on ourselves.
I think the press gets lazy once a certain kind of image is out there. It just adheres, rather than the press trying to break that down.

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