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Overview (4)

Born in Hanford, California, USA
Birth NameJacqueline Grace Kong
Nickname Queen Kong
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jackie Kong is a director, producer, and screenwriter known for irreverent comedy and over-the-top horror films. In 1983, she made her feature film debut as director with the low-budget drive-in horror film The Being, which starred Martin Landau and Jose Ferrer. In 1984, she followed up by directing and co-writing the comedy Night Patrol, featuring Linda Blair, about a Los Angeles policeman moonlighting as a stand-up comedian. Kong received a Platinum Video award from the RIAA for Night Patrol, which became a college-party film staple. Night Patrol was a major worldwide theatrical success, setting the stage for Kong to direct the comedic cult horror film Blood Diner, released in 1987.

Kong added her comedic flair to Blood Diner, changing the traditional horror film into a gore fest with outrageous effects and comedy, ultimately pioneering a new sub-genre of horror film. The fact that Blood Diner was directed by a woman blew audience' and critics' minds. She followed that with another comedy, The Underachievers.

Kong's films are always irreverent, inventive, shocking, and funny. Weirdly, she enjoyed making the horror films much more than the comedies. "Making a monster movie was actually more fun than making a comedy," she says. "People watched the comedies and because they're laughing, think it must have been so much fun, when in fact that was harder work than making a monster movie. There's something about getting everyone in makeup and costumes and creating a hyper reality, that's so much more fun. Both are tough crowds to surprise."Writer/director/producer Jackie Kong made a handful of enjoyably low-budget pictures throughout the 80s. She was born on June 14 in Hanford, California and grew up in Benedict Canyon above Beverly Hills. Kong made her film debut with the entertainingly tacky killer toxic mutant monster horror feature "The Being." The cast for this flick includes Jose Ferror, Ruth Buzzi, Dorothy Malone, and Martin Landau. Jackie next made the hilariously stupid comedy "Night Patrol" starring Linda Blair, Murray "The Unknown Comic" Langston, and Pat Paulsen. Both "The Being" and "Night Patrol" were produced by Kong's then husband Bill Osco of "Flesh Gordon" infamy; Osco also appears in "The Being" acting under the pseudonym Rexx Coltrane. Her next film was the outrageously campy and gory "Blood Diner," which was an affectionate tongue-in-cheek tribute to the notorious Herschell Gordon Lewis splatter landmark "Blood Feast." Her last movie to date was the amusingly dopey slapstick farce "The Underachievers." Moreover, Jackie Kong also directed and produced episodes of the short-lived TV series "Karaoke Nights." Her films have played worldwide theatrical to acclaim and financial success. and have developed a loyal "cult " following.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Heidi Honeycutt and woodyanders

Spouse (3)

Wolf S. (2008 - present)
Bill Osco (? - ?)
Kevin Driver (? - 2007) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Comedy
Horror
Horror Comedy

Trivia (7)

Has three sisters and one brother.
Her mother Anita was a friend of Marlon Brando.
Made her first film at age 23.
Has two daughters.
Served as the Executive Director of the non-profit organization Asian-American Media Development from 1995 to 2001.
Her third husband Wolf is a rocket scientist.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Real Estate Agent [January 2010]

Personal Quotes (2)

I try never to insult my audience. That's my number one goal. I try to treat my audience as though they're very smart and will know my next move unless I'm clever enough to surprise them.
I don't view myself as this shrinking violet director.

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