Karyn Kusama


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Karyn Kusama was born on March 21, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for The Invitation (2015), Girlfight (2000) and Destroyer (2018). She has been married to Phil Hay since October 2006. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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The Invitation Director
(2015)
Girlfight Director
(2000)
Destroyer Director
(2018)
Yellowjackets Director
(2021-2022)

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 2022 Sexy Beast (TV Series) (1 episode) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2023 Dead Ringers (TV Series) (1 episode) (post-production)
 2021 Yellowjackets (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2021)
 2021 In Treatment (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Brooke - Week 5 (2021)
- Laila - Week 5 (2021)
- Colin - Week 5 (2021)
- Eladio - Week 5 (2021)
 2020 The Outsider (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2018 Destroyer
 2014-2017 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Ten of Swords (2017)
- The Threshold (2016)
 2016-2017 Billions (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Golden Frog Time (2017)
- Quality of Life (2016)
 2017 XX (segment "Her Only Living Son", directed by)
 2015-2016 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Land O' Smiles (2016)
- End of the World (2015)
 2016 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Night and Day (2016)
 2016 Casual (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Big Green Egg (2016)
 2015 Chicago Fire (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2015/I The Invitation (directed by)
 2013/I Speechless (Short)
 2007 The L Word (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Little Boy Blue (2007)
 2005 Æon Flux
 2000 Girlfight
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Spouse:

Phil Hay  (1 child)

Children:

Hay, Michio

Parents:

Kusama, Haruo | Kusama, Susan
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I think Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is one of the greatest art films of all time. [2016] See more »

Trivia:

Except for Girlfight (2000) and Jennifer's Body (2009), all of her feature films as of 2022 have been written by her husband Phil Hay and his writing partner Matt Manfredi.

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