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Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a producer and director, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Moonlight (2016) and The Underground Railroad (2021). See full bio »

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Moonlight
Thu, Aug 11 8:15 AM PDT on SHOBET (555)
If Beale Street Could Talk
Tue, Aug 16 11:00 AM PDT on BHER (182)

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 98 wins & 146 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Moonlight Director
(2016)
(2021)
(2008)

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Hide Hide Show Show Producer (13 credits)
  Flint Strong (producer) (post-production)
 2022/II Aftersun (producer)
 2021 The Underground Railroad (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Chapter 10: Mabel (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 9: Indiana Winter (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 6: Tennessee - Proverbs (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2020 I Wish You Would (Short) (executive producer)
 2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (executive producer)
 2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (associate producer: Kickstarter)
 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2014 Inside Voices (Short) (producer)
 2014 30 for 30 Shorts (TV Series documentary short) (co-producer - 1 episode)
- The High Five (2014) ... (co-producer)
 2014 The High Five (Documentary short) (producer)
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 ... (executive producer)
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Remigration (2011) ... (producer)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Moonlight (2016) playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney] and I are this kid. We are Chiron. And you don't think that kid grows up to be nominated for eight Academy Awards. It's not a dream he's allowed to have. I still feel that way. I didn't think this was possible. But now I look at other people looking at me and if I didn't think it was possible, how are they going to? But now it's happened. So ... See more »

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Does not storyboard, opting instead for straightforward shot lists. See more »

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