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Barry Jenkins (III)


Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Moonlight (2016), Medicine for Melancholy (2008) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 69 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonlight
Moonlight Director
(2016)
Medicine for Melancholy
(2008)
My Josephine
My Josephine Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 Dear White People (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chapter V (2017)
 2016/I Moonlight
 2011 Chlorophyl (Short)
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Remigration (2011)
 2009 Tall Enough (Short)
 2009 A Young Couple (Short)
 2003 Little Brown Boy (Short)
 2003 My Josephine (Short)
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his next film project "If Beale Street Could Talk"] [Author] James Baldwin is a man of and ahead of his time; his interrogations of the American consciousness have remained relevant to this day. To translate the power of Tish and Fonny's love to the screen in Baldwin's image is a dream I've long held dear. Working alongside the Baldwin Estate, I'm excited to finally make that dream come true.... See more »

Trivia:

When he first got into film, his passion was for French and Asian New Wave cinema. He would always head straight for the Foreign Films section of his local Blockbuster and devour all he could afford. After he espied a photo of Quentin Tarantino on the VHS jacket for Chungking Express (1994) his curiosity was immediately piqued, and once he saw that movie he knew that he had to become a filmmaker. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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