Patty Jenkins

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Patty Jenkins
Patty Jenkins at the 2018 Comic-Con International.jpg
Jenkins at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Patricia Lea Jenkins

(1971-07-24) July 24, 1971 (age 47)
Alma materCooper Union
Occupation
  • Movie director
  • screenwriter
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
Sam Sheridan (m. 2007)
Children1

Patricia Lea "Patty" Jenkins[1] (born July 24, 1971)[2] is an American movie director and screenwriter. She is known for directing Monster (2003) and Wonder Woman (2017) and will direct the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 (2019).

In 2011, Jenkins received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot of The Killing.[3]

Early life[change | change source]

Jenkins was born July 24, 1971 at an air force base in Victorville, California.[4][5] Her father was William T. Jenkins, an Air Force captain and fighter pilot who earned a Silver Star in the Vietnam War. Her mother was Emily Roth, who worked in San Francisco as an environmental scientist.[6] She has an older sister, Elaine Roth.[4] She lived in Lawrence, Kansas from when she was in kindergarten through her junior year of high school.[7]

Personal life[change | change source]

In 2007, Jenkins married Sam Sheridan. Sheridan is a former firefighter, and he is the author of the book A Fighter's Heart.[6] Jenkins and Sheridan have a son.[8] They live in Santa Monica, California.[1]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1996 A Modern Affair No No No Second Assistant Camera
2001 Velocity Rules Yes Yes No Short film
2003 Monster Yes Yes No
2017 Wonder Woman Yes No No
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Yes Yes Yes Post-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Director Executive
Producer
Actress Notes
2004 Arrested Development Yes No No Episode: "The One Where They Build a House"
2006 Entourage Yes No No Episodes: "Crash and Burn" and "The Release"
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program No No Yes Role: Jill Talley;
Episode: "Fetus Don't Fail Me Now"[9]
2011 Five Yes No No Television film; segment: "Pearl"
2011–2012 The Killing Yes No No Episodes: "Pilot" and "What I Know"
2013 Betrayal Yes Yes No Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Exposed Yes Yes No Unaired pilot[10]
2019 I Am the Night Yes Yes No Episodes: "Pilot" and "Phenomenon of Interference"

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2001 Telluride Indiefest Short Film Winner Velocity Rules Won
2004 American Film Institute Franklin J. Schaffner Award Recipient Herself Won
2004 Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award Monster Nominated
2004 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Screenplay Monster Nominated
2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature
(Shared with producers Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, and Brad Wyman.)
Monster Won
2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Monster Nominated
2004 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Monster Nominated
2005 Robert Awards Best American Film Monster Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series The Killing (episode "Pilot") Nominated
2011 LA Femme International Film Festival Visionary Award Herself Won
2012 Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series The Killing (episode "Pilot") Won
2012 Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Mini-Series
(Shared with: Jennifer Aniston (Segment "Mia"), Alicia Keys (Segment "Lili"), Demi Moore (Segment "Charlotte"), and Penelope Spheeris (Segment "Cheyanne").)
Five Nominated
2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards Impact Award Wonder Woman Won
2017 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards Steve Friedman Award Wonder Woman Won
2017 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Film Wonder Woman Nominated
2018 Saturn Awards Best Director Wonder Woman Nominated
2018 EDA Female Focus Awards Best Woman Director Wonder Woman Nominated
2018 EDA Female Focus Awards Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry Wonder Woman Nominated
2018 Cannes Film Festival Kering Women in Motion Award Recipient Herself Won
2018 Empire Awards Best Director Wonder Woman Nominated
2018 Dorian Awards Wilde Artist of the Year Herself Nominated
2018 Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
(Shared with Allan Heinberg (screenplay/story), Zack Snyder (story), and Jason Fuchs (story).)
Wonder Woman Won
2018 National Board of Review Awards Spotlight Award
(Shared with Gal Gadot)
Wonder Woman Won
2018 North Texas Film Critics Association Best Director Wonder Woman Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Siegel, Tatiana (May 31, 2017). "The Complex Gender Politics of the 'Wonder Woman' Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  2. "The Birth of Patricia Jenkins". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Archived from the original on July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. "The Killing Nabs Six Emmy Noms, Including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series". AMC. July 28, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 del Barco, Mandalit (June 2, 2017). "'When Time Was New': 'Wonder Woman' Brings Sunlight To The DC Universe". New Hampshire Public Radio. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017. She was born in 1971 on an Air Force base in Victorville, Calif. Her father had been an F4 fighter pilot during Vietnam. And the family moved around a lot - Cambodia, Thailand and Kansas after he died. In Lawrence, Jenkins' mother worked as an environmental scientist, raising two daughters as a single mother. Elaine Roth remembers her little sister Patty...
  5. "Patty Jenkins". Moviefone. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Patty Jenkins, Sam Sheridan". The New York Times. September 2, 2007. Archived from the original on July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  7. Niccum, Jon (January 16, 2004). "How to build a 'Monster'". Lawrence Journal-World. Kansas. Archived from the original on June 17, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  8. Rosen, Lisa (Winter 2013). "Natural-Born Director". DGA Quarterly.
  9. Frese, David (June 1, 2017). "Don't stop believin': Patty Jenkins' journey from Lawrence to 'Wonder Woman'". Kansas City Star.
  10. Littleton, Cynthia (February 28, 2014). "Brian F. O'Byrne Joins ABC Drama 'Exposed'". The Hollywood Reporter.

Other websites[change | change source]

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