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Barry Jenkins (III)


Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Moonlight (2016), Medicine for Melancholy (2008) and My Josephine (2003). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonlight
Moonlight Writer
(2016)
My Josephine
My Josephine Writer
(2003)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (9 credits)
 2016/I Moonlight (screenplay by)
 2011 Chlorophyl (Short) (writer)
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Remigration (2011)
 2009 Tall Enough (Short)
 2009 A Young Couple (Short)
 2008 Medicine for Melancholy (writer)
 2003 Little Brown Boy (Short) (writer)
 2003 My Josephine (Short) (writer)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (19 credits)

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[how Zui hao de shi guang (2005) influenced Moonlight (2016)] I first saw "Three Times" at the 2005 Telluride Film Festival. It was wonderful, Roger Ebert introduced the film. He loved it and thankfully gushed over it in a way that didn't hype such a delicate film. (...) The structure of "Three Times" is the sole impetus for the structure of "Moonlight." The source material the film originated ... See more »

Trivia:

Favorite part of the filmmaking process is hands-on production which is where his real creative energy emerges. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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