Cary Joji Fukunaga

American filmmaker

Cary Joji Fukunaga (born July 10, 1977)[1] is an American filmmaker and television director. He directed the 2011 movie version of Jane Eyre. He also directed the first season of the HBO series True Detective. He became the first director of Asian descent to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

Cary Joji Fukunaga
A picture of Fukunaga as he looks away from the camera
Fukunaga in 2018
Born (1977-07-10) July 10, 1977 (age 45)
Alameda, California, U.S.
ResidenceNew York City, U.S.
  • Director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • cinematographer
Years active2003–present

He also directed the 2015 war drama Beasts of No Nation.[2]


  1. "Cary J Fukunaga – California Birth Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  2. Polowy, Kevin (September 18, 2015). "15 Early Oscar Contenders Coming Out of Toronto, Telluride, and Venice". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved September 19, 2015.