Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American movie director, movie producer, screenwriter and television director. She won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Saturn Award for her movie The Hurt Locker. She is known for her movies such as Point Break, Near Dark, Strange Days, and Zero Dark Thirty.
Bigelow was born on November 27, 1951 in San Carlos, California. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and at Columbia University. She was married to James Cameron from 1989 until they divorced in 1991.