Patricia Lea "Patty" Jenkins (born July 24, 1971) 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).
Jenkins at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Patricia Lea Jenkins
July 24, 1971
|Alma mater||Cooper Union|
Sam Sheridan (m. 2007)
Jenkins was born July 24, 1971 at an air force base in Victorville, California. 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. She has an older sister, Elaine Roth. She lived in Lawrence, Kansas from when she was in kindergarten through her junior year of high school.
In 2007, Jenkins married Sam Sheridan. Sheridan is a former firefighter, and he is the author of the book A Fighter's Heart. Jenkins and Sheridan have a son. They live in Santa Monica, California.
|1996||A Modern Affair||No||No||No||Second Assistant Camera|
|2001||Velocity Rules||Yes||Yes||No||Short film|
|2020||Wonder Woman 1984||Yes||Yes||Yes||Post-production|
|2023||Star Wars: Rogue Squadron||Yes||Yes||No|
|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"
|2011||Five||Yes||No||No||Television film; segment: "Pearl"|
|2011–2012||The Killing||Yes||No||No||Episodes: "Pilot" and "What I Know"|
|2019||I Am the Night||Yes||Yes||No||Episodes: "Pilot" and "Phenomenon of Interference"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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.)
|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").)
|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).)
|2018||National Board of Review Awards||Spotlight Award
(Shared with Gal Gadot)
|2018||North Texas Film Critics Association||Best Director||Wonder Woman||Nominated|
- 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.
- "The Birth of Patricia Jenkins". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Archived from the original on July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "The Killing Nabs Six Emmy Noms, Including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series". AMC. July 28, 2011. Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- 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...
- "Patty Jenkins". Moviefone. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- "Patty Jenkins, Sam Sheridan". The New York Times. September 2, 2007. Archived from the original on July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- 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.
- Rosen, Lisa (Winter 2013). "Natural-Born Director". DGA Quarterly.
- Frese, David (June 1, 2017). "Don't stop believin': Patty Jenkins' journey from Lawrence to 'Wonder Woman'". Kansas City Star.
- Littleton, Cynthia (February 28, 2014). "Brian F. O'Byrne Joins ABC Drama 'Exposed'". The Hollywood Reporter.
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