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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 & 67 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonlight
Moonlight Writer
(2016)
My Josephine
My Josephine Writer
(2003)
Tall Enough
Tall Enough Writer
(2009)

Filmography

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 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 Self (18 credits)

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the cinematography of Moonlight (2016)] Cinema is a little over 100 years old, and a lot of what we do is built around film emulsion. Those things were calibrated for white skin. We've always put powder on skin to dull the light. But my memory of growing up in Miami is this moist, beautiful black skin. So we used oil. I wanted everyone's skin to have a sheen to reflect my memory. [2017] See more »

Trivia:

When he first got into film, his passion was for French and Asian New Wave cinema. He would always head straight for the Foreign Films section of his local Blockbuster and devour all he could afford. After he espied a photo of Quentin Tarantino on the VHS jacket for Chungking Express (1994) his curiosity was immediately piqued, and once he saw that movie he knew that he had to become a filmmaker. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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