The Basketball Diaries writer and poet Jim Carroll was present at his birth and cut his umbilical cord.
Spent some of his childhood years on a commune.
Met photographer Larry Clark in Washington Square Park and, after impressing him with his film knowledge, gave him his screenplay for Kids (1995).
After watching Gummo (1997), director Werner Herzog declared Korine was "the future of American cinema" and became his mentor.
After several rambling appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, Korine was banned from reappearing after Letterman claims he rifled through Meryl Streep's purse backstage.
Collaborated with street magician David Blaine on a documentary project that involved Korine provoking fights with strangers. The project was called off due to Korine's injuries and arrests related to the fights.
Outside of filmmaking, his creative endeavors include directing a video for Sonic Youth, publishing the books A Crackup At The Race Riot (1998) and Pass The Bitch Chicken (2002), doing an art installation with Johnny Depp, writing lyrics for Björk and exhibiting a solo show of paintings and drawings at Gagosian Gallery.
1996, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Nominee
2000, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee
Rachel Korine — Wife
Chloë Sevigny — Ex-significant Other
Sol Korine — Father
Lefty Bell Korine — Daughter
Eve Korine — Mother
Avi Korine — Brother
Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States