Kevin Smith

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Kevin Patrick Smith
  • Birth Place: Highlands, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/02/1970, Leo
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; actor; producer; comic-book writer
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Kevin Smith Fast Facts:
  • Briefly attended Vancouver Film School and went to work at a convenience store in Leonardo, N.J. 
  • Was inspired to write his breakthrough movie, Clerks, after watching Slacker, Richard Linklater's 1991 independent comedy.
  • Filmed Clerks in three weeks at the convenience store where he worked for only $27,575; raised part of the budget by selling his extensive comic-book collection.
  • Served as executive producer on Ben Affleck's Good Will Hunting, with whom he often works (Chasing Amy; Jersey Girl). 
  • Secretly married his wife at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.
  • Named daughter Harley Quinn after The Joker's girlfriend in the Batman comic books.
  • Wrote Daredevil, Green Arrow and Spider-Man comics.
  • Received honorary doctorates of humane letters from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2000 and Montclair State University in 2004.
  • In 2010, was famously forced to leave a Southwest Airlines flight for being overweight.
  • Kevin Smith Relationships:
  • Donald Smith - Father
  • Jennifer Schwalbach Smith - Wife
  • Joey Lauren Adams - Ex-significant Other
  • Harley Quinn Smith - Daughter
  • Grace Smith - Mother
  • Donald Smith Jr. - Brother
  • Virginia Smith - Sister
  • Kevin Smith Awards:
  • 1994 Sundance Film Festival: Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended The New School for Social Research, New York, NY; Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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