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Kathleen Kennedy Biography

Birth Place:
Berkeley, California, United States
Profession
Producer

Fast Facts

  • Father was a district judge in Shasta County, CA
  • Started working at a local San Diego television station, KCST, during her senior year of college
  • Worked as a production assistant for screenwriter John Milius on 1941 (1979); she met director Steven Spielberg on the set
  • Founded Amblin Entertainment with Spielberg and her husband, producer Frank Marshall, in 1981
  • Sponsors the Kathleen Kennedy Production Grant at her alma mater, San Diego State University, to lend financial assistance to student films

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2012Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Pictures: winner
  • 2012Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2012Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: nominated
  • 2009Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2008Independent Spirit Awards-Best Feature: nominated
  • 2008Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: nominated
  • 2008Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2005Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2003Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2000Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2000BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 1999Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1985Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1983BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 1982Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated

Relationships

  • Lillian Dione Marshall -- Daughter
  • Meghan Marshall -- Daughter
  • Donald R. Kennedy -- Father
  • Dede Kennedy -- Mother
  • Connie Kennedy -- Sister
  • Dana Middleton-Silberstein -- Sister