Kathleen Kennedy Biography

Kathleen Kennedy

Quick Facts Of Kathleen Kennedy

Celebrated Name Kathleen Kennedy
Age 66 Years
Nick Name N/A
Birth Name Kathleen Kennedy
Birth Date 1953-06-05
Gender Female
Profession Film Producer
Place Of Birth Berkeley, California, U.S
Nationality American
Birth Nation United States of America
Famous For Film Producer
Horoscope Gemini
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Frank Marshall
Children Two
Father Donald R. Kennedy
Mother Dione Marie
Siblings Two
Religion Will Update Soon...
Height 5 feet 3½ inches
Weight Will Update Soon...
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $150 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia,Twitter

Kathleen Kennedy is an American prominent film producer and the current president of Lucasfilm. Her first film as a producer was the Extra-Terrestrial. She co-founded The Kennedy/Marshall Company with her husband Frank Marshall in 1992. She has participated in the making of over 60 films that garnered 8 Academy Award nominations and over $11 billion worldwide, including three of the highest-grossing films in motion picture history. Let's know more about her through this article.

What is Kathleen Kennedy famous for?

  • An American film producer.

Where is Kathleen Kennedy born?

Recalling her early life, Kathleen was born in Berkeley, California, the U.S. in the year 1953. She is of American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Her birth sign is Gemini. 

She was born to Donald R. Kennedy who was a judge and attorney, and Dione Marie, a one-time theater actress. She has two siblings her twin sister Connie who is an executive producer of the Virtual Production company Profile Studios and Dana Middleton-Silberstein, a tv host and anchor, and press secretary/communications director for former Governor Gary Locke (D-WA).

Where did Kathleen Kennedy go for education?

Concerning her education details, She graduated from Shasta High School in Redding, California in 1971. She later attended the San Diego State University where she majored in telecommunications and film. 

In her final year, she got employed at a local San Diego TV station, where she worked in various roles including a video editor, floor director, camera operator and finally KCST news production coordinator.

When did Kathleen Kennedy begin her filming career?

  • After her employment with KCST, she produced a local talk show entitled You're On for the station for four years before moving to Los Angeles. 
  • In Los Angeles, He secured her first film production job working as an assistant to John Milius, who at the time was executive producer of Spielberg's 1941 (1979).
  • During the production of 1941, while working for screenwriter John Milius, she came to the attention of Steven Spielberg, who hired Kennedy as his assistant.
  • Both Spielberg and she agreed she was a terrible typist who was kept on only because of her good production ideas. She was credited as an associate to Spielberg on Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), then associate producer on Spielberg's production of Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist (1982).
  • She began receiving producer credit with Spielberg on the major box-office hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and continued serving the role on most of his films for the next three decades. 
  • In 1982, she helped co-found and run the production company Amblin Entertainment with Spielberg and her future husband Frank Marshall.
  •  She also produced Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) with George Lucas and Frank Marshall and appeared in the film's opening sequence as a dancer.
  • Following her work on the Indiana Jones films, she rose to become one of Hollywood's leading producers. With Amblin, she produced the Back to the Future trilogy, collaborating with such directors as Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, Barry Levinson, and Clint Eastwood.
  • During the 1980s and 1990s, She served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute and in 1991 was a Grimmy Award recipient in recognition for her outstanding support of student film making. She was also an Honorary Chairperson of the institute.
  • In 1995, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.
  • In 2007, she was the first recipient of Women in Film's Paltrow Mentorship Award, for showing extraordinary commitment to mentoring and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and executives.
  • She was a producer on Spielberg's films: War of the Worlds and Munich (both 2005), the latter of which earned her an Academy Award nomination. 
  • Marshall and she were producers for the US versions of two Studio Ghibli animated features Ponyo (2009) and The Secret World of Arrietty (2012).  She also produced Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), which was nominated for seven Golden Globes and twelve Academy Awards.
  • In 2018, Her contract to remain, president of Lucasfilm, was extended another three years, through 2021. For the 2001-02 period, she was co-president (with Tim Gibbons) of the Producers Guild of America.
  • In 2019, she was appointed Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to film production in the United Kingdom.
  • In that same year, it was announced that she would receive the BAFTA Fellowship in 2020.

Is Kathleen Kennedy married?

Reflecting on her personal life, Kathleen was a married woman. She exchanged her wedding vows with Frank Marshall in 1987. Her husband is a film producer and director and together they are blessed with two daughters Meghan Marshall and Lili Marshall. There are no such rumors of separated, cheating and divorced yet.

How much is Kathleen Kennedy worth?

Being a film producer, Kathleen earns an impressive amount of money and fame in the field of the entertainment industry. Based on some online sites, her estimated net worth said to be $150 million at present. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Kathleen Kennedy?

Observing her body physics, Kathleen stands a height of 5 feet 3½ inches and her weight is unknown. Similarly, she has a pair of black eyes and dark brown eyes. Her other body information is yet to be disclosed.

Did You Know?

  • She elected to interim presidency of Producers Guild of America in 2001, following resignation of Thom Mount. Term runs through 2002.
  • She was appointed Honorary Commander of the British Empire for her services to film productions in the United Kingdom.

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