Biography

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director. Her best-known films are the cult horror film Near Dark (1987), the surfer/bank robbery action picture Point Break (1991), the historical/mystery film The Weight of Water (2000) and the war drama The Hurt Locker (2008). The Hurt Locker won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama.

With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director.

In April 2010, Bigelow was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director. Her best-known films are the cult horror film Near Dark (1987), the surfer/bank robbery action picture Point Break (1991), the historical/mystery film The Weight of Water (2000) and the war drama The Hurt Locker (2008). The Hurt Locker won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama.

With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director.

In April 2010, Bigelow was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Female

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1951-11-27

Place of Birth San Carlos, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Katrhryn Bigelow

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 DetroitDirector
2017 The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger's ShoesDirector
2014 Last DaysDirector
2012 Zero Dark ThirtyDirector
2008 The Hurt LockerDirector
2007 Mission ZeroDirector
2003 Karen Sisco(1 episode)Director
2002 K-19: The WidowmakerDirector
2000 The Weight of WaterDirector
1995 Strange DaysDirector
1993 Wild Palms(7 episodes)Director
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(3 episodes)Director
1991 Point BreakDirector
1990 Blue SteelDirector
1987 Near DarkDirector
1987 Touched by the Hand of GodDirector
1981 The LovelessDirector
1978 The Set-UpDirector

Production

2017 DetroitProducer
2017 The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger's ShoesProducer
2015 Cartel LandExecutive Producer
2012 Zero Dark ThirtyProducer
2008 The Hurt LockerProducer
2002 K-19: The WidowmakerProducer

Acting

2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2002 Living in Darkness as Herself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Herself
1993 Wild Palms(6 episodes) as Mazie Woiwode (uncredited)
1983 Born in Flames as Newspaper Editor

Writing

1996 UndertowWriter
1990 Blue SteelWriter
1987 Near DarkScreenplay
1981 The LovelessWriter

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