Biography

Lee Unkrich is an American director and film editor. He is a longtime member of the creative team at Pixar, where he started in 1994 as a film editor. He later began directing, first as co-director of Toy Story 2. After co-directing Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, Unkrich made his solo directorial debut with Toy Story 3, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2011. Unkrich is the 2011 recipient of University of Southern California's Mary Pickford Distinguished Alumni Award recognizing alumni contributions to the cinematic arts. With the award, Unkrich joins a list of distinguished USC alumni including Robert Zemeckis, Walter Murch, Jon Landau, Gary Rydstrom and Jay Roach.

A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Unkrich spent his youth acting at the Cleveland Playhouse. Unkrich graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1990. Before joining Pixar in 1994, Unkrich worked for several years in television as an editor and director.

Lee Unkrich is an American director and film editor. He is a longtime member of the creative team at Pixar, where he started in 1994 as a film editor. He later began directing, first as co-director of Toy Story 2. After co-directing Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, Unkrich made his solo directorial debut with Toy Story 3, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2011. Unkrich is the 2011 recipient of University of Southern California's Mary Pickford Distinguished Alumni Award recognizing alumni contributions to the cinematic arts. With the award, Unkrich joins a list of distinguished USC alumni including Robert Zemeckis, Walter Murch, Jon Landau, Gary Rydstrom and Jay Roach.

A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Unkrich spent his youth acting at the Cleveland Playhouse. Unkrich graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1990. Before joining Pixar in 1994, Unkrich worked for several years in television as an editor and director.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1967-08-08

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Coco Director
2017 Dante's Lunch Director
2010 Toy Story 3 Director
2003 Finding Nemo Co-Director
2001 Monsters, Inc. Co-Director
1999 Toy Story 2 Co-Director
1991 Silk Stalkings (1 episode)Director

Editing

2017 Coco Editor
2006 Cars Additional Editor Other
2003 Finding Nemo Supervising Film Editor
2001 Monsters, Inc. Additional Editing
1999 Toy Story 2 Editor
1998 A Bug's Life Editor
1995 Toy Story Editor
1994 Separated by Murder Editor
1994 Betrayed by Love Assistant Editor
1992 Renegade (11 episodes)Assistant Editor
1991 Silk Stalkings (12 episodes)Editor

Acting

2017 Coco as Additional voices (voice)
2010 Toy Story 3 as Additional Voice (voice)
2001 Monsters, Inc. as Additional Voices (voice)
1999 Toy Story 2 as Red Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot (voice)
1998 A Bug's Life as (voice)

Production

2019 Toy Story 4 Executive Producer
2015 The Good Dinosaur Executive Producer
2013 Monsters University Executive Producer
1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside Other

Writing

2017 Coco Story
2010 Toy Story 3 Story

Crew

2015 Inside Out Other
2008 Presto Thanks

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