- Kathleen Kennedy is a film producer and the current president of Lucasfilm. Although the first film she produced was the beloved “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” she has received criticism for the way that she has handled the “Star Wars” franchise.
Kathleen Kennedy, Producer: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Eight-time Academy Award®-nominated, Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most successful and respected producers and executives in the film industry today. As President of Lucasfilm, she oversees the company's three divisions: Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. In 1992, she co-founded the production company The ...
- Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy (born June 5, 1953) is an American film producer and current president of Lucasfilm. In 1981, she co-founded the production company Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall. Her first film as a producer was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
Eight-time Academy Award®-nominated, Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most successful and respected producers and executives in the film industry today. As President of Lucasfilm, she oversees the company's three divisions: Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. In 1992, she co-founded the production company The Kennedy ...
- June 5, 1953 in Berkeley, California, USA
- 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Kennedy has produced or executive produced more than 70 feature films, which have collectively garnered 120 Academy Award nominations and 25 wins. Among her credits: Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Sixth Sense, the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Gremlins, The Goonies, Poltergeist, Empire of the Sun, Lincoln, War Horse, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Schindlers List, The Color Purple, and The Adventures of Tintin. Kennedy has produced the films of such directors as Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, JJ Abrams, Julian Schnabel, Marjane Satrapi, M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Oz, Peter Bogdanovich, and Richard Donner.
For much of the past 20 years, Kennedy served as a governor and officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and last year was named to the board of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. She also sits on the boards of numerous other educational, arts, and philanthropic organizations, including the American Film Institute, LA Promise Fund, Library of America, and USCs School of Cinematic Arts.
Prior to joining Lucasfilm in 2012, Kennedy headed The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which she founded in 1992 with director/producer Frank Marshall. In 1981 she co-founded the phenomenally successful Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg.
Oct 10, 2021 · Kathleen Kennedy is an American film producer who is the second highest-grossing film producer in history. Her husband, Frank Marshall, is the 6th highest-grossing producer with $9.4 billion. The only producer who has grossed more than Kennedy is Marvel’s, Kevin Feige.
- United States of America
- June 5, 1953
- Film Producer