Jeff Kinney

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Date of Birth February 19, 1971
Place of Birth Fort Washington, Maryland
Age 50 years old
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Jeff Kinney (author)

Jeffrey Patrick "Jeff" Kinney is an American cartoonist, producer and author of children's books, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He is also attributed as the creator of the child-oriented website Poptropica. He also appeared in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films as Holly Hills' father.

Born: Jeffrey Patrick Kinney, Feb 19, 1971, Fort Washington, Maryland, U.S.
Residence: Plainville, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation: Author, cartoonist, game designer, producer, actor
Spouse(s): Julie Kinney (m. 2003)
Children: 2
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About Jeff Kinney

American author and cartoonist who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's book series. He is also known for establishing the popular children's website Poptropica.

Before Fame

He created Igdoof, a comic strip that ran in a college newspaper, while he was attending the University of Maryland in the 1990s. He' also worked throughout his adulthood as an online game writer and designer.


His Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

Family Life

He grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland with two brothers and one sister. He and his wife, Julie Kinney, became parents to two sons: Will and Grant.


His books inspired the 2012 film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, which starred Steve Zahn.

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