Jennifer Lynch

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Date of Birth April 7, 1968
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 52 years old
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Jennifer Chambers Lynch is an American director and screenwriter. The daughter of filmmaker David Lynch, she made her directorial debut with the film Boxing Helena in 1993. Following a troubled production, the film was a critical and commercial failure, with Lynch receiving a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director. The negative reception to her feature debut and controversy surrounding its release led to Lynch taking a 15-year hiatus from filmmaking. Lynch returned to directing with 2008's Surveillance. The film received mixed reviews, although it won the top prize at the Sitges Film Festival. A year later, Lynch began work on her next film Hisss, which she disowned after the production was completed without her involvement. Her fourth film Chained, released in 2012, was met with a positive critical reception.

Born: Jennifer Chambers Lynch, April 7, 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education: Interlochen Arts Academy
Occupation: Director, screenwriter, producer, actress
Notable work: Boxing Helena
Children: 1
Parent(s): David Lynch (father), Peggy Reavey (mother)
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About Jennifer Lynch

Daughter of the auteur David Lynch who wrote the screenplay and directed the controversial film Boxing Helena.

Before Fame

She trained at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and after working on her father's films, wrote the screenplay for Boxing Helena.


In addition to her film writing credits, she wrote the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer as a companion piece to Twin Peaks.

Family Life

Her father David Lynch helped her get her first start in film, and provided her earliest filmmaking experience on set of his own productions.


Bill Paxton starred in her compelling and successful film, Boxing Helena.

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Latest information about Jennifer Lynch updated on September 27, 2020.

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