Kathryn Bigelow

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Date of Birth November 27, 1951
Place of Birth San Carlos, California
Age 69 years old
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Covering a wide range of genres, her films include Near Dark, Point Break, Strange Days, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, and Detroit. With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first and, as of 2020, only 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 Movie Award for Best Director. She also became the first woman to win the Saturn Award for Best Director in 1995 for Strange Days. Bigelow was included on the 2010 Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.

Born: Kathryn Ann Bigelow, November 27, 1951, San Carlos, California, U.S.
Education: San Francisco Art Institute (BFA), Columbia University (MFA)
Occupation: Director, producer, writer
Years active: 1978–present
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About Kathryn Bigelow

Became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director for her work on the 2008 feature The Hurt Locker. She also directed the films Point Break, Strange Days, and Zero Dark Thirty.

Before Fame

She studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.


She was on Time magazine's 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Family Life

She married director James Cameron in 1989. The couple divorced in 1991.


Jeremy Renner starred in her 2009 feature The Hurt Locker.

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