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Date Of Birth1971
Fact(August 23, 2003) Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Agatha Lee Monn, with her now ex-husband Robert Joseph Monn.

Jennifer Lee is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for co-writing and directing the animated feature films Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019).

Lee was born on October 22, 1971, in Barrington, Rhode Island, to parents Richard Lee and Sharon Gamson. She has two older sisters, Andrea and Amy. Lee’s father was a businessman, and her mother was a schoolteacher. Lee’s family is Jewish.

Lee attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film and video. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in filmmaking.

Lee’s first job in the film industry was working as an assistant editor on the 1998 direct-to-video release Mulan. She later worked as a story artist on several animated films, including Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Bolt (2008).

In 2011, Lee was hired to co-write the screenplay for the animated film Wreck-It Ralph. The following year, she was hired to co-write and co-direct the animated film Frozen, which was released in 2013. Frozen was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office and winning two Academy Awards.

In 2019, Lee co-wrote and directed the sequel to Frozen, Frozen II. The film was another critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office.

Lee is married to film producer Don Hahn. The couple has two children together.

As of 2021, Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.

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Full NameJennifer Lee
Date Of Birth1971
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director
EducationUniversity of New HampshireColumbia University School of the Arts


ChildrenAgatha Lee Monn
ParentsLinda Lee, Sav Rebecchi
SiblingsAmy Rebecchi


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film
NominationsHugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
MoviesZootopia, Frozen Fever, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen 2

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1[When asked about perceptions of a homosexual undertone in the film Frozen] "We know what we made. But at the same time I feel like once we hand the film over, it belongs to the world, so I don't like to say anything, and let the fans talk. I think it's up to them. Disney films were made in different eras and were all celebrated for different reasons, but a 2013 film would have a 2013 point of view".
2[Making 'Frozen'] It was much more of an action adventure, and we really wanted to go more musical, with more comedy. I made a commitment to writing the script with the songwriters, where you're going back and forth a lot. So we all had to be on the same page and have the same vision. I was getting excited about Bobby and Kristen's ideas (the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez); they were getting excited about my ideas. Really, it's just about creating a very powerful, emotional story, but also having it be something that is a lot of fun and actually quite epic, something big.


1(August 23, 2003) Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Agatha Lee Monn, with her now ex-husband Robert Joseph Monn.




Frozen2013/Iscreenplay by / story by
Disney Infinity2013Video Game characters: Elsa, Anna
Wreck-It Ralph2012screenplay by
A Wrinkle in Time2018screenplay post-production
The Way Between2017announced
Olaf's Frozen Adventure2017TV Short characters filming
Frozen 2characters pre-production
Zootopia2016story by
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video Game characters: Elsa, Anna, Olaf
Frozen Fever2015Short story
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes2014Video Game characters: Elsa, Anna


Big Hero 62014creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Once Upon a Time2014TV Series original characters - 3 episodes


Frozen 2pre-production
Frozen Fever2015Short


The Way Between2017producer announced
Olaf's Frozen Adventure2017TV Short executive producer filming
A Thousand Words2004Short co-producer - as Jennifer Monn


Frozen2013/IQueen / Additional Voices (voice)

Assistant Director

A Thousand Words2004Short assistant director - as Jennifer Monn


Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs2015TV Movie documentary
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2014TV SeriesHerself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Animated Film
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner (uncredited)
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
Días de cine2013TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2015Animation of the YearTokyo Anime AwardGrand Prize, Feature FilmFrozen (2013)
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Animated Feature Film of the YearFrozen (2013)
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Animated FilmFrozen (2013)
2014BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Kids Vote - Feature FilmFrozen (2013)
2014AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature ProductionFrozen (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAnimated FeatureFrozen (2013)
2014VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion PictureFrozen (2013)
2013AnnieAnnie AwardsWriting in an Animated Feature ProductionWreck-It Ralph (2012)
2013Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Animated FilmFrozen (2013)
2013People's Choice AwardDubai International Film FestivalFrozen (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Animated Feature FilmFrozen (2013)

Nominated Awards

2014BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmFrozen (2013)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingFrozen (2013)
2014AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Writing in an Animated Feature ProductionFrozen (2013)
2014HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormFrozen (2013)
2014IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Animated Feature Film (Miglior film d'animazione)Frozen (2013)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Animated Feature FilmFrozen (2013)
2013EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Woman DirectorFrozen (2013)
2013EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Woman ScreenwriterFrozen (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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