Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$150 million
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1953
DiedMay 13, 1948, Saint-Bauzile, Ardèche, France
SpouseFrank Marshall
FactGot her first producing job on the low-budget Steven Spielberg blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and, to this day, frequently works as a producer on many of his films, including Schindler's List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and Munich (2005).


Kathleen Kennedy is an American film producer and president of Lucasfilm. She is the daughter of Doreen and Robert F. Kennedy, and the sister of Joseph P. Kennedy II and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. She is the widow of New Zealand film director John Turturro.

Early Life

Kathleen Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 5, 1953, to Doreen and Robert F. Kennedy. She has three siblings: Joseph P. Kennedy II, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and David Kennedy. She was educated at Rosemont College and the American Film Institute.

Career

Kennedy began her career in 1977, working as an assistant to director Steven Spielberg on the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. She went on to produce some of Spielberg’s most successful films, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In 2012, she was appointed president of Lucasfilm, the company founded by George Lucas. Under her leadership, Lucasfilm has produced the Star Wars sequels The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and the spin-off films Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Net Worth

Kennedy has an estimated net worth of $500 million. She earns a salary of $20 million per year as president of Lucasfilm.

Relationships

Kennedy was married to New Zealand film director John Turturro from 1987 until his death in 2017. They had two children together: Eliza and Emma. Kennedy is currently in a relationship with actor Frank Marshall.

Physical Characteristics

Kennedy is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameKathleen Kennedy
Net Worth$150 million
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1953
DiedMay 13, 1948, Saint-Bauzile, Ardèche, France
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer
EducationSan Diego State University, Shasta High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseFrank Marshall
ChildrenMeghan Marshall, Lili Marshall
ParentsRose Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
SiblingsJohn F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Rosemary Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Jean Kennedy Smith

Accomplishments

AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, PGA David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, AFI Movies of the Year, PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, David di Donatell...
MoviesStar Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, The Sixth Sense, War Horse, Munich, The Color Purple, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Seabiscuit, Empire of the Su...

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Quotes

#Quote
1But what I always find interesting is when you take the areas of writing, producing and directing. I don't think there's a great deal of discrimination -- although I'm completely perplexed and confused as to why there aren't more women. For instance, if we're looking for new, young directors, which is something we do all the time, we certainly never go look at films because they're directed by a man or a woman. We look at films because they are winning awards, they're good, and it has nothing to do with gender. And women certainly have equal opportunity to get into a university like UCLA or USC, to get into the film department, to take the same courses to allow them to make films, to deal with a whole gamut of subject matter, and yet I don't know what happens. There's something that happens in the process of getting there that seems to turn many women away.
2Believe and set your sights on the fact that you can do it. It's certainly a goal any woman can have, just like any man.

Facts

#Fact
1California: Co-chair of Lucasfilm with 'George Lucas'. [October 2012]
2Named co-chairman, with George Lucas, of "Lucasfilm".
3Sister-in-law of Phil Marshall.
4Daughter-in-law of Jack Marshall.
52007 - Ranked #31 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
6Got her first producing job on the low-budget Steven Spielberg blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and, to this day, frequently works as a producer on many of his films, including Schindler's List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and Munich (2005).
7Twin sister of Connie Kennedy.
8Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch) [2002-]
9Graduated from Shasta High School in Redding, California.
10Elected to interim presidency of Producers Guild of America in 2001, following resignation of Thom Mount. Term runs through 2002.

Pictures

Movies

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indiana Jones 52019producer announced
Star Wars: Episode IX2019producer announced
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film2018producer pre-production
Star Wars: Episode VIII2017producer post-production
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story2016producer post-production
Emma's Warproducer announced
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sunproducer announced
The TalismanTV Mini-Series executive producer announced
Untitled Star Wars Anthology Filmproducer announced
The BFG2016executive producer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015producer
Ghost Light2014/IIShort executive producer
Lincoln2012producer
War Horse2011producer
The Adventures of Tintin2011producer
From Up on Poppy Hill2011executive producer - english version
Hereafter2010producer
The Secret World of Arrietty2010executive producer - English language version
The Last Airbender2010executive producer
The Special Relationship2010TV Movie executive producer
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008producer
Ponyo2008producer - english version
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008executive producer
Movies Rock2007TV Movie executive producer
Persepolis2007associate producer
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007producer
Munich2005producer
War of the Worlds2005producer
The Young Black Stallion2003executive producer
Seabiscuit2003producer
Signs2002executive producer
Jurassic Park III2001producer
A.I. Artificial Intelligence2001producer
The Sports Pages2001TV Movie executive producer
A Map of the World1999producer
Snow Falling on Cedars1999producer
The Sixth Sense1999producer
Olympic Glory1999Documentary short executive producer
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997executive producer
Twister1996producer
The Best of Roger Rabbit1996Video executive producer
Balto1995executive producer
The Indian in the Cupboard1995producer
Congo1995producer
The Bridges of Madison County1995producer
Milk Money1994producer
The Flintstones1994executive producer
Schindler's List1993executive producer
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story1993executive producer
A Dangerous Woman1993executive producer
Jurassic Park1993producer
A Far Off Place1993executive producer
Trail Mix-Up1993Short executive producer
Alive1993producer
Tiny Toon Adventures1990-1992TV Series production executive - 98 episodes
Fievel's American Tails1992TV Series production executive - 13 episodes
Noises Off...1992executive producer
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation1992Video production executive
A Wish for Wings That Work1991TV Short production executive
Hook1991producer
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West1991executive producer
Cape Fear1991executive producer
A Brief History of Time1991Documentary executive producer - uncredited
Back to the Future1991TV Series production executive - 1 episode
Arachnophobia1990producer
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990executive producer
Roller Coaster Rabbit1990Short executive producer
Back to the Future Part III1990executive producer
Joe Versus the Volcano1990executive producer
Always1989producer
Back to the Future Part II1989executive producer
Dad1989executive producer
Tummy Trouble1989Short executive producer
The Land Before Time1988co-executive producer
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988executive producer
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg1987TV Movie documentary executive producer
*batteries not included1987executive producer
Empire of the Sun1987producer
Innerspace1987co-executive producer
An American Tail1986executive producer
The Money Pit1986producer
The Color Purple1985producer
Young Sherlock Holmes1985executive producer
Back to the Future1985executive producer
The Goonies1985executive producer
Fandango1985executive producer
Gremlins1984executive producer
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984associate producer
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983associate producer - segment "2" / producer - segment "2", uncredited
Poltergeist1982associate producer
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989production executive: USA
Amazing Stories1985-1987TV Series production executive - 45 episodes
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981associate to Mr. Spielberg
19411979assistant: Mr. Milius

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jurassic World2015the filmmakers gratefully thank
Pink Lady2015/IShort special thanks
Angry Birds Star Wars II2013Video Game special thanks: Lucasfilm
The Face of Love2013special thanks
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'2012Video documentary special thanks
Tournée2010thanks
Looking Back to the Future2009Video documentary special thanks
An Old Fashioned Love Story: Making 'The Bridges of Madison County'2008Video documentary special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production2008Video short special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend2008Video short special thanks
Escape from the Fire2007Short special thanks
The Chumscrubber2005thanks
Conversations with the Ancestors: 'The Color Purple' from Book to Screen2003Video documentary short special thanks
Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary short special thanks
The Color Purple: The 'Musical'2003Video documentary short special thanks
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary short special thanks
Making 'Signs'2003Video documentary special thanks
The E.T. Reunion2002Video documentary short special thanks
The Music of 'A.I.'2002Video documentary short special thanks
Creating A.I.2002Video documentary short special thanks
The Sound and Music of 'Jurassic Park III'2001Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Cape Fear'2001/IVideo documentary special thanks
Gabrielle2001Short extra special thanks
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentary special thanks
Mergers & Acquisitions1989Short thanks
U2: Rattle and Hum1988Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy2003Video documentaryHerself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHerself
Conversations with the Ancestors: 'The Color Purple' from Book to Screen2003Video documentary shortHerself
Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary shortHerself
The Color Purple: The 'Musical'2003Video documentary shortHerself
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary shortHerself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Making 'Signs'2003Video documentaryHerself - Executive Producer
Live at the Shrine! John Williams and the World Premiere of 'E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial': The 20th Anniversary2002VideoHerself
The E.T. Reunion2002Video documentary shortHerself
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Celebration2002Video documentaryHerself
Creating A.I.2002Video documentary shortHerself
Beyond Jurassic Park2001VideoHerself - Producer
The Dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park III'2001Video documentary shortHerself
The Art of 'Jurassic Park III'2001Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park III'2001Video documentary shortHerself
The Special Effects of 'Jurassic Park III'2001Video documentary shortHerself
Spotlight on Location: Snow Falling on Cedars2000TV Movie documentaryHerself / Interviewee
Anatomy of a 'Twister'2000Video documentary shortHerself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Making the 'Lost World'1997Video documentaryHerself
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial'1996Video documentaryHerself
Alive: 20 Years Later1993Video documentaryHerself - Producer
Citizen Steve1987Documentary shortHerself - Mover #1
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Picture
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Picture
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama
ILM: The Visual Magic of 'The Force Awakens'2016Video documentary shortHerself
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens: The Story Awakens - The Table Read2016Video documentary shortHerself
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey2016DocumentaryHerself
Star Wars: Launch Bay - Meet the Makers2015Documentary shortHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Producer, 'Lincoln'
Words with Warwick2013TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The World of Jurassic Park 3D2013Video documentary shortHerself
The Journey to Lincoln2013Video documentary shortHerself - Producer
Milius2013DocumentaryHerself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Picture
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (uncredited)
Animating Tintin2012Video documentary shortHerself
The Journey to Tintin2012Video documentary shortHerself
Tintin: In the Volume2012Video documentary shortHerself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHerself
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHerself - Producer
Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era2011Video documentary shortHerself - Producer
Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory2011Video documentary shortHerself - Producer
Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution2011Video documentary shortHerself - Producer
Tales from the Future2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Doctor Zhivago: A Celebration2010Video documentary shortHerself
The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button2009Video documentaryHerself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Picture
7th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2009TV MovieHerself
An Old Fashioned Love Story: Making 'The Bridges of Madison County'2008Video documentaryHerself - Producer
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production2008Video shortHerself
Adventures in Post-Production2008Video documentary shortHerself - Executive Producer
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend2008Video shortHerself
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'2008Video documentaryHerself
Munich: Editing, Sound and Music2006Video shortHerself
Munich: Memories of the Event2006Video shortHerself
Munich: Portrait of an Era2006Video shortHerself
Munich: The Experience2006Video documentary shortHerself
Munich: The Mission - The Team2006Video documentary shortHerself
Munich: The On-Set Experience2006Video shortHerself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Picture
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Exile2005Video documentary shortHerself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Beginning2005Video documentary shortHerself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, West Coast - Destruction2005Video documentary shortHerself
'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, West Coast - War2005Video documentary shortHerself
Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens2005Video shortHerself
We Are Not Alone2005Video shortHerself
HBO First Look1996-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend2003TV Short documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Seabiscuit'2003Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHerself - Producer
Storm Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Closing: Team Indy2008Video shortHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2013AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearLincoln (2012)
2013Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsLincoln (2012)
2013Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers AwardCinemaCon, USAPioneer of the Year
2012AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearWar Horse (2011)
2012Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsWar Horse (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PictureThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2011INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Animated FeatureThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2010CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Film - International CompetitionThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaMotion Picture
2009Lifetime Achievement AwardVisual Effects Society Awards
2008AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion PicturesPGA Awards
2007EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsOutstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film IndustryLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2006AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearMunich (2005)
2003Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year AwardAmerican Cinema Editors, USA
2003Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFilmSigns (2002)
2003Producers AwardNational Board of Review, USA
2000PGA Hall of Fame - Motion PicturesPGA AwardsE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1997George Pal Memorial AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1996Governors' AwardSociety of Camera Operators
1995Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1990Wise Owl AwardRetirement Research Foundation, USATelevision and Theatrical Film FictionDad (1989)
1987Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsBest PictureEmpire of the Sun (1987)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2013OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearLincoln (2012)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmLincoln (2012)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureLincoln (2012)
2013AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest FilmLincoln (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureLincoln (2012)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureLincoln (2012)
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesLincoln (2012)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearWar Horse (2011)
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureLincoln (2012)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesWar Horse (2011)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieThe Special Relationship (2010)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film Not in the English LanguageLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsOutstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film IndustryThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PicturePersepolis (2007)
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearMunich (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureMunich (2005)
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureSeabiscuit (2003)
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesSeabiscuit (2003)
2000OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Sixth Sense (1999)
2000BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Sixth Sense (1999)
2000Best Foreign Film AwardAustralian Film InstituteThe Sixth Sense (1999)
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Sixth Sense (1999)
1996Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureCongo (1995)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Color Purple (1985)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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