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Jennifer Lee

Film Director / Screenwriter / Actor / Animator | * 07/02/1971 (48) | Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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Jennifer Michelle Lee (née Rebecchi; October 22, 1971) is an American screenwriter, film director, and chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios. She is best known as the writer and director of Frozen and its sequel Frozen II, the former of which earned her an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Lee is the first female director of a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film and the first female director of a feature film that earned more than $1 billion in gross box office revenue. She has won one Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Annie Award, and has been nominated for one BAFTA Award and two Annie Awards. ()
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She earned a master's degree in fine arts at Columbia University of Arts, where she met Phil Johnston, with whom she wrote the script for Wreck-It Ralph (Ralph the Demolisher in Latin America, Break, Ralph! In Spain). She was later chosen screenwriter for the Disney Animation Frozen movie, but at the end of 2012, she was also announced as director with Chris Buck. She is considered the second woman to direct an animated Walt Disney Pictures film, after Brenda Chapman, director of Brave (Brave in Latin America, Indomitable in Spain). Frozen ended up raising more than a billion dollars at the box office, being one of the highest grossing films in the history of cinema. In September 2014, it was announced that Lee and Buck would rejoin to co-direct the short film Frozen Fever, which was released in March 2015. In the same month, they also announced a future sequel to Frozen. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lee wrote the script for A Wrinkle in Time, based on a novel by Madeleine L'Engle. The movie was released in March 2018. Lee was named creative vice president of Walt Disney Animation Studios on June 19, 2018.

Most frequent genres for this person: Kids & Family | Adventure | Animation

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Awards & Nominations for Jennifer Lee

Annie Award Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

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Movies with Jennifer Lee as Actress(2)

as Additional Voices (voice)2013 Frozen

TV Shows/Series with Jennifer Lee as Actress(1)

as Agent Marchand2014 Scorpion

Movies with Jennifer Lee as Crew(14)

Directing/Director2019 Frozen II
Production/Executive Producer2019 Frozen II
Writing/Characters2019 Frozen II
Writing/Screenplay2019 Frozen II
Writing/Story2019 Frozen II
Production/Executive Producer2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet
Writing/Screenplay2018 A Wrinkle in Time
Writing/Characters2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Writing/Story2016 Zootopia
Directing/Director2015 Frozen Fever
Directing/Director2013 Frozen
Writing/Screenplay2013 Frozen
Writing/Story2013 Frozen
Writing/Screenplay2012 Wreck-It Ralph

Additional Information

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Full Name: Jennifer Michelle Lee
Born: Friday, 07/02 1971 (July) in East Providence (current age: 48 years + 338 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia University, Columbia University School of the Arts, University of New Hampshire
Other names for Jennifer Lee (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"제니퍼 리"
"Τζένιφερ Λι"
"Jennifer Michelle Lee"
"Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi"
"Jennifer Lee (filmmaker)"
Jennifer Lee frequently works together with these people:
Rich Moore (10x, Crew)
Phil Johnston (9x, Crew)
Terri Douglas (9x, Crew)
Kristen Bell (8x, Actress)
Chris Buck (8x, Crew)
Idina Menzel (7x, Actress)
John Lasseter (7x, Crew)
Yusuf Kakar (7x, Actor)
Jonathan Groff (6x, Actor)
Robert Lopez (6x, Crew)
John Hartmann (3x, Cast)

Other people with this name: Jennifer Lee

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:13123, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/10/2020