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Karyn Kusama

Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Director / Film Producer | * 03/21/1968 (53) | Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
Karyn Kiyoko Kusama (born March 21, 1968) is an American filmmaker. She made her directorial and writing feature film debut with the sports drama Girlfight (2000) for which she received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Kusama went on to direct the science fiction action film Æon Flux (2005), based on Peter Chung's animated series of the same name and the cult horror comedy film Jennifer's Body (2009). After working extensively as a television director, Kusama directed the horror film The Invitation (2015), a segment in the all-female horror anthology film XX (2017), and the Nicole Kidman-starring crime thriller film Destroyer (2018). Among her accolades, Kusama has received awards from the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. She has been married to screenwriter Phil Hay si... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Horror | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Karyn Kusama

Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Award Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature

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Movies with Karyn Kusama as Actress(3)

as herself2018 Half the Picture
as herself2017 78/52

Movies with Karyn Kusama as Crew(14)

Directing/Director2021 Bad Behavior
Production/Producer2021 Bad Behavior
Directing/Director2021 Breed
Directing/Director2021 Dracula
Production/Executive Producer2019 Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist
Directing/Director2018 Destroyer
Directing/Director2017 XX
Writing/Writer2017 XX
Directing/Director2015 Speechless
Directing/Director2015 The Invitation
Directing/Director2009 Jennifer's Body
Directing/Director2005 Æon Flux
Directing/Director2000 Girlfight
Writing/Writer2000 Girlfight

TV Shows/Series with Karyn Kusama as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2021 Yellowjackets
Production/Executive Producer2020 Sexy Beast
Directing/Director2020 Sexy Beast
Directing/Director2016 Billions
Directing/Director2015 The Man in the High Castle
Directing/Director2014 Halt and Catch Fire
Directing/Director2012 Chicago Fire
Directing/Director2004 The L Word

Full Name: Karyn Kusama
Born: Thursday, 03/21 1968 (March) in Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 53 years + 258 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Karyn Kusama frequently works together with these people:
Phil Hay (9x, Crew)
Matt Manfredi (8x, Crew)
Michael Brandt (5x, Crew)
Ilene Chaiken (5x, Crew)
Brian Koppelman (4x, Crew)
David Levien (4x, Crew)
Derek Haas (4x, Crew)
Rose Troche (4x, Crew)
Robert Muratore (4x, Crew)
Matt Olmstead (4x, Crew)
Plummy Tucker (4x, Crew)
Tiller Russell (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:863832, Added: 11/14/2018, Last updated: 12/01/2021