Kenneth Lonergan Biography
Kenneth Lonergan is an American film director, screenwriter, and playwright. Lonergan is best known for co-writing Gangs of New York (2002), and for writing and directing You Can Count On Me (2000), Margaret (2011), and Manchester by the Sea (2016).
He earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Director for Manchester by the Sea, and was later nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for You Can Count On Me, Gangs of New York, and Manchester by the Sea, winning for the latter at the 89th Academy Awards.
Kenneth won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.
Kenneth Lonergan Age
Lonergan was born on October 16, 1962 in New York City, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1962-10-16]
Kenneth Lonergan Parents
Kenneth was born to a psychiatrist mother and physician father. Lonergan’s mother is Jewish, and his father was of Irish descent.
Kenneth Lonergan Wife
He married actress J. Smith-Cameron and have a daughter, Nellie.
Kenneth Lonergan Career
His film career began with his screenplay for the gangland comedy Analyze This (1999). He was then subsequently offered a job writing The Adventures of Rocky and also Bullwinkle (2000).
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Kenneth directed his own screenplay for You Can Count On Me (2000); the film, which was then executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and also went on to receive and be nominated for numerous writing awards. Lonergan contributed to the screenplay for Gangs of New York (2002).
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His filming took place for his second film as writer/director, Margaret, starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, and J. Smith-Cameron in 2005.
The film then spent over five years in post-production, with Kenneth, the producers and various editors unable to agree on its final cut which resulted in multiple legal disputes. It was finally released in 2011. Margaret then ranked 31st in a 2016 BBC poll of the 21st century’s greatest films.
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Lonergan wrote and directed Manchester by the Sea, which was then released in 2016 to critical acclaim. Kenneth also had a small part in the film, as a pedestrian. David Fear of Rolling Stone later said that the film proves that Kenneth is “practically peerless in portraying loss as a living, breathing thing without resorting to the vocabulary of griefporn.”
He also wrote the BBC/Starz miniseries Howards End.
Kenneth first theatrical success came with the play This Is Our Youth (1996); it was then followed by The Waverly Gallery (1999), based on his grandmother’s Greenwich Village gallery, and then later Lobby Hero (2002).
Lonergan’s play The Starry Messenger premiered Off-Broadway in 2009 and then starred his wife J. Smith-Cameron and Matthew Broderick.