Kathryn Bigelow Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Nov, 2019
Facts of Kathryn Bigelow
Date of Birth: 1951 , November-27
Age: 68 years old
Name Kathryn Bigelow
Birth Name Kathryn Ann Bigelow
Father Ronald Elliot Bigelow
Mother Gertrude Kathryn Bigelow
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Carlos, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Married to James Cameron
Divorce James Cameron
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Kathryn Bigelow is an American film director, screenwriter and producer films who is best known for her works in films Near Dark, Strange Days, K-19: The Widowmaker, Point Break, The Hurt Locker, Detroit and Zero Dark Thirty.

She is currently single but the 67-year-old filmmaker was previously married to Canadian filmmaker James Cameron for two years.

Born in San Carlos, California, Educational Background

Kathryn Bigelow was born as Kathryn Ann Bigelow on November 27, 1951, in San Carlos, California, the United States of America, to parents Ronald Elliot Bigelow (1915–1992) and Gertrude Kathryn Bigelow (1917–1994).

She is of American-Norwegian descent as her mother was from Norway. She studied at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California.

Later in 1970, she joined the San Francisco Art Institute from where she graduated with the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 1972. While in SFAI, she was a part of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program.

She later enrolled at Columbia University and studied theory and criticism, graduating with a master's degree.

Directorial Career

Kathryn Bigelow made her directorial debut with the indie drama film, The Loveless, in 1981. He had directed the movie along with Monty Montgomery.

She later directed and co-wrote (with Eric Red) two films, 1987's horror film Near Dark and 1990's thriller film Blue Steel.

Bigelow has since directed numerous films such as Point Break, Strange Days, The Weight of Water, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty and Detroit.

She was also the producer of The Weight of Water, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, K-19: The Widowmaker and Detroit.

Bigelow is also the writer of the 1996 television thriller film, Undertow, starring Mia SaraCharles Dance and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Bigelow has received more than a dozen of awards throughout her career; Saturn Awards, Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award, Academy Award, Austin Film Critics Association Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Satellite Awards and Primetime Emmy Award.

Estimated Net Worth of $40 Million

Kathryn Bigelow, being a successful American director, producer and screenwriter, has earned a lot of money throughout her career.

The SFAI graduate has an estimated net worth of $40 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth website.

Previously Married to Filmmaker James Cameron

Moving towards the personal life of Kathryn Bigelow, the Strange Days actress seems to be single at present.

However, as we mentioned earlier, the stunning beauty was previously married to Canadian filmmaker James Cameron.

CAPTION: Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron SOURCE: Access

The former couple tied the knot in 1989 but just two years after their marriage, the pair ended their relationship with a divorce in 1991.

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