Kathleen Kennedy (producer)

Kathleen Kennedy (born June 5, 1953)[1] is an American film producer and current president of Lucasfilm. In 1981, she co-founded the production company Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and her husband Frank Marshall.

Kathleen Kennedy

Kennedy in 2015
Born (1953-06-05) June 5, 1953 (age 69)
Alma materSan Diego State University
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1979–present
EmployerLucasfilm (2012–present)
TitlePresident, Lucasfilm Ltd.
(m. 1987)

Her first film as a producer was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). A decade later, again with Spielberg, she produced the Jurassic Park franchise, the first two of which became two of the top ten highest-grossing films of the 1990s. In 1992, she co-founded The Kennedy/Marshall Company with her husband, Frank Marshall. On October 30, 2012, she became the president of Lucasfilm after The Walt Disney Company acquired the company for $4.2 billion.[2] She received the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018.[3][4]

Kennedy has participated in the making of over 60 films that have earned over $11 billion worldwide, including five of the fifty highest-grossing films in motion picture history.[5] She has received eight Academy Award for Best Picture nominations,[citation needed] the third greatest number of nominations for the award behind Spielberg and Scott Rudin. As a producer, she is third behind Kevin Feige and Spielberg in domestic box office receipts, with over $7.5 billion as of 2020.[6]

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