Barry Jenkins Biography and Early Life
Barry Jenkins is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born Barry Moore Jenkins on November 19, 1979 in Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States and he was raised there. He was born to his parents named Wallace Jenkins (Father) and Rita Jenkins (Mother). He wasn’t raised by his parents, because they believed that Jenkins wasn’t there child. Jenkins was raised by another woman who wasn’t his mother. He grew up with three older siblings named Moore Jenkins (Brother), Tanya Jenkins (Sister) and Orville Jenkins (Brother).
Barry Jenkins Net Worth
Barry Jenkins’ net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He earns over $400 thousand as salary annually. His net worth and salary amassed due to the success in his career as a film director, producer and screenwriter.
Barry Jenkins Career
Jenkins made his screen debut in 2003 and he did so with his short film titled My Josephine. He rose to limelight in 2008 when he starred in a low- budget film titled Medicine for Melancholy. During the early stages of his career, he had some issues and worked for a while as a carpenter, before he then co-founded an advertising company called Strike Anywhere. In 2011, he wrote and directed Remigration, which is a short Sci-fi film about gentrification. Due to the success he had as a screen writer, he was hired by HBO to write The Leftovers.
He is credited with writing and directing the 2016 drama Moonlight, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. In 2017, he directed the fifth episode of the Netflix original series titled Dear White People. In December of 2018, a film which he wrote in 2013 titled If Beale Street Could Talk was released. He also directed and produced the series titled The Underground Railroad, which is a series based on Colson Whitehead’s novel titled The Underground Railroad.
Barry Jenkins Wife
Barry Jenkins is not yet married and has no wife. He is currently in a relationship with fellow director Lulu Wang.
Barry Jenkins Education (High School and College)
Barry Jenkins studied at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. He also studied at Florida State University, where he graduated with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Barry Jenkins Religion
Barry Jenkins practices Christianity as religion.
Barry Jenkins Parents
Barry Jenkins was born to his parents named Wallace Jenkins (Father) and Rita Jenkins (Mother).
Barry Jenkins Siblings
Barry Jenkins grew up with three older siblings named Moore Jenkins (Brother), Tanya Jenkins (Sister) and Orville Jenkins (Brother).
Barry Jenkins Height and Weight
Barry Jenkins stands at a height of 1.7 m. He weighs 82 kg.
Barry Jenkins Nationality and Ethnicity
Barry Jenkins is of American nationality. He is of African-American ethnicity.
Barry Jenkins Residence
Barry Jenkins resides in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Barry Jenkins Husband
Barry Jenkins does not have a husband. He is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend named Lulu Wang. Lulu Wang is a film director.
Social Media Presence
Jenkins has over 500 thousand Twitter followers and he is also active on other social media networks.
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Controversies, rumours and legal issues
Since coming to fame as a film director, producer and screenwriter, Jenkins hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumours and legal issues.
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Facts about Barry Jenkins
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Salary||Over $400 thousand annually|
|Income Source||Film director, producer and screenwriter|
|Birthday||November 19, 1979|
|Education (High School and College)||Miami Northwestern Senior High School and Florida State University|
|Parents||Wallace Jenkins (Father) and Rita Jenkins (Mother)|
|Siblings||Moore Jenkins (Brother), Tanya Jenkins (Sister) and Orville Jenkins (Brother)|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|