Jenny Lumet is an American actress and screenwriter who was born on February 2, 1967 in New York City. She is a daughter of director Sidney Lumet and journalist Gail Lumet Buckley, and granddaughter of the famous singer-actress Lena Horne. She is a younger sister of sound editor Amy Lumet.
Her Married Life…..
Jenny Lumet was married to actor Bobby Cannavale (1994-2003) and actor Jake Cannavale is their son. Later on, both get divorced and she married to Alexander Weinstein in 2008 and they have a daughter named Sasha. Recently, they are separated from each other.
Jenny Lumet is an ambitious girl and wanted to pursue her career in entertainment field from her childhood. She began her acting career at the age of 15. Afterwards, she turns her acting career to a screenwriter.
Her movie “Rachel Getting Married (2008)” was an award winning work in her writing career. The movie was directed by an Oscar award-winning director Jonathan Demme. She appeared as an actress in the movies like Deathtrap (1982), Running on Empty (1988) and Q & A (1990) which were directed by her father. Beside these movies, we can see her in the action movie Tougher Than Leather (1988), Running on Empty (1988), Reverend Run and Assassination (1994).
Rachel Getting Married was her best work in her whole career. She was nominated in various Award functions and won the title of Best Screenplay in seven events.
EDA Female Focus Awards, 2008 (Best Woman Screenwriter)- Won
ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards, 2008 (Best Original Screenplay) – Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Original Screenplay) – Nominated
Film Independent Spirit Awards, 2009 (Best First Screenplay) – Nominated
Gold Derby Awards, 2009 (Original Screenplay) – Nominated
Image Awards, 2009 (Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture) – Won
Indiewire Critics’ Poll, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – 3rd place
New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – Won
Online Film & Television Association Awards, 2009 (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best First Screenplay) – Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – Won
Utah Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – Won
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Original Screenplay) – Won
Women Film Critics Circle Awards, 2008 (Best Women Storyteller) – Won
She is recently engaged with the story writing of a new untitled drama which is produced by Alex Kurtzman and Katie Couric. And, the director Richard Shepard is set to direct the drama.
Social Media Engagement
Jenny Lumet has her account in the social media like Facebook and Twitter but she is not actively involved on it. She tweets – “Too freaky. Bye Twitter!” in 2014.
Weird little experiment. A purloiner already tried to purloin this acct. Too freaky. Bye Twitter!
— jenny lumet (@JennyLumet) October 1, 2014