Tamara Jenkins Biography (1963?-)

Born c. 1963; raised in Southern California; daughter of a strip club owner and car salesperson and a hat check person. Religion: Judaism. Career: Director, screenwriter, and actress. Also worked as a solo performanceartist. Member: Directors Guild of America. Awards, Honors: Student Academy Awards, regional winner and finalist, and Fellowship Prize, RiminiCinema Film Festival, all 1992, and First Place Mobil Award, graduate division, all for Fugitive Love; Sundance Film Festival Award, special recognition for excellence in short filmmaking, Locarno Film Festival Award, special recognition award for excellence, and selection as part of the New Directors/New Films Festival at the Museum of Modern Art, all 1994, for FamilyRemains; Guggenheim fellow for filmmaking, 1995; Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Filmmakers' Lab fellow, 1995; Independent Spirit Award nominations, best first feature (with Michael Nozik and Stan Wlodkowski) and bestfirst screenplay, 1999, both for The Slums of Beverly Hills. Addresses: Contact: Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles,CA 90046.

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