Jenny Lumet Biography
Jenny Lumet is an American actress and screenwriter best known for writing the original screenplay for Jonathan Demme’s 2008 film Rachel Getting Married. She has also written and produced The Mummy (2017) and Star Trek: Discovery (2017).
Lumet was born in New York City, the youngest daughter of director, producer, and screenwriter Sidney Lumet and Gail Buckley, a renowned journalist-writer. In 1984, she graduated from Dalton School. At the age of 17, Jenny worked as a coat-check girl at a restaurant called ‘Indochine.’
Jenny started her career as a voice-over artist in “stage 4” of the 1975 independent animated film ‘Everybody Rides the Carousel,’ depicting the various stages of life. Later, she had a brief role in the 1982 black comedy/mystery film ‘Deathtrap,’ adapted from Ira Levin’s 1978 play of the same name. Subsequently, she appeared in the 1988 drama film ‘Running on Empty,’ directed by her father.
Lumet appeared in two films directed by her father, Deathtrap and Running on Empty, before playing the role of Nancy Bosch in his 1990 film Q&A.
Jenny Lumet Age
How old is Jenny Lumet? Jenny is 54 years old as of 2021. She was born on February 2, 1967, in New York, New York, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on February 2nd every year.
Jenny Lumet Husband
Lumet was married to her ex-husband Bobby Cannavale. However, the two divorced in 2003 after 9 years of marriage. Bobby and Jenny were blessed with a son named Jake Cannavale. She also married a second husband, Alexander Weinstein in 2008. They have a daughter together.
Jenny Lumet Family
Lumet is the second daughter born to director Sidney Lumet and her wife Gail Buckley, a renowned journalist. From her father’s side, she draws a Polish-Jewish ancestry.
Jenny Lumet Height
Lumet stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 56 Kg (123 lbs).
Jenny Lumet Q & A
In the 1990 American crime film Q & A, Lumet played Nancy Bosch. Mike Brennan, a decorated detective lieutenant of the New York City Police Department, has a dark side and a connection to organized crime leaders. Brennan assassinates a minor Puerto Rican criminal before threatening witnesses to testify that he acted in self-defense.
Brennan appears to be seeking after former gang members on Quinn’s orders in order to erase Quinn’s past and accomplish Quinn’s goals of running for New York State Attorney General. When Chappie tries to intercede, Brennan discloses the truth about Al’s father, a bagman, and racist who was part of a “line” to keep minorities down. Al trashes his office and resigns when another police shoot Brennan.
Jenny Lumet Rachel Getting Married
Lumet wrote the screenplay for Rachel Getting Married, a 2008 American drama film. Kym Buchman was discharged from rehab in order to attend the wedding of her older sister Rachel. Kym is the family’s black sheep due to her history of drug misuse and alcohol-fueled shenanigans.
When Kym was a teenager, she was responsible for the death of her younger brother, Ethan, who was placed under her charge. Their mother, Abby, denies any involvement in Ethan’s death, resulting in a physical struggle. Kym drives her car off the road and into a boulder in an attempt to commit suicide.
Jenny Lumet Net Worth
Lumet has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as an actress.
Jenny Lumet Movies
- 1975: Everybody Rides the Carousel
- 1982: Deathtrap
- 1988: Running on Empty
- 1988: Tougher Than Leather
- 1990: Q&A
- 1994: Assassination
- 1995: DodgeBall
- 2008: Rachel Getting Married
- 2017: The Mummy
- 2021: Clarice
- 2022: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Jenny Lumet Awards
- 2008: Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Screenplay (nomination) for Rachel Getting Married.
- ‘008: New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Screenplay for Rachel Getting Married.
- 2008: Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Best Screenplay for Rachel Getting Married
- 2009: NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) for Rachel Getting Married.