Patty Jenkins


24 Jul 1971


George Air Force Base, Victorville, California, USA


Patricia Lea Jenkins


Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for her debut feature Monster, based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, helming the pilot episode of AMC's hit show The Killing and as the director of the upcoming Wonder Woman for Warner Brothers.

Patty began her career as a painter at The Cooper Union in New York City. Upon transitioning to filmmaking, she spent eight years as a First Assistant Camera Person/Focus Puller. After attending the AFI in Los Angeles, she wrote and directed Monster .

Roger Ebert named Monster as the Best Film of the Year and Third Best Film of the Decade. AFI named it on the Ten Best Films of the Year. Charlize Theron went on to sweep the awards circuit for her performance in the film, winning the Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG Award, and numerous critics' awards in the Best Actress category. Patty also garnered a number of awards and nominations, including winning Best First Feature at the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards.

Jenkins went on to direct many commercials and TV programs including the pilot and finale episode for AMC's The Killing for which she received and Emmy nomination, and won the DGA award for best dramatic directing. She directed several other pilots and episodes including Fox's Arrested Development and HBO's Entourage. She was nominated for another Emmy for the final segment of FIVE - a series of short films about breast cancer for Lifetime she shared with fellow directors Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Penelope Spheeris.

She is currently in production on Warner Brother's and DC Comic's highly anticipated Wonder Woman, due in theaters June 2017.

Actor ( 4 credits )

The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)  Jill Talley (1 episode, 2008)
Filmland (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Betrayal (2013) executive producer (1 episode, 2013)

Writer ( 1 credit )

Monster (2003) (written by)

Director ( 8 credits )

Wonder Woman (2017)
Betrayal (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
The Killing (2011) (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Entourage (2004) (2 episodes, 2006)
Monster (2003)
Arrested Development (2003) (1 episode, 2004)
Velocity Rules (2001)
Just Drive (2001)

Patty Jenkins Related News

Official Wonder Woman Synopsis Released, Writers Confirmed

Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg are the credited writers of Wonder Woman, which gets a new plot synopsis from Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman Photos Have Gal Gadot & Chris Pine Ready for War

Get a closer look at Gal Gadot's new costume in Wonder Woman, while the actress reveals that she only wanted a female director like Patty Jenkins.

Wonder Woman Director Talks Origin Story & Leaving Thor

Director Patty Jenkins opens up about her time spend on the Wonder Woman set and what we can expect from the next DCEU adventure.

Watch the Full Wonder Woman Panel from Comic-Con

Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins reveal the first trailer and discuss the long-awaited Wonder Woman at Comic-Con.