Kathryn Bigelow Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kathryn Bigelow Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11¾ in
Weight 64 kg
Date of Birth November 27, 1951
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Hazel

Kathryn Bigelow is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actress who is known for her films like Near Dark, Point Break, Strange DaysThe Weight of Water, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Triple Frontier, and Detroit. Also, she became the first woman to win the Academy Award for “Best Director”, the Directors Guild of America Award for “Outstanding Directing”, the BAFTA Award for “Best Direction”, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Director” for her work in the 2008 war thriller film, The Hurt Locker.

Born Name

Kathryn Ann Bigelow

Nick Name

Kathryn

Kathryn Bigelow as seen at Time 100 Gala 2010
Kathryn Bigelow as seen at Time 100 Gala 2010 (David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

San Carlos, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Kathryn Bigelow studied at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, and then attended the San Francisco Art Institute from where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 1972. Moreover, she was also accepted at the Whitney Museum of American Art‘s Independent Study Program in New York City.

Afterward, she got enrolled at Columbia University and studied theory and criticism as she received her master’s degree.

Occupation

Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actress

Family

  • Father – Ronald Elliot Bigelow (1915-1992) (Paint Factory Manager)
  • Mother – Gertrude Kathryn (née Larson) (1917-1994) (Librarian)
  • Siblings – She is an only child.
  • Others – Cecil Elliot Bigelow (Paternal Grandfather), Maude Lulu Folkers (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel Larson (Maternal Grandfather), Bertha L. Dahl (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Kathryn Bigelow is represented by Creative Artists Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Kathryn Bigelow pictured while arriving at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010
Kathryn Bigelow pictured while arriving at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010 (Sgt. Michael Connors – 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment / U.S. Army / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm

Weight

64 kg or 141 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kathryn has dated –

  1. James Cameron (1988-1991) – She started dating James Cameron, a Canadian filmmaker, engineer, and environmentalist, in 1988. The duo got married on August 17, 1989, but soon parted ways in the year 1991.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Norwegian descent on her mother’s side and has English, German, Swedish, Irish, and Swiss-German roots on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Frequently casts Tom Sizemore
  • Often incorporates slow motion in action scenes

Brand Endorsements

She has directed TV commercials for BaileysHummerBudweiser, etc.

Kathryn Bigelow as seen while speaking at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2009, after a showing of her film 'The Hurt Locker'
Kathryn Bigelow as seen while speaking at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2009, after a showing of her film ‘The Hurt Locker’ (Joe Mabel / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Kathryn Bigelow Favorite Things

  • FilmsThe Wild Bunch (1969), Mean Streets (1973), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Terminator (1984), and the collective works of Alfred Hitchcock

SourceIMDb

Kathryn Bigelow Facts

  1. She directed the 1995 science fiction thriller film, Strange Days, for which she won the Saturn Award for “Best Director”, becoming the first woman to achieve the feat.
  2. Time magazine included her in its Time 100 list of “Most Influential People of the Year” in 2010.
  3. In 2016, Kathryn Bigelow received the Primetime Emmy Award for “Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking” for her work in the documentary Cartel Land.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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