Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins is a well-known figure in the entertainment world. He is a screenwriter, producer, and director from the United States. Jenkins received positive acclaim for the independent feature Medicine for Melancholy 2008, garnering an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature among other award nominations, after making his cinematic debut with the short film My Josephine.

What is the Net Worth of Barry Jenkins?

His current net worth is unknown. However, he must have a solid salary because he has worked on a number of well-known works.

Early Life and Education

On November 19, 1979, Barry was born in Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States. When his father died, he was only 12 years old. He also split up with his mother after a while because she was a drug user. After that, he was raised in an overcrowded apartment by his surrogate mom.


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He went to Miami Northwestern Senior High School and was a member of the football team. Jenkins later graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film in 2003.

Professional Life and Career of Barry Jenkins

His first film, My Josephine, was released in 2003, and it was his first appearance on the big screen. Medicine For Melancholy, a low-budget independent picture released in 2008, was his first breakout film. Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins starred in the film.

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His first film, My Josephine, was released in 2003. (Source: IndieWire)

Following the success of his previous film, Jenkins penned an epic about “Stevie Wonder and time travel” for Focus Features, as well as an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk, both of which were never made. He later worked as a carpenter and co-founded Strike Anywhere, an advertising firm.

Remigration, a sci-fi short film about gentrification, was written and directed by him in 2011. Jenkins went on to work as a writer on HBO’s The Leftovers, where he said, “I didn’t get to do anything.” He also directed and co-wrote Moonlight, a drama released in 2016. It was his first feature picture in eight years, and he collaborated with Tarell Alvin McCraney on it. In September 2016, the film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.

Caption: Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

He directed the sixth episode of the Netflix original series Dear White People in the year 2017. He’s now working on a series based on Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad, as well as other projects. Furthermore, the screenplay is based on Claressa Shields’ life. Beale Street Could Talk, a 2018 American romantic drama film based on James Baldwin’s novel, was written and directed by him.

Awards and nominations

He has won numerous honors. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Screenwriters Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, and the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film.

In addition, he’s won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director. He also won the Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, and the British Independent Film Award for Best International Film.

In addition, he won the Independent Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, and the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay.

Controversy/Scandal and Rumors

There were suspicions that he didn’t write his own songs and relied on the assistance of a third party. He hasn’t verified or refuted the rumor, though. Furthermore, there have been allegations that he is gay, which he has refuted in an interview.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Barry stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. His weight is also unknown. Barry is most likely a black man with black hair and black eyes. He is active on a number of social media platforms. He is active on Instagram, where he has over 97K followers. And, most likely, he has over 180K Twitter followers.

Quick Facts of Barry Jenkins

Age: 42 years 2 months
Birth Date: November 19, 1979
Horoscope (Sunshine): Scorpio
Full Name: Barry Jenkins
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, United State
Height / How tall : 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American
Education: Florida State University
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Lucky Number: 3
Lucky Stone: Garnet
Lucky Color: Purple
Best Match for Marriage: Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
Last Update: Jan, 2022