Jenny Lumet

screenwriter

Biography

Jenny Lumet is the author of RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, for which she received the 2008 New York Film Critics Circle, Toronto Film Critics Association, and Washington D.C Film Critics Association Awards. She is the first Woman of Color to receive these awards. She is also the first American to win these awards simultaneously.  She also received an NAACP Image Award. She is also the author of the screen adaptation of THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD, The Language of FLOWERS, and doctored REMEMBER ME, BOBBIE SUE, HONEYMOON WITH HARRY, and authored the pilots The Weissmans of WESTPORT,  CRAZYTOWN, and THE BERESFORDS.   She has written several other original screenplays including KINGDOM OF LOUIE and SAMBO. Her newest project is an upcoming procedural drama for CBS about an elite team of investigators for a hate crimes unit, produced by Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman, and Heather Kadin. She serves on the Board of the Writers Guild of America East Foundation, and serves on the Council of the Writers Guild of America East. She generated and chairs the WGAE’s first Diversity Caucus. Jenny Lumet lives in Manhattan with her two children.