Patricia Lea "Patty" Jenkins (born July 24, 1971) is an American film director and writer.

Life & Career Edit

She grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and attended the AFI Conservatory. She graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1993. The most famous film she has directed to date is Monster, a docudrama about Aileen Wuornos. On July 14, 2011, she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot of The Killing.

In 2011, she was tapped to direct Thor 2 for Marvel Studios, following Kenneth Branagh's departure from the project. However, she also departed the project soon thereafter due to creative differences with producer Kevin Feige.

In 2015, Jenkins signed on to direct the first Wonder Woman feature film. The film was released in June 2017 to largely positive reviews, and Jenkins was quickly rumored to be the frontrunner to direct the forthcoming Justice League, Part Two. Wonder Woman became the highest grossing film directed by a woman, and as of August 5, 2017, the film had grossed $791,711,079 worldwide.



  • Velocity Rules (2001)
  • Just Drive (2001)
  • Monster (2003)
  • Arrested Development (2004) ("The One Where They Build a House")
  • Entourage (2006) ("Crash and Burn" and "The Release")
  • The Killing (2011) ("Pilot")
  • Project 5 (2011)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)


  • Velocity Rules (2001)
  • Just Drive (2001)
  • Monster (2003)

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