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Jennifer Chambers Lynch

Jennifer Chambers Lynch

Jennifer Chambers Lynch (born April 4, 1968) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Lynch was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of artist and filmmaker David Lynch and painter Peggy Lentz. At the age of three, Lynch appeared in her father's Eraserhead (1978), which, David Lynch has said, was inspired by his daughter's birth. Lynch was educated in Los Angeles and Michigan and, as a teen, worked as a production assistant on her father's Blue Velvet (1986). Already known for her precocious writing ability, she wrote The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer to accompany the Twin Peaks television show (1990). Her commissioned screenplay for Boxing Helena, which she would later go on to direct, attracted top-drawer talent, including Madonna, who withdrew when told by Andrew Lloyd Weber that she wouldn't be allowed to do Evita if she went ahead with Helena. Kim Basinger was also attached and was famously sued after walking away. The controversy surrounding that case, as well as feminist outcry over Helena's sadistic subject matter and the inevitable accusations of nepotism, undoubtedly contributed to the movie's critical drubbing upon its release in 1993. Afterwards, Lynch retreated from the public eye, but has recently been announced the writer and director of Surveillance.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Jennifer Chambers Lynch Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer
BirthdayApril 4, 1968 (49)
SignAries
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.