|Born||Alexandra Forbes Kerry
September 5, 1973
|Alma mater||Brown University
|Occupation||Film producer and Film director|
|Parents||John Kerry and Julia Thorne|
Alexandra Kerry is the elder daughter of former Massachusetts Senator, 2004 US Democratic presidential nominee and current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Her late mother was Julia Thorne, who was married to John Kerry from 1970 until their divorce in 1988. Alexandra has a younger sister, Vanessa Kerry.
Kerry graduated from the Milton Academy and then attended Brown University where she studied anthropology and modern culture and media. In 2004 she graduated with an MFA in directing from the AFI Conservatory's two-year masters filmmaker program.
Career in acting and filmmaking
Her short film The Last Full Measure premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and earned her top honors at the Austin Film Festival. The film also earned her the "Director of the Year" award from AFI. The film was in collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She is also a co-founder of Fictional Pictures, a film production company based in New York and Los Angeles.
Kerry wrote a book titled Notes from the Trail which was released in September 2008. The book is a memoir and art book about the political process of elections and includes photographs from the campaign trail taken by Kerry, as well as CJ Gunther, Hector Mata and Dina Rudick.
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