Jay Duplass

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Jay Duplass
Jay Duplass in October 2011
Duplass in October 2011
Born Lawrence Jay Duplass
(1973-03-07) 7 March 1973 (age 42)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Occupation Film director, film producer, writer, actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Tracy-Duplass

Lawrence Jay Duplass (born March 7, 1973)[1] is an American film director and actor. He is best known for his films The Puffy Chair, Cyrus, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. All of these films have been in collaboration with his younger brother, Mark Duplass.

Early life[edit]

Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia (née Ernst) and Lawrence Duplass.[2][3][4] He was raised in a Catholic family,[5][6] and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a MFA in film.[7] Duplass is of part Cajun ancestry.[8]


Duplass attributes much of his and his brother's love for film to his appreciation for Raising Arizona. In an interview with Robert K. Elder for The Film That Changed My Life,[9] Duplass speculates on what might have happened had he not seen the film in his youth.

I probably wouldn't be making movies—seriously. It held over for so long. It really was the root of everything that Mark and I always hold ourselves to in making movies. That is to say that Raising Arizona is the most inspired movie that I have ever seen.[9]


Year Title Type Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor
2015 6 Years Feature Film Yes
2015 The Bronze Feature Film Yes
2015 Manson Family Vacation Feature Film Yes Yes
2015 Tangerine Feature Film Yes
2014 Wedlock TV Series Yes
2014 Togetherness TV Series Yes Yes Yes
2014 Adult Beginners TV Series Yes
2014 Transparent TV Series Yes
2014 The One I Love Feature Film Yes
2014 The Skeleton Twins Feature Film Yes
2013 Bad Milo Feature Film Yes
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Feature Film Yes
2012 Black Rock Feature Film Yes
2012–present The Mindy Project TV Series Yes
2012 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2011 Kevin Documentary Yes Yes Yes
2011 Slacker 2011 Feature Film Yes Yes
2010 Cyrus Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2008 Baghead Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2008 Nights and Weekends Feature Film Yes
2005 The Intervention Short Film Yes
2005 The Puffy Chair Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2004 Scrapple Short Film Yes Yes Yes
2003 Death for Sale Short Film Yes
2003 This is John Short Film Yes
2002 The New Brad Short Film Yes Yes Yes
1996 Connect 5 Short Film Yes


  1. ^ "Jay Duplass - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Times: Low budget and brotherly". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2006-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ Newsbank.com
  4. ^ "Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr. obituary". Stei-23818.tributes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ Hood, Shannon (2010-03-19). "SXSW Interview: ‘Cyrus’ Directors Mark and Jay Duplass". The Flickcast. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival". Blogs.indiewire.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Lamble, David (2013-03-28). "The Bay Area Reporter Online". Ebar.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  9. ^ a b Elder, Robert K. (2011). "Interview with Jay Duplass". The Film That Changed My Life. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. p. 209. ISBN 9781556528255. 

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