|Born||Jennifer Chambers Lynch
April 7, 1968
|Occupation||Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actress|
Early life 
Lynch was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (US). She is the daughter of artist and filmmaker David Lynch, through whom she derives Finnish ancestry, and painter Peggy Reavey. She began practicing transcendental meditation at the age of six years.
Movie career 
Early years 
Lynch was educated in Los Angeles, US, and Michigan, US (at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy). Together with her mother, Lynch made a brief appearance in her father's feature film debut, Eraserhead, but her appearance ended up on the cutting room floor. Lynch subsequently worked as a production assistant on another of her father's films, Blue Velvet (1986).
Boxing Helena 
Lynch's commissioned screenplay for Boxing Helena, which she would later go on to direct, attracted many actresses, including Madonna. Sherilyn Fenn, one of the stars in her father's television series Twin Peaks and the film Wild at Heart, was ultimately cast as leading character Helena. Kim Basinger was also attached and was famously sued after resigning from the project. The controversy surrounding that case, as well as feminist outcry over Helena's sadistic subject matter and accusations of nepotism, accompanied the movie's critical drubbing upon its release in 1993.
I would love to know why people were so mad at me for telling a crazy fairy tale. I’m the first to say I didn’t know what I was doing. I did the best I could at 19, and all these crazy things happened. The idea that the film was faulted when everyone involved worked so fucking hard and believed in me, and there were these adults believing in me, who was essentially a child…when the National Organization of Women slammed me, that was sort of the final straw. It was no wonder I put my legs behind my ears and got pregnant. (laughs) Not that I didn’t love sex before then, but seriously. It was my child, essentially, who saved my life.
Lynch authored The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer to accompany the television show Twin Peaks (created by her father and Mark Frost). She also wrote an episode of Friday the 13th: The Series. Following a lengthy hiatus, Lynch returned to the public arena with the film, Surveillance. She was announced as director of the film Nagin (the film is also known as Hisss) starring Bollywood actress, Mallika Sherawat.
In October 2008, Surveillance took the top prize at the Festival de Cine de Sitges. A month later, Lynch became the first woman to receive the New York City Horror Film Festival's Best Director award.[dead link]
The horror film Chained (2012), which Lynch also co-wrote, is completed and stars Vincent D'Onofrio as a cab-driving serial killer, and pre-production has begun on A Fall From Grace (2013), starring Tim Roth as a St. Louis detective investigating the murder of young girls by a mysterious assailant.
Filmography (as director) 
|Year||Title||Writer||Producer||Main cast||Other notes|
|1993||Boxing Helena||Jennifer Lynch, Philippe Caland||Philippe Caland||Sherilyn Fenn, Julian Sands, Bill Paxton||also writer|
|2008||Surveillance||Jennifer Lynch, Kent Harper||David Lynch, Kent Harper, Marco Mehlitz, David Michaels||Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond, French Stewart||also writer (with Kent Harper)|
|2010||Hisss||Jennifer Lynch||Vikram Singh, Govind Menon||Mallika Sherawat, Irrfan Khan|
|2012||Chained||Jennifer Lynch, Damian O’Donnell||Rhonda Baker, David Buelow, Lee Nelson||Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Julia Ormond||also cameo appearance|
Awards and nominations 
- MOTTRAM, JAMES (February 22, 2009). "Out on a limb". The Independent on Sunday (London (UK)). p. 14.
- Casey Davidson (1990-12-07). "Boxed Lynch". Entertainment Weekly.
- Simon, Alex, The Hollywood Interview - Interview with Jennifer Chambers Lynch, retrieved May 7, 2012
- edifoschini (1). "New Model Army - Living in the rose". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- "Other works for Jennifer Chambers Lynch (I)". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. 1990–2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- Repetition at the Internet Movie Database
- MrDisgusting (9). "Surveillance Director Transforms Into a Snake Woman". Bloody Disgusting. Bloody Disgusting, LLC. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Hisss at the Internet Movie Database
- Todd Brown (13). "Complete List of Sitges Winners Announced!". twitchfilm.com. IndieClick Film Network. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- [dead link]
- "The 2010 International Surrealist Film Festival". Downtown Independent. Downtown Independent. 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Uncle Creepy (24). "Jennifer Lynch and Corey Brandenstein Throw Us to the Dogs in The Compound". Dread Central. Dread Central Media, LLC. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- McClintock, Pamela (October 26, 2010). "Lynch latches on to Loeb's 'Visibility'". Variety.
- Chained (2012), Internet Movie Database, retrieved May 7, 2012
- A Fall from Grace (2013), Internet Movie Database, retrieved May 7, 2012
- Simon, John (1993), National Review, p. 45(19), 61–62 More than one of
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- "Awards for Boxing Helena (1993)". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. 1990–2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Jennifer Lynch at the Internet Movie Database
- Jennifer Lynch page at Allmovie
- A French article about Jennifer Lynch's works (The secret diary of Laura Palmer and Boxing Helena)
- "Living in the Rose" music video, directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch
- Jennifer Lynch at FEARnet
- Interview with Hisss (2010) director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
- Interview with director of Chained, Jennifer Lynch