Jay Duplass

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Jay Duplass
Jay Duplass in October 2011
Duplass in October 2011
Born Lawrence Jay Duplass
(1973-03-07) March 7, 1973 (age 42)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
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 (2005), Cyrus (2010), and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011). All of these films have been in collaboration with his younger brother, Mark Duplass. He currently stars in the Amazon Instant Video comedy-drama series Transparent (2014–present), and co-created the HBO comedy-drama series Togetherness (2015–present).

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]

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Type Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor
2015 6 Years Feature Film No Yes No No
2015 The Bronze Feature film No Yes No No
2015 Manson Family Vacation Feature film No Yes No Yes
2015 Tangerine Feature film No Yes No No
2014 Wedlock TV series No Yes No No
2015 Togetherness TV series Yes Yes Yes No
2014 Adult Beginners Feature film No Yes No No
2014–present Transparent TV series No No No Yes
2014 The One I Love Feature film No Yes No No
2014 The Skeleton Twins Feature film No Yes No No
2013 Bad Milo! Feature film No Yes No No
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Feature film No Yes No No
2012 Black Rock Feature film No Yes No No
2012–14 The Mindy Project TV series No No No Yes
2012 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Feature film Yes Yes Yes No
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Feature film Yes Yes Yes No
2011 Kevin Documentary Yes Yes Yes No
2011 Slacker 2011 Feature film Yes No No Yes
2010 Cyrus Feature film Yes Yes Yes No
2008 Baghead Feature film Yes Yes Yes No
2008 Nights and Weekends Feature film No No No Yes
2005 The Intervention Short film Yes No No No
2005 The Puffy Chair Feature film Yes Yes Yes No
2004 Scrapple Short film Yes Yes Yes No
2003 Death for Sale Short film No Yes No No
2003 This is John Short film Yes No No No
2002 The New Brad Short film Yes Yes Yes No
1996 Connect 5 Short film No Yes No No

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jay Duplass - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Low budget and brotherly". Los Angeles Times. July 3, 2006. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ King, Susan (July 6, 2006). "Puffy Chair carves out a living". Newsbank.com. 
  4. ^ "Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr. obituary". Stei-23818.tributes.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hood, Shannon (March 19, 2010). "SXSW Interview: ‘Cyrus’ Directors Mark and Jay Duplass". The Flickcast. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival". Indiewire. March 2, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kelly, Christopher (July 2012). "Sibling Revelry". Texas Monthly. 
  8. ^ Lamble, David (March 28, 2013). "The Bay Area Reporter Online". Ebar.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  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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