Jenny Lumet

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Jenny Lumet
Born (1967-02-02) February 2, 1967 (age 50)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Bobby Cannavale
(m. 1994; div. 2003)

Alexander Weinstein
(m. 2008)
Children 2, including Jake Cannavale
Parent(s) Sidney Lumet
Gail Jones
Family Baruch Lumet (paternal grandfather)
Lena Horne (maternal grandmother)

Jenny Lumet (born February 2, 1967) is an American actress and screenwriter noted for her award-winning screenplay for Rachel Getting Married.[1] The film was directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme.[2]

The daughter of director Sidney Lumet and journalist Gail Lumet Buckley, and granddaughter of singer Lena Horne, she began her career in acting, turning only later to screenwriting.[3] She was married to actor Bobby Cannavale from 1994 to 2003. Their son is the actor Jake Cannavale.[4] She married Alexander Weinstein in 2008 and they have a daughter.[5]

She appeared in small roles in two films directed by her father, Deathtrap and Running on Empty, before playing the leading role of Nancy Bosch in his film Q & A.


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