Tamara Jenkins

Tamara Jenkins

Highest Rated: 93% Private Life (2018)

Lowest Rated: 70% Happy Accidents (2000)

Birthday: May 2, 1962

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Writer, director and actress Tamara Jenkins was not a typical Hollywood power-player, cranking out movie after movie and banking on star-power over narrative substance. Based out of New York City, Jenkins followed her artist's instincts from acting and performance art to feature filmmaking and writing and directing shorts for public television. While most writer-directors would head straight to Hollywood and scramble to stay in the trades, Jenkins followed up the critical success of her debut feature, "Slums of Beverly Hills" (1998) by taking sabbaticals at an artists' colony, publishing in literary journals and directing public service announcements. "The Savages"(2007), her much-anticipated follow-up to "Slums," premiered at Sundance nine years later, revealing an independent voice that could only come from an unconventional artist far removed from the pressures of the Hollywood system.

Highest rated movies

Happy Accidents




93% 78% Private Life Director,
- 2018
83% 74% Juliet, Naked Screenwriter $3.4M 2018
90% 75% The Savages Director,
$6.6M 2007
70% 75% Happy Accidents Robin (Character) $688.5K 2000
81% 68% Slums of Beverly Hills Director,
$5.5M 1998


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