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Born: November 27, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Carlos, California, USA Profession: Director ...
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1971:
Lived in NYC variously as a student, artist, and filmmaker
1971:
Showed one of her first "exhibitions" at the Whitney Museum in NYC
1978:
Short film writing, producing, and directing debut, "Set-Up" (a 20-minute-long Columbia student project)
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Posed for a Gap advertisement
1980:
Served as script supervisor for "Union City"
1982:
First feature as co-writer/co-director (with Monty Montgomery), "The Loveless"; feature debut for star Willem Dafoe
1983:
Feature acting debut (as Kathy Bigelow), Lizzie Borden's "Born in Flames"
1983:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
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Landed development deal with producer-writer-director Walter Hill (who had been impressed by "The Loveless")
1987:
Solo directorial debut (also co-wrote with Eric Red), "Near Dark"
1990:
Directed Jamie Lee Curtis in "Blue Steel"
1991:
Helmed "Point Break" with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze; first collaboration with then-husband James Cameron (executive produced)
1993:
TV directing debut, helmed second hour of sci-fi miniseries "Wild Palms" (ABC)
1995:
Directed futuristic film "Strange Days," co-scripted and produced by ex-husband James Cameron
1996:
Re-teamed with Eric Red to write the thriller "Undertow" (Showtime)
1998:
Helmed a two-part episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC); directed a third episode in 1999
2000:
Directed feature adaptation of Anita Shreve's novel "The Weight of Water"
2002:
Directed Harrison Ford in "K-19: The Widowmaker"; also produced
2009:
Directed Iraq war thriller "The Hurt Locker," written by former <i>Playboy</i> journalist Mark Boal; screened at festivals in 2008
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Director ¿ Motion Picture ("The Hurt Locker")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("The Hurt Locker")
2010:
Became first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director (for "The Hurt Locker")
2012:
Directed "Zero Dark Thirty," a drama based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden; re-teamed with writer Mark Boal

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