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