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Overview (2)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameLee Edward Unkrich

Mini Bio (1)

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Lee joined Pixar in 1994, and has played a variety of key creative roles on nearly every animated feature film made at the studio. Before co-directing the Oscar-winning "Finding Nemo," he was co-director of "Monsters, Inc." and the Golden Globe-winning "Toy Story 2."

He began his Pixar career as a film editor on "Toy Story" and was supervising film editor on "A Bug's Life." Lee also contributed his editing skills to numerous Pixar films, including his role as supervising film editor on "Finding Nemo".

In 2009 Lee and his fellow directors at Pixar were honored at the 66th Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Prior to joining Pixar, Lee worked in television as an editor and director. He graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/Television in 1991.

He grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (2)

Spouse Laura Century (5 September 1993 - present)  (3 children)
Children Hannah Unkrich
Unkrich, Max
Unkrich, Alice

Trivia (3)

Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1990)
His favorite films are Raising Arizona (1987), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Blue Velvet (1986), An Angel at My Table (1990), and (his favorite) The Shining (1980). The Shining was the movie that inspired him to become a filmmaker. Unkrich also owns a website that features ephemera from The Shining.
Lee Unkrich has three children: Max, age 13, Alice, age 18, and Hannah Unkrich, age 21. He lives with his wife Laura in Marin County, California.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Stanley Kubrick] Stanley's work inspired and motivated me from a young age for both his uncompromising artistry, and his dogged refusal to settle for anything less than original and interesting.

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