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Lee Unkrich

(1967 - )

Lee Unkrich is an American director, film editor and screenwriter. He is a longtime member of the creative team at Pixar, where he started in 1994 as a film editor. He later began directing, first as co-director of Toy Story 2. After co-directing Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, Unkrich made his solo directorial debut with Toy Story 3 in 2010, and directed Coco in 2017, both of which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Film.

Unkrich was raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He spent his youth acting at The Cleveland Play House. Unkrich graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1990. Before joining Pixar in 1994, Unkrich worked for several years in television as an editor and director.

Unkrich is Vice-President of Editorial and Layout at Pixar.

Unkrich is married to Laura Century and they have three children: Hannah, Alice, and Max. His mother is from a Jewish family and his father converted to Judaism.

Source: Lee Unkrich, Wikipedia.