Lawrence Jay Duplass
March 7, 1973 (age 50) (
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Film director film producer writer actor
Cynthia Ernst, Lawrence Duplass
Ora Duplass, Molly Duplass
Movies and TV shows
Transparent, Togetherness, Jeff - Who Lives at Home, Cyrus, Manson Family Vacation
Mark Duplass, Amy Landecker, Jill Soloway, Steve Zissis, Katie Aselton
Conversation with a hollywood film director
Lawrence Jay Duplass (born March 7, 1973) is an American film director and actor. Widely known for his films The Puffy Chair (2005), Cyrus (2010), and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), made in collaboration with his younger brother, Mark Duplass.
- Conversation with a hollywood film director
- Advice for anyone who wants to be a filmmaker by jay duplass
- Early life
Duplass stars in the Amazon Video comedy-drama series Transparent (2014–present), and co-created the HBO comedy-drama series Togetherness (2015–16).
Advice for anyone who wants to be a filmmaker by jay duplass
Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia (née Ernst) and Lawrence Duplass. He was raised in a Catholic family, and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with an MFA in film. Duplass is of part Cajun ancestry.
Duplass attributes much of his and his brother's love for film to his appreciation for Raising Arizona. In an interview with Robert K. Elder for The Film That Changed My Life, Duplass speculates on what might have happened had he not seen the film in his youth.
I probably wouldn't be making movies—seriously. It held over for so long. It really was the root of everything that Mark and I always hold ourselves to in making movies. That is to say that Raising Arizona is the most inspired movie that I have ever seen.
In 2014, he starred as Josh Pfefferman in the Amazon Prime Original Comedy-Drama Series Transparent, alongside Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Judith Light. The series was met with widespread critical acclaim, earning 11 Primetime Emmy nominations, including nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jeffrey Tambor. In the second season of the show, Duplass' role became more prominent, and he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Prior to Transparent, Duplass had never acted in a featured part. He was talking with director Jill Soloway at a dinner party about the difficulty she was having finding an actor to play what would end up being Duplass' role. After suggesting many actors for the part to Soloway, Soloway turned to Duplass and told him that he should play the part.