Today’s Mixed Chicks History Month person of distinction is actress and screenwriter Jenny Lumet. With a last name like Lumet, its no surprise that this multiracial beauty would wind up in the entertainment industry. Granddaughter of screen legend Lena Horne and daughter of noted filmmaker Sidney Lumet and journalist Gail Lumet Buckley, Lumet was destined to be a part of Hollywood in some capacity. Lumet is African-American, Native American, European American and Jewish. She is a multi-generational mixed race woman as her mother’s family come from a long line of mixed race people.
Even though Lumet began her career in front of the camera, it was her foray into screenwriting that garnered her major industry accolades. She wrote several feature films including Deathtrap, Q&A and the Oscar nominated film Rachel Getting Married. She is currently working on several projects with major Hollywood directors in addition to revising other writers’ scripts.
We champion multiracial women behind the scenes in Hollywood helping to greenlight stories that reflect the ever changing cultural landscape as well as breaking down longstanding color and gender barriers.