Kathleen Kennedy (5 June 1953 in Berkely, California, USA) is a five-time Academy Award nominated American movie industry executive. She has worked as producer on many films, especially with Steven Spielberg and her husband Frank Marshall. She is well known for producing the Jurassic Park films and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. As of 2012, Kennedy is the second most successful film producer of all time in terms of box office receipts, with totals of over $5.2 billion.
Kennedy was born to Dione Marie "Dede", a one-time theater actress and Donald R. Kennedy, a judge and attorney. She graduated from Shasta High School in 1972 and then continued her education at San Diego State University where she majored in telecommunications and film. In her final year, Kennedy got a job at a local TV station, going through various jobs including video editor and floor director. In 1987 she married fellow film producer, Frank Marshall with whom she has two children.
Kennedy became the President of Lucasfilm in October 2012 following its purchase by The Walt Disney Company.