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Jay Duplass

Jay Duplass
Duplass in October 2011
Born Lawrence Jay Duplass
(1973-03-07) 7 March 1973 (age 41)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Occupation Film director, film producer, writer, actor
Years active 2005–present

Lawrence Jay Duplass (born March 7, 1973) is an American film director and actor. He is best known for his debut film The Puffy Chair and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. His brother, Mark Duplass, has worked with him on both films.

Life and career

Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia (née Ernst) and Lawrence Duplass.[1][2][3] He was raised in a Catholic family,[4][5] and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass is of at least partial Cajun ancestry.[6]

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,[7] 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.[7]


Year Film Type Credited as
Director Producer Writer
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Feature Film Yes
2012 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2011 Kevin Documentary Yes Yes Yes
2010 Cyrus Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2008 Baghead Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2005 The Intervention Short Film Yes
2005 The Puffy Chair Feature Film Yes Yes Yes
2004 Scrapple Short Film Yes Yes Yes
2003 Death for Sale Short Film Yes
2003 This is John Short Film Yes
2002 The New Brad Short Film Yes Yes Yes
1996 Connect 5 Short Film Yes


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Interview with Jay and Mark Duplass on "Baghead" at

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