Kathryn Ann Bigelow better known Kathryn Bigelow is a famous American film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director. She was born on November 27, 1951 in San Carlos, California, United States. She is the only child of Gertude Kathryn and Ronald Elliot Bigelow. She made her first directorial debut in the film The Loveless in 1982. In 1987 she directed Near Dark which she also co-scripted with Eric Red. In the same year 1987 she directed a music video for the New Order song “Touched by the Hand of God”, the video is a spoof of glam metal imagery. In 2009 she directed the film The Hurt Locker for which she won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and was nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. After winning the awards for the film The Hurt Locker she became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Director. She also became the first woman to win the Saturn Award for Best Director in 1995 for Strange Days. In April 2010 she was named in the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.
In 1989 she married to James Cameron and the couple was divorced in 1991.