Jenny Lumet: Everything you need to know about Bobby Cannavale Wife

Jenny Lumet is an American actress and screenwriter who was born on February 2, 1967 in New York City. She is a daughter of director Sidney Lumet and journalist Gail Lumet Buckley, and granddaughter of the famous singer-actress Lena Horne. She is a younger sister of sound editor Amy Lumet.

Lena Horne with her granddaughter


Her Married Life…..

Jenny Lumet was married to actor Bobby Cannavale (1994-2003) and actor Jake Cannavale is their son. Later on, both get divorced and she married to Alexander Weinstein in 2008 and they have a daughter named Sasha. Recently, they are separated from each other.

Her Career……

Jenny Lumet is an ambitious girl and wanted to pursue her career in entertainment field from her childhood. She began her acting career at the age of 15. Afterwards, she turns her acting career to a screenwriter.

Her movie “Rachel Getting Married (2008)” was an award winning work in her writing career. The movie was directed by an Oscar award-winning director Jonathan Demme. She appeared as an actress in the movies like Deathtrap (1982), Running on Empty (1988) and Q & A (1990) which were directed by her father. Beside these movies, we can see her in the action movie Tougher Than Leather (1988), Running on Empty (1988), Reverend Run and Assassination (1994).


Rachel Getting Married was her best work in her whole career. She was nominated in various Award functions and won the title of Best Screenplay in seven events.

EDA Female Focus Awards, 2008 (Best Woman Screenwriter)- Won

ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards, 2008 (Best Original Screenplay) – Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Original Screenplay) – Nominated

Film Independent Spirit Awards, 2009 (Best First Screenplay) – Nominated

Gold Derby Awards, 2009 (Original Screenplay) – Nominated

Image Awards, 2009 (Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture) – Won

Indiewire Critics’ Poll, 2008 (Best Screenplay) –  3rd place

New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – Won

Online Film & Television Association Awards, 2009 (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best First Screenplay) – Nominated

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – Won

Utah Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Screenplay) – Won

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards, 2008 (Best Original Screenplay) – Won

Women Film Critics Circle Awards, 2008 (Best Women Storyteller) – Won

She is recently engaged with the story writing of a new untitled drama which is produced by Alex Kurtzman and Katie Couric. And, the director Richard Shepard is set to direct the drama.

Social Media Engagement

Jenny Lumet has her account in the social media like Facebook and Twitter but she is not actively involved on it. She tweets – “Too freaky. Bye Twitter!” in 2014.