Rory Kennedy

Born Dec 12, 1968

Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy is an American documentary filmmaker and producer. She is the youngest of the eleven children of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his wife Ethel (née Skakel).

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1968 Birth She was born in Washington, D.C. six months after her father was assassinated. Her mother chose the name "Rory" because she felt it bore resemblance to her father's nickname "Bobby." On December 19, 1968, a week after Kennedy was born, her mother took her to her father's grave at Arlington National Cemetery. … Read More


1994 25 Years Old Released in 1994, the idea came out of a paper she wrote while a student at Brown on female addicts.
1997 28 Years Old Kennedy moved to New York following graduation and then briefly in Los Angeles. Kennedy's brother Michael LeMoyne Kennedy died in late December 1997 as a result of a skiing accident. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998 Kennedy and another fellow Brown graduate Liz Garbus founded Moxie Firecracker Films which specializes in documentaries that highlight pressing social issues. … Read More


1999 30 Years Old On August 2, 1999, Kennedy married Mark Bailey in Greece at the mansion of shipping tycoon Vardis Vardinoyiannis. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Kennedy presented the documentary at Wittenberg University on September 13, 2001. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Kennedy directed and co-produced the Emmy Award-nominated series Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003), which premiered at the International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on July 8, 2002. … Read More
When asked in a March 24, 2004, interview with about her interest in the American South, Kennedy cited her father's experiences in the region as an inspiration and starting point. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Kennedy directed and co-produced Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Documentary. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
She directed Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House (2008) for HBO Documentary Films, which premiered on HBO on August 18, 2008. … Read More


On June 30, 2009, Kennedy was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Kennedy directed "The Fence (La Barda)" which premiered at the opening night of The Sundance Film Festival 2010. The film made its debut on HBO on September 16, 2010. … Read More
2012 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Her nephew Conor dated Taylor Swift in 2012. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old According to, Kennedy purchased a home in Malibu, California in January 2013. … Read More
Last Days in Vietnam, directed by Kennedy and co-produced with Keven McAlester, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. … Read More
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