b. 1961, St. Louis, MO, USA
Kasi Lemmons is the director of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Southern Gothic film Eve's Bayou and her 2007 biopic Talk To Me about legendary radio DJ Petey Green. Lemmons started her film career as an actress, appearing in projects as diverse as The Silence of Lambs, CB4, and Candyman before moving behind the camera. Her latest project is about Harriet Tubman and will star Cynthia Erivo.
Winner, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Feature