Cynthia Parker is an American film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her work on films such as 'The Gift' (2015), 'The Guardians of the Galaxy' (2017) and 'The Last Jedi' (2018).
Born in New York City in 1983, Cynthia developed an early interest in film. She was first exposed to the art form through her father, a passionate movie aficionado. After high school, Cynthia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker.
In Los Angeles, Cynthia attended the American Film Institute, where she earned her bachelor's degree in filmmaking. After graduating, she quickly found work in the film industry. She began her career as an assistant director, working on projects such as 'Gone in 60 Seconds' (2000) and 'What Lies Beneath' (2000).
Cynthia then moved on to directing, starting with 'The Gift' (2015). The film stars Chris Evans, Bradley Cooper, and Zoe Saldana and earned Cynthia her first Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
Her next project was 'The Guardians of the Galaxy' (2017). The movie was a critical and commercial success, earning over $773 million at the box office. Cynthia was praised for her inventive direction and visual style.
In 2018, Cynthia directed 'The Last Jedi', the eighth installment of the Star Wars saga. The film earned over $1.3 billion at the box office and received numerous awards and accolades. Cynthia's work earned her another Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
Cynthia continues to work as a director, and has recently completed a documentary on the life and career of legendary actor, Bob Dylan. She is also developing a series for Netflix titled 'The Outsiders'.
Cynthia Parker is one of the most successful female directors in Hollywood. With her unique vision and creative style, she has become one of the most sought-after filmmakers in the industry.