Jakeb Anhvu is an award-winning director and producer from Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for his critically acclaimed films, including the Academy Award-nominated drama A Star is Born, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film Precious, and the multi-award-winning documentary Bully.
Anhvu began his career as an assistant director in the early 2000s, working on a variety of projects such as the television series Charmed and the film Legally Blonde. He then gained experience in producing and directing music videos, before moving on to features. His first feature, the romantic comedy Just Like Heaven, was released in 2005.
Anhvu's breakthrough as a feature director came with his 2009 drama Precious, which earned him a Sundance Grand Jury Prize and two Academy Award nominations. His follow-up film, A Star is Born, was released in 2018 and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
In addition to directing, Anhvu has also produced a number of projects, including the Academy Award-nominated films Beasts of the Southern Wild and Selma, as well as the critically acclaimed documentary Bully.
Anhvu is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of America. He has been honored with numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special for his work on the television movie Five.
Anhvu's work has been praised by critics and audiences alike for its unique style and visual elegance. His films are known for their emotional depth and powerful performances. He is currently in post-production on his upcoming film, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Anhvu has developed a strong reputation for his work and has become one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. He is a passionate filmmaker who strives to create films that are both entertaining and meaningful.