Rory Kennedy Net Worth

Rory Kennedy Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy net worth is
$10 Million

Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy Wiki Biography

Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy was born on 12 December 1968, in Washington, D.C., USA, and is a documentary filmmaker, but also known as the youngest child of US Senator Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. Her father was assassinated before her birth, and this caused her to later pursue making documentary films about social issues, but all her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rory Kennedy? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through success in documentary film-making. She’s tackled issues of addiction, nuclear radiation, the Mexican border, and much more. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will continue to increase.

Rory Kennedy Net Worth $10 million

Kennedy attended The Madeira School, and after matriculating went to Brown University. During her time there, she organized a rally which urged shoppers to boycott grapes in support of migrant workers. In the 1990s, she formed the nonprofit organization May Day media alongside Vanessa Vadim, which focused on creating and distributing films which tackled social issues.

Her first project was “Women of Substance” which was released in 1994, and tackled female addicts. In 1998 she then founded Moxie Firecracker Films alongside Liz Garbuz, since partnered with television networks such as HBO, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, and TLC. The following year she directed “American Hollow”, which received critical acclaim, and HBO would broadcast the film and she would then release a companion book. She then co-produced the series “Pandemic: Facing AIDS” which earned an Emmy Award nomination followed in 2003 by “A Boy’s Life” which earned a lot of positive reviews at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival, and won the Best Documentary prize at the Woodstock Film Festival.

She continued to work with HBO, helping direct “Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable”, and also directed “Homestead Strike” which was part of the series “10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America”, broadcast on The History Channel. In 2005, she became the co-executive producer for “Street Fight”, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature; her next project would come two years later – “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” – which won a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Documentary. In 2008 she directed “Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House” which is part of HBO Documentary Films. Three years later, she worked on the documentary “Ethel” which is about her mother, to mixed reviews, she mentioned that she had to go through hundreds of hours of archived footage of her family.

In 2014, she directed “Last Days in Vietnam” which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. In an interview, she stated that she had difficulty persuading the people participate in the project, since a lot of them experienced traumatic stress, and trying to recall those traumatic moments were difficult. The documentary received an Academy Award nomination.

For her personal life, it is known that Rory married Mark Bailey in 1999 and they have two daughters. The family resides in Brooklyn, New York. The wedding was postponed when the plane carrying her cousin John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashed on the way to the event.

Full NameRory Kennedy
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 12, 1968
Place Of BirthWashington, District of Columbia, USA
ProfessionDocumentary filmmaker
EducationBrown University
SpouseMark Bailey
ChildrenGeorgia Elizabeth Kennedy-Bailey, Bridget Katherine Kennedy-Bailey, Zachary Corkland Kennedy-Bailey
ParentsEthel Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy
SiblingsKerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Max Kennedy, Courtney Kennedy Hill, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, David Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy II, Christopher G. Kennedy, Douglas Harriman Kennedy
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special, Glamour Award for The Generations, Gracie Award for Outstanding Director in News
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Documentary Feature, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form, Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuin...
MoviesLast Days in Vietnam, Ethel, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, American Hollow, Bobby Fischer Against The World, The Fence, Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House, Girlhood, The Execution of Wanda Jean, Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech, The Nazi Officer's Wife, Killing in t...
1When I graduated from Brown after majoring in women's studies, I made my first PBS documentary, Women of Substance. My first feature documentary was called American Hollow (1999), which I did for HBO and was at the Sundance Film Festival.
2There's a great op-ed piece by Kurt Johnson, who runs The List Project, that I recommend everyone read. He was talking about how he's been trying to get out of Iraq who were our allies, who are now subject to torture, and their families are being killed because of their alliance to the United States.
3With Makers: Women in Hollywood (2014), I didn't direct it, but I produced it, and what we did is followed the money of Hollywood and how that intersects with issues relating to women and, frankly, sexism.
4I've been doing documentaries for about 25 years and want to continue to do that, but I love the idea of working in a different medium. Advertising pushes the envelope creatively, and there is some really great work being done right now, so I'm excited to jump into it.
5I am now using media as a tool to bring attention to marginalized people.
6I think there is a lot to be said for the respect that our parents had for children, and for my brothers and sisters and me at a very young age, and for exposing them to the world and what's out there.
7The thing is that my father's story helps to communicate what was at stake with my mother, and my mother and father had so much a partnership that his story is integral to her story, as her story is to his - really, her story can't be told without his story.
8I had long been resistant to doing a documentary about my mother for personal reasons. And I thought there was no way she'd want to, but then I asked her and she said 'yes.'
9I'm all for having an empowered first lady who can really use that position to improve conditions, be a role model and make change.
10I think it can be really powerful, and one of the reasons I love making films is I do feel they can reach beyond the statistics and the numbers and the complexities of a particular issue and really highlight the humanity in a way that an article or newspaper story might not be able to do.
11I'm not sure I would make a direct connection between having press attention as a young person and being interested in the media as an older person. I came to it more organically, coming from a family of Irish Catholic storytellers. Storytelling is a pastime and important part of my family's history and culture.
12You need to think, when you get involved in wars, how you're going to get out of them.
13I've always been interested in Vietnam, feel it's a seminal event in our nation's history, and have explored it over the years - but I hadn't been interested in doing a documentary about it. I felt there had been a lot done about Vietnam, and didn't know if I could add anything new to the discussion.
14I was attracted to filmmaking in college because of my love of storytelling. You can have such an impact and reach a broader audience than conventional journalism.
1Gave birth to her third child, a boy named Zachary Corkland Kennedy-Bailey, on July 16, 2007.
2Was born six months after her father was assassinated.
3Niece of John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, and Rushton Skakel Sr..
4Gave birth to a daughter, Bridget Kennedy-Bailey, in July 2004
5Graduated from Brown University with a degree in women's studies.
6Sister of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Kennedy, Robert Kennedy Jr., Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Maxwell Kennedy, and Kerry Kennedy.
7Kept her maiden name in marriage.
8Gave birth to a daughter September 30 2002, Georgia Elizabeth Kennedy-Bailey
9Youngest of 11 children
10Rory's wedding to Mark Bailey was the destination of cousin John Kennedy Jr.'s plane when it crashed on July 16, 1999, over Aquinnah, Massachusetts.
11Granddaughter of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
12Cousin of Caroline Kennedy, Tommy Skakel, Michael Skakel, Robert Shriver, Maria Shriver, William Kennedy Smith, Patrick Kennedy and Christopher Lawford.
13Daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.


American Experience2015TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Makers: Women in Politics2014Documentary producer
Makers: Women in Hollywood2014Documentary producer
Last Days in Vietnam2014Documentary producer
Ethel2012Documentary producer
Fambul Tok2011Documentary producer
Bobby Fischer Against the World2011Documentary producer
Chess History2011Video documentary short producer
The Fight for Fischer's Estate2011Video documentary short producer
The Fence (La Barda)2010Documentary producer
Killing in the Name2010Documentary short producer
The Fence2010Documentary short producer
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech2009Documentary producer
Coma2007/IDocumentary producer
Coma IV2007Documentary producer
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib2007Documentary producer
Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America2006TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas!2006Documentary producer
P.O.V.2005TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Xiara's Song2005TV Movie documentary producer
Street Fight2005Documentary executive producer
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable2004TV Movie documentary producer
Con Man2003Documentary co-executive producer
Girlhood2003Documentary producer
Pandemic: Facing AIDS2003TV Mini-Series documentary producer
A Boy's Life2003Documentary producer
The Nazi Officer's Wife2003Documentary producer
Together: Stop Violence Against Women2003TV Movie documentary producer
Schooling Jewel2002Documentary producer
Hidden Crisis: Women & AIDS2002Documentary executive producer
The Execution of Wanda Jean2002Documentary producer
Juvies2000TV Movie documentary producer
The Changing Face of Beauty2000TV Movie documentary producer
Epidemic Africa1999Documentary short producer
Different Moms1999Documentary executive producer
American Hollow1999Documentary producer


Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton2017
American Experience2015TV Series documentary 1 episode
Last Days in Vietnam2014Documentary
The Fence (La Barda)2010Documentary
The Fence2010Documentary short
Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House2008TV Movie documentary
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib2007Documentary
Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America2006TV Series documentary 1 episode
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable2004TV Movie documentary
Pandemic: Facing AIDS2003TV Mini-Series documentary
A Boy's Life2003Documentary
The Changing Face of Beauty2000TV Movie documentary co-director
Epidemic Africa1999Documentary short
Different Moms1999Documentary
American Hollow1999Documentary
America Undercover1986TV Series documentary episode "A Boy's Life", episode "Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable", episode "American Hollow"


Different Moms1999Documentary


The World Champion YoYo Event2014Documentary grateful thanks
There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane2011Documentary thanks


The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
The View2014TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Ethel2012DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable2004TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Kennedys' Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2014Audience AwardNantucket Film FestivalBest FeatureLast Days in Vietnam (2014)
2013GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Director - News/Non-FictionEthel (2012)
2012Audience AwardAshland Independent Film FestivalBest DocumentaryEthel (2012)
2012Audience AwardNantucket Film FestivalBest FeatureEthel (2012)
2012Audience AwardSarasota Film FestivalDocumentaryEthel (2012)
2008GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Director - News Series or SpecialGhosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SpecialGhosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
1999Documentary AwardAFI FestAmerican Hollow (1999)
1999Honorable MentionAtlanta Film FestivalBest DocumentaryAmerican Hollow (1999)
1999Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryAmerican Hollow (1999)
1999Jury AwardNewport International Film Festival, Rhode IslandBest DocumentaryAmerican Hollow (1999)

Nominated Awards

2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, FeatureLast Days in Vietnam (2014)
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Historical Programming - Long FormMakers: Women Who Make America (2013)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Documentary FeatureLast Days in Vietnam (2014)
2014Special Jury AwardSheffield International Documentary FestivalLast Days in Vietnam (2014)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Documentary or Nonfiction SpecialEthel (2012)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for Nonfiction ProgrammingEthel (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SpecialBobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
2010IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationDistinguished Short DocumentaryThe Fence (2010)
2009Video Source AwardInternational Documentary AssociationShouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)
2009Video Source AwardInternational Documentary AssociationThank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House (2008)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for Nonfiction ProgrammingGhosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
2007Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDocumentaryGhosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long FormP.O.V. (1988)
2005IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationFeature DocumentariesStreet Fight (2005)
2003Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest Documentary FeatureA Boy's Life (2003)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction SpecialAmerican Hollow (1999)
2000Truer Than Fiction AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsAmerican Hollow (1999)
1999Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDocumentaryAmerican Hollow (1999)

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