Jay Duplass - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 10, 2022

Jay Duplass
Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Best Known For: Transparent (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $15 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 7, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lawrence Jay Duplass Jr.
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Lawrence Duplass
Mother's Name: Cynthia Ernst
Siblings: 1

Mark Duplass (younger brother)

High School: Jesuit High School
University: University of Texas
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (talian/Sicilian, Ashkenazi-Jewish, German, Swiss, French)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Jennifer Tracy-Duplass
Children: 2


Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 77 kg (169.76 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jay Duplass?

Jay Duplass is a director, author, and actor. He is best known for his films The Puffy Chair, Cyrus, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Transparent, Togetherness, and Room 104. With his younger brother Mark Duplass, he has worked on many projects.

Jay Duplass – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jay Duplass’s birth took place on March 7, 1973, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Born as Lawrence Jay Duplass Jr. to mother Cynthia Ernst and father Lawrence Duplass, he has a sibling. His younger brother Mark Duplass is also a filmmaker, writer, actor, and musician.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jay Duplass attended Jesuit High School. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Texas. He graduated from the same with an MFA in film. 

His ethnicity includes Italian/Sicilian, Ashkenazi-Jewish, German, Swiss, Cajun/French.

Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass (Image: AP News)

Jay Duplass – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jay Duplass is a happily married man, having married his longtime girlfriend. With his wife Jennifer Tracy-Duplass, he has two children- an older daughter and a younger son.

He is very secretive when it comes to his personal life. There have not been rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce surrounding the couple.

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Jay Duplass – Career

Director, Writer, Producer

Duplass began his career in 1995, producing the short film Connect 5. In the following years, he directed and/or produced and/or wrote short films This is John (2003), Scrapple (2004), Kevin (2011), and Authoritative Sources (2011), among others. He is the executive producer of the TV series Wedlock (2014), Animals (2016-2018), Room 104 (2017-present), Wild Wild Country (2018), and Togetherness (2015-2016; also director, and producer).

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Moreover, Jay Duplass has worked as a writer, director, and/or producer of the films The Puffy Chair (2005), Baghead (2008), Cyrus (2010), Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012), Table 19 (2017), Outside In (2017), etc.

As an executive producer Duplass has worked in the film, Bad Milo! (2013), The One I Love (2014), The Bronze (2015), Take Me (2017), The MisEducation of Bindu (2019), Horse Girl (2020), and Not Going Quietly. His debut acting was as Josh Pfefferman in the comedy-drama series Transparent and has starred alongside Trace Lysette, Anjelica Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Cleo Anthony, and Deborah S. Craig.

Jay Duplass in Transparent  (Image: Hollywood Reporter)


On the set of  Horse Girl, Jay Duplass has starred alongside Alison Brie, Dylan Gelula, Stella Chestnut, Meredith Hagner, and Aaron Stanford.

Jay Duplass – Awards, Nominations

For his work he has been nominated for Producers Guild Awards (2019), Critics' Choice Awards (2015), two Independent Spirit Awards (2006), and Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015). Jay Duplass has won Emmy Award — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series  (2018).

Jay Duplass – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Duplass is estimated at around $15 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Jay Duplass – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jay Duplass is followed by thousands of followers. However, he is absent from Facebook.

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