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Jeff kinney

Jeffrey "Jeff" Kinney (born February 19, 1971) is an American game designer, cartoonist, producer, and author of children's books including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He is also attributed as the creator of the child-oriented website Poptropica. Jeffrey Kinney was born and grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland, United States. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park in the early 1990s. It was in college that Kinney created the popular comic strip, Igdoof that ran in the campus newspaper, The Diamondback. While at college, he wanted to become a cartoonist. In 2004, FunBrain and Kinney released an online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The website made daily entries until June 2005. The book became an instant hit. with the online version receiving about 20 million views as of 2007. When many online readers requested a printed version, Kinney agreed and in 2007, Diary of A Wimpy Kid was published. To date, eight Wimpy Kid books have been released, including a do-it-yourself book and a movie diary. In 2009, Kinney was named one of Time magazine's 100 "Most Influential People" in the world. Kinney works full-time as a writer and designer of online games.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 19th, 1971
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Spouse

Education

1. University of Maryland, College Park Colleges/University

The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.

Type Land-grant university
Endowment
2012. 412 mil. $
2010. 363 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1856
Headquarters
1101 Main Administration Building, 20742 - College Park, Maryland
Undergraduates
2013. 26,658
2010. 26,922
2009. 26,542
Postgraduates
2013. 10,614
2011. 10,805
2010. 10,719
Acceptance rate
2012. 46.8 %
2010. 45.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.16 K $
2011. 8.66 K $
2010. 8.42 K $
2009. 8.05 K $
2008. 8.01 K $
Official web page www.umd.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Maryland, College Park connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

Comedy, Family
played Mr. Hills
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
,
Bradford Simpson
12 Show list $22M

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a 2012 comedy film directed by David Bowers from a screenplay by Wallace Wolodarsky and Maya Forbes. It stars Zachary Gordon and Steve Zahn. Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Peyton List, Grayson Russell, and Karan Brar also have prominent roles. It is the third installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series and is based on the third and fourth books in the series, The Last Straw and Dog Days. The film was released on August 3, 2012. It is also Bowers' second live-action film.

Awards

Top cast

Frank Heffley
Susan Heffley
Holly Hills
Mr. Jefferson
Greg Heffley
Rowley Jefferson
Rodrick Heffley
Hilary Hills
Coach Malone
Fregley
Chirag Gupta
Madison
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Monique Prudhomme
English
Canada, United States of America

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)

Comedy, Family
played Mr. Hills
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
,
Bradford Simpson
11 Show list $21M

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a 2011 semi-teen comedy film based on Jeff Kinney's book of the same name with a couple elements from The Last Straw. Unlike the first film, which was directed by Thor Freudenthal, this film was directed by David Bowers. The film stars Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick. Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, and Peyton List also have prominent roles. It is the second film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series preceded by 2010's Diary of a Wimpy Kid and followed by 2012's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.

Awards

Top cast

Frank Heffley
Bill Walter
Susan Heffley
Holly Hills
Greg Heffley
Rowley Jefferson
Rodrick Heffley
Coach Malone
Fregley
Chirag Gupta
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tish Monaghan
English
United States of America

Written work

1.Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Fiction, Humour, Comedy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Abrams Books (217 pages)
Friendship
School story
Schools

2.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2011. by Abrams Books

3.The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Amulet Books

4.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Abrams Books

5.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2013. by Abrams Books

Awards won

2014 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Literary Series
Nickelodeon

2012 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Literary Series
Nickelodeon

2011 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Literary Series
Nickelodeon

2010 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Comedy Book
Nickelodeon

2009 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Comedy Book
Vermont Department of Libraries
American literature
Children's literature
Literature

Wikipedia

Check Jeff Kinney on wikipedia.

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