|Birth Day:||October 16, 1976|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
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He moved to Los Angeles when he was eight years old and later attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received an MFA degree in animation in 2002.
Kenan studied at the film division of the University of California, Los Angeles where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in animation in 2002. For his graduate thesis, he created a 10-minute stop-motion/live-action short film titled The Lark.
Kenan followed Monster House with City of Ember, a post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film based on Jeanne Duprau's 2003 novel of the same name. Produced by Tom Hanks, it was released in October 2008 to mixed reviews and poor box office results. Kenan's next film, Poltergeist, a remake of the 1982 Tobe Hooper film of the same name, was released in May 2015. In July of that same year, Kenan signed on to direct and co-write a film adaptation of the popular video game series Five Nights at Freddy's by Scott Cawthon, but later withdrew from the project. In January 2019, it was announced that Kenan will co-write a script along with Jason Reitman for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which is scheduled for release in 2021.
In 2005, Kenan married Eliza Chaikin, who was an art director on City of Ember.
Currently, Gil Kenan is 45 years, 3 months and 6 days old. Gil Kenan will celebrate 46th birthday on a Sunday 16th of October 2022.
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