Katy Chevigny Biography

Katy Chevigny is the wife of Jack Smith the famous attorney behind the neutral investigation of Trump’s role in the 6th January Capital Attacks. Katy works as a producer and filmmaker, who is best known for E-Team (2014), Deadline (2004), and Cameraperson (2016). She has won several honors for her work and produced or directed more than 30 documentaries.

Early Life

Chevigny was born in 1968 or 1969 to Bell Gale Chevigny and Paul Chevigny. In 2001, her father oversaw the human rights clinic at New York University, where he also taught law. Her mother taught literature at Purchase College and published Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing in 1999. Chevigny earned a recognized degree from Yale University.

Katy Chevigny Career

Chevigny was a social worker who began her career in film in Chicago before moving to New York City to co-found Big Mouth Productions with a college classmate, Julia Pimsleur, in 1997. In 2002, Pimsleur quit the business. Dallas Brennan was Chevigny’s business partner as of 2004. Marilyn Ness joined the business in 2022.

She co-directed the 2004 film Deadline, which earned a Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award, with Kirsten Johnson. The documentary, which looked into Illinois Governor George Ryan’s decision to commute the death sentences of all people in the state who were on death row, was bought and aired on Dateline NBC, marking a rare instance of a major commercial network doing so.

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Chevigny directed Election Day, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in 2007 and was televised on POV in 2008.

She co-directed the lengthy documentary E-Team with Ross Kauffman, which won Best Cinematography at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was made available on Netflix in October 2014. She was the producer of the 2014 film 1971.

Hard Earned, which earned an Alfred I. duPont Award in 2015 and was shown on Al Jazeera America, featured six segments that she directed. Chevigny co-produced the 2018 film Dark Money with Kimberly Reed. PBS obtained distribution rights to the film, intending to include it in the docuseries POV.


  • A MacDowell Fellowship was awarded to Chevigny in 2008.
  • She co-produced two movies that were nominated for Emmys in 2020 and 2021, Becoming and Dick Johnson Is Dead, which also earned the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Nonfiction Storytelling at Sundance in 2020.
  • She is a member of the Enterprise Documentary Fund Advisory Board at the International Documentary Association.

Katy Chevigny Biography

Real Name Katy Gale Chevigny
Birth Date 1968
Age (as of 2023) 55 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Filmmaker
College Yale University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 65 kg  –  in Pounds –  143 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue


Father Paul Chevigny
Mother Bell Gale Chevigny

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Jack Smith 
Children One
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Personal Life

Chevigny married Jonathan Chen in 2001. She wed Jack Smith, a prosecutor for the US Department of Justice, in July 2011. A daughter was born to them. In 2018, the pair moved to the Netherlands, where they currently reside.

Katy Chevigny Net Worth

Katy has amassed a huge fortune thanks to her successful career. She has also done collaboration with many brands which has added more to her net worth. Although the exact numbers of her wealth and fortune remain unknown to the public eye. 

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