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The True Detective Director Who Emerged as the Emmys Heartthrob

Cary in the press room with his Emmy.
Image Source: Getty / Jason Merritt

You don't have to be a viewer of True Detective (though it certainly helps) to appreciate Cary Joji Fukunaga, the award-winning director who not only won an Emmy today, but also the hearts of plenty of female fans. As there's so much interest around this creative — and admiration for the braids he rocked during the Emmys — here are some fast facts you need to know about Cary.

  • He's 37 (he was born in 1977).
  • He's half-Swedish, half-Japanese.
  • He directed all eight episodes of the first season of True Detective. He was also an executive producer.
  • He directed the 2010 adaptation of Jane Eyre, which starred Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
  • He's worked as a cinematographer as well.
  • He currently lives in NYC.
  • He is fluent in French and Spanish.
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