Lawrence Jay Duplass (born March 7, 1973) is an American film director, author, and actor widely known for his films The Puffy Chair (2005), Cyrus (2010), and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), made in collaboration with his younger brother, Mark Duplass.Duplass stars in the Amazon Video comedy-drama series Transparent (2014–2019), and co-created the HBO comedy-drama series Togetherness (2015–16) and the HBO anthology series Room 104 (2017–present).
Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia (née Ernst) and Lawrence Duplass. He was raised in a Catholic family, and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MFA in film. Duplass is of part Cajun ancestry.
Movies & TV shows
4 Movies · 4 TV shows
At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the high expectations of a failing English department.
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Naomi navigates a problematic roommate and a burgeoning romance while locked down during the coronaviruses epidemic.
As if their pre-arranged date, organized by their traditional Indian parents, wasn't uncomfortable enough, they are forced to shelter in place together. It is hoped that opposites do indeed attract.
This anthology series is a post-modernist reinvention of older movies that turns pre-existing imagery from the public domain on its head to tell brand new unique stories.
An unexpected friendship develops between a Spanish teacher and her student.
The Lady and the Dale
The documentary series explores an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to prominence when she released the Dale, a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the ...
Investigative journalist David Holthouse attempts to solve a bizarre twenty-five year old triple homicide that was said to be the work of a mythical creature.
It's 1993 and North Carolina is experiencing a historic drought. Autistic teen Carl, fascinated by weather, predicts that a storm will soon hit nearby. His sister Sam crafts a plan to help him chase t...
Her Effortless Brilliance: A Celebration of Lynn Shelton Through Film and Music
A tribute to Lynn Shelton.
Two young neighbors embark on a first love relationship in which they struggle to remain kids amid the complexities of modern adolescence.
A socially awkward woman with a penchant for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickle into her waking life.
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There are six scenes. Six years. There were six moments that shaped the relationship. Pink Wall looks at what defines us, the pressures of gender expectations, and our struggle between life and ambiti...
Transparent: Musicale Finale
When the Pfeffermans face a life-changing loss, they begin a journey hilarious and melancholy, brazen and bold. As they face this new transition, they confront grief and come together to celebrate con...
A depressed dentist in mid-life crisis tries to learn why one of his happiest patients suddenly commits suicide, and a dark comedy ensues.
An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran is working as a P.I. In Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solved other people's...
The MisEducation of Bindu
All Bindu needs to do is take a high school test. She might be able to convince her mom to move the family back to India and leave her American stepdad behind. Mark and Jay Duplass launched a campaign...
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A father and daughter travel to a remote alien moon to strike it rich. There is a large deposit of gems hidden in the depths of the toxic forest on the moon. The job quickly becomes a fight to survive...
The strangers agreed to spend 24 hours together in order to speed up their relationship.
In a politically-divided United States, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
The death of a pizza man who robbed a bank with a bomb around his neck is the beginning of a strange true crime story.
An ex-con trying to adjust to life in a small town bonds with his former high-school teacher.
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A hotel room where every guest who comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances and quirks.
Beatriz at Dinner
Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has used her kindness to build a career in health care. Doug Strutt is a billionaire. The worlds of these two people will never be the same.
After being dumped by the best man via text, Eloise was relieved of her maid of honor duties and decided to attend the wedding, only to find herself seated with five other people.
A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan in the 1990s discovers that her father is having an affair.
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A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college friend suddenly disappears.
Todd was raised by his mentally challenged brother. As a child, Todd was forced to make movies. He made a sex tape to deal with family tragedies. When their dad had a heart attack, Shonzi moved in wit...
Asperger's Are Us
It is easier for the members of the comedy troupe to associate with a faceless audience than it is with their own families. In this coming-of-age documentary, this band of brothers finds themselves at...
Two former high-school sweethearts meet by chance when they return to their hometown.
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Manson Family Vacation
The story of two brothers, one devoted to his family and the other obsessed with the Manson Family.
Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and individual dreams alive.
A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love begins to unraveling as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.
Sin-Dee is back on the block on Christmas Eve. The working girl and her best friend embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor after hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been f...
From afar, Quentin Jacobsen has been a huge fan of the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman. He followed when she cracked open a window and summoned him for an ingenious campaign of revenge...
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Alex, Emily, and their son are in Los Angeles. Kurt, Charlotte, and Max met at the park. A family playdate becomes more interesting as the night goes on.
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When a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out, an LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unraveling.
The Skeleton Twins
Estranged twins Milo andMaggie cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reconcile and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. They might be able to fix their lives by repairing their rel...
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Sam Jones sits down with the professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities, to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to ope...
21 Years: Richard Linklater
A journey through the professional life of innovative film director Richard Linklater: 21 years creating films, carving his signature in pop culture; an analysis of his style and motivations, through ...
The One I Love
On the verge of separation,Ethan andSophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend to save their marriage. When an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relations...
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The Mindy Project
In a small medical practice in New York City, Obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri tries to balance her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad looking for a companion for time travel.
Two brothers compete in an Olympics.
Three childhood friends get together for a girls weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. Their weekend was turned into a fight for survival because of one wrong move.
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Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his fate when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
In the PBS series, there are conversations with different screenwriters.
Kevin Gant was an inspiration and beloved Austin musician, but he disappeared from the scene in 1995. Can Kevin get back what he lost?
With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life. The...
The Puffy Chair
Josh's life is mostly in the toilet. He is a failed NYC rocker and a failing booking agent. He finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decided to buy a 1985 lazy boy on eBay, j...
If one of your friends ganged up on you to get you to admit you're an alcoholic, what would you do?
A loverlorn tanning salon employee, a homey grandma and her bad-ass biker tenant, a lame gang, a nosediving intellectual, and a dis-uniting father and son. Connect 5 is the chance for these absurdly r...
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There is a plot kept under wraps. Currently being developed.
Sam is a true Kansan on the surface but struggles to fit in in his hometown. As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam's saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and ...
Spin Me Round
An all-expenses trip to the company's gorgeous "institute" outside of Florence, Italy, and the chance to meet the restaurant chain's wealthy and charismatic owner was won by the manager of the Bakersf...