Cathy Yan
  • January 25, 1983
  • China
  • Female
  • American

Cathy Yan


Cathy Yan is a Chinese-born American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Her films include the comedy-drama film Dead Pigs (2018) and Birds of Prey (2020), the eighth installment of the DC Extended Universe.

Cathy Yan is married; her husband works in the restaurant industry.

In April 2018, Yan was selected to direct the Harley Quinn DC Extended Universe superhero film Birds of Prey, based on the comic of the same name. The film was released on February 7, 2020, to mixed reviews. Margot Robbie starred and co-produced and Christina Hodson wrote the script. Yan was the second woman and the first Asian woman to direct a DC film (or any US superhero film.

As of January 2020, Yan is working on the Sour Heart film for A24


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