Jeff Kinney is an American children's author, actor, producer, cartoonist, and game designer, most famous for the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He was born on February 19th, 1971 in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Jeff Kinney decided he wanted to be a cartoonist while at the University of Maryland, but syndication is a difficult process and he started writing down ideas for his series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff worked on the series for roughly 6 to 8 years before showing it to a publisher.
When the first book was published in 2007 it became a New York Times #1 bestseller.