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Birth Place: Helena, Arkansas, USA Profession: director

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Trained as a painter, Lambert first gained notice in the 1980s for the short films she made for "Saturday Night Live" and the seminal, often controversial Madonna music videos including "Material Girl," "Like a Virgin" and "Like a Prayer." She made her first feature, the pretentious psychological thriller, "Siesta" (1986) before moving on to the more commercial film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling thriller, "Pet Sematary" (1989).

Trained as a painter, Lambert first gained notice in the 1980s for the short films she made for "Saturday Night Live" and the seminal, often controversial Madonna music videos including "Material Girl," "Like a Virgin" and "Like a Prayer." She made her first feature, the pretentious psychological thriller, "Siesta" (1986) before moving on to the more commercial film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling thriller, "Pet Sematary" (1989).

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  Attic, The (2008)
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  Strange Frequency (2001) Director
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  In Crowd, The (2000) Director
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  Clubland (1999) Director
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  My Stepson, My Lover (1997) Director
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  Face of Evil (1996) Director

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 Tracey Gold (2001) Interviewee
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Worked in a variety of production jobs before moving to Los Angeles and directing commercials and music videos for Madonna ("Material Girl", "Like a Virgin", and "Like a Prayer"), Sting, Janet Jackson and Mick Jagger
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First film credit as creative consultant on "Under the Cherry Moon"
1987:
Film directing debut, "Siesta"

Education

University of Denver: Denver , Colorado -
Rhode Island School of Design: Providence , Rhode Island -

Notes

"Making a film is like riding a wave or skiing down a mountain. It takes a lot of confidence and experience. I'm obsessed on the set. It's when I feel most alive. It's like being queen of the playground."--Mary Lambert (BUZZ Magazine, September 1991)

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