Directed episodes of the hit HBO series, "Sex and the City"
Directed Julia Stiles in the romatic comedy "The Prince and Me"
Directed the family drama "Three Wishes", starring Al Pacino and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Directed the short-lived series, "Related" (WB)
Helmed the feature comedy "Out to Sea", starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Raised in New Haven, Connecticut
Appeared as a security guard in "Beverly Hills Cop III"
As American Film Institute/Academy intern, worked with Robert Wise on his film, "Audrey Rose"
Directed sisters Hilary and Haylie Duff in the comedy "Material Girls"
First big budget ($13 million) Hollywood film, "Real Genius"
Acted with a local theater company in Connecticut
Edited, produced, wrote and directed "Old Fashioned Woman", a documentary portrait of her octogenarian grandmother
Feature film debut, the semi-autobiographical, pseudo-documentary, "Not a Pretty Picture", about date rape; produced, wrote, directed, edited and starred
Helmed "The Ponder Heart" for PBS
Helmed one segment of the tripart "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (HBO), examining the lesbian experience in America
Helmed the pilot for the ABC sitcom "Sledge Hammer!"
Helmed the well-received made-for-cable movie "Crazy in Love" (TNT)
Steered the uneven film version of "Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers", an semi-autobiographical look at the author's upbringing based on his Pulitzer-winning play
Won acclaim for her direction of "Rambling Rose"; real-life mother and daughter co-stars Laura Dern and Diane Ladd received Oscar nominations for their performances
Worked on rock and roll love story, "Photoplay" for Coppola's Zoetrope Studio (project abandoned when studio began its collapse c. 1980)
Wrote and produced daily children's TV show, "Magic Tom" in Canada
Breakthrough feature, "Valley Girl" starring Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman
Directed the HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", produced by and starring Halle Berry; received Emmy nomination
Helped start the Association of Independent/Video and Filmmakers
Returned to work on Canadian television
TV-movie directing debut, "Trenchcoat in Paradise"
Wrote, produced, directed and edited the documentary "David: Off and On", about her brother