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Born: March 22, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, screenwriter

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Though some filmmakers would rather make movies about space travel or serial killers, writer-director Nicole Holofcener instead chose to draw from her own life to create more personal films inhabited by realistic characters - a practice that often led to accusations of narcissism from film critics. Much like her influences Woody Allen and Albert Brooks, Holofcener used her own life experiences and possible real-life individuals as sources of inspiration, melding life and art often to the point of being indistinguishable. But such questions and criticisms were never much of a concern to Holofcener, who emerged from the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 with rave reviews for her feature debut, "Walking & Talking" - a slice-of-life drama that firmly established her autobiographical style and propelled her into one of independent film's more talked about directors.

Though some filmmakers would rather make movies about space travel or serial killers, writer-director Nicole Holofcener instead chose to draw from her own life to create more personal films inhabited by realistic characters - a practice that often led to accusations of narcissism from film critics. Much like her influences Woody Allen and Albert Brooks, Holofcener used her own life experiences and possible real-life individuals as sources of inspiration, melding life and art often to the point of being indistinguishable. But such questions and criticisms were never much of a concern to Holofcener, who emerged from the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 with rave reviews for her feature debut, "Walking & Talking" - a slice-of-life drama that firmly established her autobiographical style and propelled her into one of independent film's more talked about directors.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Enough Said (2013)
2.
  Please Give (2010)
4.
  Lovely & Amazing (2001) Director
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  Walking & Talking (1996) Director
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  Angry (1991) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Kingdom Come (2012)
3.
 Angry (1991)
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Wrote and directed first comic short, "It's Richard I Love," while attending Columbia University; later aired on PBS' "American Playhouse"
1982:
First feature credit as production assistant on "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy"
1991:
Wrote, directed and acted in the short film, "Angry"; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
1996:
Wrote and directed first feature "Walking and Talking," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; first collaboration with Catherine Keener
1998:
Began directing episodes of "Sex & the City" (HBO)
2001:
Directed and scripted second film, "Lovely & Amazing"; again collaborated with actress Catherine Keener
2003:
Directed several episodes of the HBO funeral drama, "Six Feet Under"
2006:
Helmed "Friends with Money," a drama about three married women, their husbands, and their lone single friend; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Screenplay
2010:
Helmed fourth feature film, "Please Give"; fourth collaboration with Catherine Keener
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay ("Please Give")
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
Columbia University: New York , New York - 1988

Notes

"My friendships have always been really important to me, like romances, and when I've broken up with girlfriends, it's been really dramatic." --Holofcener quoted in INTERVIEW, September 1996

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husband:
Ben Allanoff. Filmmaker. Made documentary about their marriage, "What About Me?".

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father:
Lawrence Holofcener. Actor, singer. Had small part in "Walking and Talking".

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