Jessica Yu

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 02/14/1966 (56) | New York City, New York
Jessica Lingmin Yu (born February 14, 1966) is an American film director, writer, producer, and editor. She has directed documentary films, dramatic films, and television shows. Yu won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 1996 for Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996). Yu's film Last Call at the Oasis (2012) is based upon Alex Prud'homme's Ripple Effect. Her more recent films have been: Misconception (2014), (2016), a documentary film about the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and a Netflix comedy Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017). In 2019, Yu was nominated for an Emmy Award for ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Jessica Yu

Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film
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Movies with Jessica Yu as Actress(1)

as herself2008 Capturing Reality

Movies with Jessica Yu as Crew(21)

Directing/Director2017 Maria Bamford: Old Baby
Directing/Director2014 Misconception
Production/Producer2014 Misconception
Directing/Director2012 Meet Mr Toilet
Directing/Director2011 Last Call at the Oasis
Directing/Director2007 Ping Pong Playa
Writing/Author2007 Ping Pong Playa
Directing/Director2007 Protagonist
Writing/Writer2007 Protagonist
Editing/Editor2007 Protagonist
Directing/Director2004 In the Realms of the Unreal
Directing/Director1998 The Living Museum
Directing/Director1996 Better Late
Editing/Editor1996 Better Late
Writing/Writer1996 Better Late
Directing/Director1993 Sour Death Balls

TV Shows/Series with Jessica Yu as Crew(14)

Production/Consulting Producer2023 The Venery of Samantha Bird
Directing/Director2019 Fosse/Verdon
Directing/Director2018 The Rookie
Directing/Director2017 Ten Days in the Valley
Directing/Director2017 13 Reasons Why
Directing/Director2016 Pure Genius
Directing/Director2016 Billions
Writing/Writer2015 American Crime
Directing/Director2009 Castle
Directing/Director2005 Grey's Anatomy
Directing/Director2003 Mister Sterling
Directing/Director2002 American Dreams
Directing/Director1999 The West Wing
Directing/Director1994 ER

Full Name: Jessica Yu
Born: Monday, 02/14 1966 (February) in New York City, New York (current age: 56 years + 356 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Educated at: Yale University, Gunn High School
Spouses (current/former): Mark Salzman
Other names for Jessica Yu (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jessica Lingman Yu"
Jessica Yu frequently works together with these people:
Alexi Hawley (7x, Crew)
Rob Hanning (6x, Crew)
Bellamy Young (5x, Actress)
John Wells (5x, Crew)
Amy Aquino (5x, Actress)
Christine Roum (5x, Crew)
Lydia Woodward (5x, Crew)
Carol Flint (5x, Crew)
Julie Hébert (5x, Crew)
Barbara Wilder (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:78002, Added: 05/24/2018, Last updated: 01/17/2023