Susan Seidelman

Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Director / Film Producer | * 12/11/1952 (70) | Philadelphia
Susan Seidelman (Born December 11, 1952) is an Oscar and Cesar Awards nominated American film director, producer, and writer. She first came to notice with Smithereens (1982), the earliest American independent feature to be screened in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Her next feature, Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), co-starred Madonna in her first film, and was named as one of 100 greatest films directed by women by BBC. She-Devil (1989) starred Meryl Streep in her first starring comedic film role and Roseanne Barr in her first feature-film role. Seidelman's subsequent films mix comedy with drama, blending genres and pop-cultural references with a focus on women protagonists, particularly outsiders. She also works in television and directed the pilot episode of Sex and the City. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Susan Seidelman

Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
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Movies with Susan Seidelman as Actress(5)

Movies with Susan Seidelman as Crew(36)

Directing/Director2017 Cut in Half
Directing/Director2013 The Hot Flashes
Production/Producer2013 The Hot Flashes
Directing/Director2012 Musical Chairs
Directing/Director2005 Boynton Beach Club
Production/Producer2005 Boynton Beach Club
Writing/Writer2005 Boynton Beach Club
Directing/Director2004 The Ranch
Directing/Director2002 Power and Beauty
Directing/Director2001 Gaudi Afternoon
Directing/Director1999 A Cooler Climate
Directing/Director1996 Tales of Erotica
Directing/Director1995 The Barefoot Executive
Production/Associate Producer1993 The Night We Never Met
Directing/Director1993 The Dutch Master
Writing/Screenplay1993 The Dutch Master
Directing/Director1992 Confessions of a Suburban Girl
Directing/Director1989 Cookie
Production/Executive Producer1989 Cookie
Directing/Director1989 She-Devil
Production/Producer1989 She-Devil
Directing/Director1987 Making Mr. Right
Production/Executive Producer1987 Making Mr. Right
Directing/Director1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Directing/Director1982 Smithereens
Editing/Editor1982 Smithereens
Production/Producer1982 Smithereens
Writing/Story1982 Smithereens
Directing/Director1979 Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern
Editing/Editor1979 Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern
Production/Producer1979 Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern
Writing/Screenplay1979 Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern
Directing/Director1976 And You Act Like One Too
Writing/Screenplay1976 And You Act Like One Too
Editing/Editor1976 And You Act Like One Too
Production/Producer1976 And You Act Like One Too

TV Shows/Series with Susan Seidelman as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2005 Stella
Directing/Director1999 Now and Again
Directing/Director1996 Early Edition

Full Name: Susan Seidelman
Born: Thursday, 12/11 1952 (December) in Philadelphia (current age: 70 years + 60 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University, Drexel University, Abington Senior High School
Susan Seidelman frequently works together with these people:
Keiko Deguchi (5x, Crew)
Jonathan Brett (5x, Crew)
Andrew Mondshein (5x, Crew)
Ann Magnuson (4x, Actress)
David Wain (4x, Actor)
Wim Wenders (4x, Crew)
Billy Hopkins (4x, Crew)
Janis Cole (4x, Crew)
Nora Ephron (3x, Crew)
Ally Acker (3x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:113228, Added: 06/27/2018, Last updated: 01/26/2023