Arlene Sanford

Although not a well-known name to those outside the industry, Arlene Sanford became one of television's most prolific directors, with nearly 100 TV directing credits since the early '80s. Not one to be tied down by any ... Read more »
Born: in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (70)

Bones 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Nashville 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Pretty Little Liars 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Royals 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Younger 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Mind Games 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Young & Hungry 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Emily Owens, M.D. 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Franklin & Bash 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Baby Daddy 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

White Collar 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Harry's Law 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Medium 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

All-American Girl 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally McBeal 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Almost Home 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Battery Park 1991 - 1993, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Public 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Camp Wilder 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Caroline in the City 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Coach 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Dear John 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Designing Women 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Ed 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Go Fish 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Monk 1991 - 1993, 2001 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

My Boys 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Once and Again 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Pig Sty 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Pride & Joy 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Simon 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Sisters 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Sweet Justice 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Temporarily Yours 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Last Frontier 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Naked Truth 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Second Half 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Torkelsons 1991 - 1992, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wedding Bells 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

True Colors 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Union Square 1990 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

What About Brian 1991 - 1992, 2002 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Where I Live 1991 - 1993, 2001 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

girls club 1986 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Grey's Anatomy 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Game 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Desperate Housewives 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Love, Inc. 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Weeds 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

I'm With Her 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Kevin Hill 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Rock Me Baby 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Dawson's Creek 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Everwood 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Frank McKlusky, C.I. 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Malcolm in the Middle 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Gilmore Girls 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Arly Hanks Mysteries 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Friends 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

12 Men of Christmas (TV Show)

Director
Actor (1)

VH1 The Greatest 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although not a well-known name to those outside the industry, Arlene Sanford became one of television's most prolific directors, with nearly 100 TV directing credits since the early '80s. Not one to be tied down by any specific genre, Sanford's directorial output spans all types of genres and mediums, including everything from multi-cam sitcoms like "Coach" (ABC 1989-1997), to made-for-TV-movies such as 2009's "12 Men of Christmas" (Lifetime). Throughout her career, Sanford has also made the leap into directing features. Her feature directorial debut came in 1996 when she helmed the spoof comedy, "A Very Brady Sequel," starring Gary Cole and Shelley Long. The film received mixed reviews, but proved that Sanford had the chops to easily helm projects on both the big and small screens. In recognition of her directorial work on TV, Sanford was honored with two Primetime Emmy nods, as well as nominations by the Director's Guild of America, thus underscoring her status as one of the small screen's most sought after and revered female directors.

Milestones

2010

Directed four episodes of "Pretty Little Liars"

2004

Directed eight episodes of "Desperate Housewives"

1996

Feature directorial debut with "A Very Brady Sequel"

1990

Directed 11 episodes of HBO's "Dream On"

1986

Wrote, produced, and directed the short film, "Welcome Home"

1980

Wrote an episode of "Diff'rent Strokes"

Bonus Trivia

.

Has directed over 100 TV show episodes since the mid-80s.

.

Won a CableACE Award for her directorial work on HBO's critically acclaimed drama, "Dream On."

.

Directed one of the very first thirty-minute dramedies to air on network television, "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"

SIMILAR ARTICLES