David Frankel

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
A comedy writer and director who paid his dues writing and producing TV sitcoms before making his feature film directorial debut with "Miami Rhapsody" (1995), which featured Sarah Jessica Parker as a woman who doesn't ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1959 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

One Chance 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Entourage 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Sex and the City 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Band of Brothers 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Grapevine 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Grapevine 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Dear Diary 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Pennsylvania Miners' Story (TV Show)

Director
Producer (6)

The Short Game 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Doctor, Doctor 1988 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Dear Diary 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Teech 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Ellen Burstyn Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (5)

Rome 2005 (Tv Show)

Writer

Dear Diary 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nervous Ticks 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A comedy writer and director who paid his dues writing and producing TV sitcoms before making his feature film directorial debut with "Miami Rhapsody" (1995), which featured Sarah Jessica Parker as a woman who doesn't believe that any relationship or marriage can ever really work.

Relationships

Jennifer Beber

Wife
Married May 17, 1998 in a dual ceremony with the bride's sister

Max Frankel

Father
Former executive editor of The New York Times from 1986-1994

Tobia Frankel

Mother
Deceased

Jon Frankel

Brother
Worked for NBC and later CBS

Joyce Purnick

Step-Mother
Worked for The New York Times

EDUCATION

Fieldston School

Riverdale , New York 1977

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1981

Milestones

2011

Helmed comedy feature "The Big Year," starring Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

2008

Directed Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in "Marley and Me"

2006

Helmed the feature adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada"

2004

Directed the pilot episode of "Entourage" (HBO)

2001

Helmed several episodes of the HBO series "Sex and the City"

2001

Directed an episode of the acclaimed HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"

2000

Wrote, executive produced and directed episodes of CBS' remake of "Grapevine"

1998

Directed an episode of the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon"

1996

Directed the pilot for the TV series "Dear Diary"; show was released as a short film and won an Oscar

1995

Feature directorial debut, "Miami Rhapsody"; also wrote and produced

1993

Received solo screenplay credit for "Nervous Ticks"

1992

Created, wrote and directed the short-lived CBS series "Grapevine"

1991

With Steinberg created, wrote and penned lyrics for the theme song for "Teech" (CBS)

1990

Co-wrote the feature film "Funny About Love" with Norman Steinberg

1989

Produced and directed episodes of the CBS sitcom "Doctor, Doctor"

1986

Wrote and was supervising producer on "The Ellen Burstyn Show" (ABC)

1981

Wrote article for Esquire magazine about John McEnroe

Bonus Trivia

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"I know so many women who are successful in their careers, well-educated and attractive who have a hard time getting married – they don't meet the right guy, or they're ambivalent in their relationships and it all ties together with pressure on women in the late 20th Century who are trying to have it all." – Frankel in New York Newsday, Jan. 22, 1995

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