Her first feature film, "The Babadook," is released to international acclaim.
Directed her first short film, "Monster," which screened at over 40 festivals including the Telluride Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival, Slamdance, SXSW, and Aspen Shortsfest.
Is a descendant of historic silent film producers E.J. and Dan Carroll.
Was urged to focus on acting while studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, but decided to shift focus to writing and directing soon after graduating.