Kristi Zea

Production designer, Costume designer, Producer
New York native Kristi Zea stumbled into the world of moviemaking in the late 1970s. Despite having attended the High School for the Performing Arts, she intended to pursue a career in journalism, but while an ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1948 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Art Department (27)

American Odyssey 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Production Designer

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Joneses 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Revolutionary Road 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The War 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Super 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Miss Firecracker 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

("Life Lessons") (Production Designer)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Broadcast News 1987 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (17)

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Costume Designer

Dead End Kids 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Silverado 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Little Drummer Girl 1984 (Movie)

(Diane Keaton) (Costume Designer)

Unfaithfully Yours 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Exposed 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lovesick 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Shoot the Moon 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Fame 1980 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

For Ladies Only (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Day the Women Got Even (TV Show)

Costume Designer
Producer (5)

The Joneses 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Broadcast News 1987 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Lucas 1986 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (3)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Women & Men II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director
Actor (2)

Murder By Numbers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

Mother at Table (Actor)
Other (2)

Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Consultant

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

technical consultant (Consultant)

Biography

New York native Kristi Zea stumbled into the world of moviemaking in the late 1970s. Despite having attended the High School for the Performing Arts, she intended to pursue a career in journalism, but while an undergraduate began working as a stylist for a commercial photographer. Although Zea did not like the work, it was lucrative and she discovered she possessed a flair for the work. Woody Allen hired her as a design consultant on his dramatic "Interiors" (1978), which, although shot in color, had a mostly black-and-white look to it. Alan Parker hired Zea to create the costumes for the high school students in his "Fame" (1980) and her career was on its way. She subsequently designed the costumes for Parker's "Shoot the Moon" (1981) and "Birdy" (1984) and moved up to production designer on "Angel Heart" (1987). Zea also forged collaborations with James L Brooks, creating the period clothes for "Terms of Endearment" (1983) serving as art director on "Broadcast News" (1987) and designing the production of "As Good As It Gets" (1997).

Relationships

Norma

Daughter
born December 17, 1990

EDUCATION

Middlebury College

Middlebury , Vermont
Transferred to Columbia University

Columbia University

New York , New York

The High School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Was the Art Director for "Revolutionary Road"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Achievement in art direction

2006

Re-teamed with Scorsese for The "Departed"

2004

Re-teamed with Demme for "The Manchurian Candidate"

2002

Collaborated with Brett Ratner, as the second unit director and production designer for "Red Dragon"

2000

Served as production and costume designer for the short-lived series, "Wonderland" (ABC)

1998

Was production designer on Demme's "Beloved"

1997

Re-temed with James L. Brooks for "As Good As It Gets"

1993

Served as associate producer, production designer and second unit director on Demme's "Philadelphia"

1991

Made TV directing debut with "A Domestic Dilemma" episode of the HBO anthology, "Women & Men II"

1991

Served as production designer for Demme's Academy Award-winning, "The Silence of the Lambs"

1990

Was production designer on Scorsese's "GoodFellas"

1989

Designed the Martin Scorsese segment, "Life Lessons" of the anthology film, "New York Stories"

1988

First film as production designer, "Married to the Mob"; first collaboration with Jonathan Demme

1987

Co-created (with Armin Ganz) the art direction for Parker's "Angel Heart"

1987

First film as solo art director, Brooks' "Broadcast News"; also an associate producer

1986

Was an associate producer on David Seltzer's "Lucas"

1983

First collaboration with director James L. Brooks, designed costumes for "Terms of Endearment"

1980

Received first credit as costume designer for "Fame"; first collaboration with Alan Parker

1978

First film credit, design consultant on Woody Allen's "Interiors"

While attending college began working as a stylist for a commercial photographer

After graduation, spent four years as assistant to photographer Tony Petrucelli

Moved to France and designed costumes for television

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