Mary Lambert

Director
Trained as a painter, Lambert first gained notice in the 1980s for the short films she made for "Saturday Night Live" and the seminal, often controversial Madonna music videos including "Material Girl", "Like a Virgin" ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1950 in Helena, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Director (21)

Defrauded 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Presumed Dead In Paradise 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director

On the Road in America 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Fourteen Women 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Saturday Night Live 1976 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Strange Frequency 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

The In Crowd 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Clubland 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

My Stepson, My Lover 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Pet Sematary Two 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Collection Completed 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

Pet Sematary 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Dragstrip Girl (TV Show)

Director

Face of Evil (TV Show)

Director

Grand Isle (TV Show)

Director

Mega Python vs Gatoroid (TV Show)

Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Fourteen Women 2006 (Movie)

(Camera)
Producer (1)

Fourteen Women 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Tracey Gold 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

Trained as a painter, Lambert first gained notice in the 1980s for the short films she made for "Saturday Night Live" and the seminal, often controversial Madonna music videos including "Material Girl", "Like a Virgin" and "Like a Prayer". She made her first feature, the pretentious psychological thriller, "Siesta" (1986) before moving on to the more commercial film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling thriller, "Pet Sematary" (1989).

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence , Rhode Island
began making short films

University of Denver

Denver , Colorado

Milestones

1987

Film directing debut, "Siesta"

1986

First film credit as creative consultant on "Under the Cherry Moon"

Worked in a variety of production jobs before moving to Los Angeles and directing commercials and music videos for Madonna ("Material Girl", "Like a Virgin", and "Like a Prayer"), Sting, Janet Jackson and Mick Jagger

Bonus Trivia

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"Making a film is like riding a wave or skiing down a mountain. It takes a lot of confidence and experience. I'm obsessed on the set. It's when I feel most alive. It's like being queen of the playground."--Mary Lambert (BUZZ Magazine, September 1991)

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