Millicent Shelton

Having already made her career as a prolific director of music videos, in the mid-2000s Millicent Shelton turned her attention to television directing. She went on to become one of the most successful TV directors of ... Read more »
Born: in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Director (38)

Black-ish 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Empire 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Shades of Blue 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The Flash 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The Originals 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

American Crime 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Dominion 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Proof 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Rosewood 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Switched at Birth 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Dallas 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Hit the Floor 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fosters 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mysteries of Laura 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Parenthood 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Hustle 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Warehouse 13 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Californication 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Go On 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Harry's Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Hornet's Nest 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

90210 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Awkward. 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Men of a Certain Age 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Pan Am 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Parks and Recreation 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Single Ladies 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

30 Rock 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Cougar Town 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Zeke & Luther 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Loop 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Everybody Hates Chris 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Ride 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Ride 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Cousin Bobby 1992 (Movie)

assistant camera person (Assistant Camera Operator)
Other (1)

Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

(wardrobe) (Production Assistant)

Biography

Having already made her career as a prolific director of music videos, in the mid-2000s Millicent Shelton turned her attention to television directing. She went on to become one of the most successful TV directors of the decade, directing multiple episodes of "90210" (The CW 2008-2013), "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT 2009-2011), and "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN/The CW 2005-09), while also becoming the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing of a Comedy Series. She may have started out her career in the music world, but by the 2010s Millicent Shelton had already established herself as one of the most important female directors of her generation.

EDUCATION

Princeton University

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

Milestones

2009

Directed an Emmy-nominated episode of "30 Rock"

2006

Directed first of several episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris"

1998

Feature film directorial debut with "Ride"

1991

Directed Salt-n-Pepa's music video for "Let's Talk About Sex"

Bonus Trivia

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First industry job was as a wardrobe production assistant on "Do the Right Thing."

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Directed Salt-n-Pepa's iconic music video, "Let's Talk About Sex."

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First African American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series Directing.

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