Nicole Holofcener

Screenwriter, Director
Though some filmmakers would rather make movies about space travel or serial killers, writer-director Nicole Holofcener instead chose to draw from her own life to create more personal films inhabited by realistic ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1960 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (17)

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Enough Said 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Parks and Recreation 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Enlightened 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Please Give 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Bored to Death 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Friends With Money 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Six Feet Under 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Gilmore Girls 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Leap of Faith 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Lovely & Amazing 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Cold Feet 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Sex and the City 1998, 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Walking & Talking 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Angry 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (9)

Every Secret Thing 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Every Secret Thing 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Enough Said 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Please Give 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Friends With Money 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lovely & Amazing 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ready Or Not 1992 - 1997 (TV Show)

Writer

Walking & Talking 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Angry 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (3)

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

In the Company of Women 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angry 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)
Editor (1)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

(Apprentice Editor)

Biography

Though some filmmakers would rather make movies about space travel or serial killers, writer-director Nicole Holofcener instead chose to draw from her own life to create more personal films inhabited by realistic characters - a practice that often led to accusations of narcissism from film critics. Much like her influences Woody Allen and Albert Brooks, Holofcener used her own life experiences and possible real-life individuals as sources of inspiration, melding life and art often to the point of being indistinguishable. But such questions and criticisms were never much of a concern to Holofcener, who emerged from the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 with rave reviews for her feature debut, "Walking & Talking" - a slice-of-life drama that firmly established her autobiographical style and propelled her into one of independent film's more talked about directors.

Relationships

Ben Allanoff

Husband
Filmed the documentary "What About Me?" about their marriage divorced

Robert Frazen Editor

Companion
Began dating in June 2006

Lawrence Holofcener

Father
Had small part in "Walking and Talking" (1996)

Charles H Joffe Editor

Step-Father
Produced many of Woody Allen's films and is a manager to A-list comedians

Carol Joffe Editor

Mother

Cory Joffe Editor

Brother
Adopted brother African-American

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York 1988

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay ("Please Give")

2010

Helmed fourth feature film, "Please Give"; fourth collaboration with Catherine Keener

2006

Helmed "Friends with Money," a drama about three married women, their husbands, and their lone single friend; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Screenplay

2003

Directed several episodes of the HBO funeral drama, "Six Feet Under"

2001

Directed and scripted second film, "Lovely & Amazing"; again collaborated with actress Catherine Keener

1998

Began directing episodes of "Sex & the City" (HBO)

1996

Wrote and directed first feature "Walking and Talking," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; first collaboration with Catherine Keener

1991

Wrote, directed and acted in the short film, "Angry"; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

1982

First feature credit as production assistant on "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy"

Wrote and directed first comic short, "It's Richard I Love," while attending Columbia University; later aired on PBS' "American Playhouse"

Bonus Trivia

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"My friendships have always been really important to me, like romances, and when I've broken up with girlfriends, it's been really dramatic." - Holofcener quoted in Interview magazine, September 1996

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"Her stories were so banal, I thought, 'Well, if this little girl's problem about her period, or liking some boy and there's food in her teeth, if that can take me through chapter after chapter, then I can write about my stupid problems!'" - Holofcener on one of her creative influences, writer Judy Blume, to The Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2006

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