TV writer Tricia Brock made her offbeat debut on David Lynch's surrealistic cult hit "Twin Peaks" in 1990. She penned two episodes before the series' premature cancellation, after which she jumped ship for CBS' Californian soap "Knots Landing." Brock dropped off the map for most of the subsequent '90s, reemerging in 2002 with "The Car Kid," a short starring James Franco and hard rocker Meat Loaf. In 2004, she made her big screen debut with "Killer Diller." Brock wrote the screenplay and directed this bluesy number, an adaptation of Clyde Edgerton's novel about a convict confined to a halfway house who drums up a band. The film won the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival. Building momentum, Brock brought her feminine sensibilities to primetime favorites like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Veronica Mars." In 2005, she directed her first of four episodes of Emmy-nominated LGBT drama "The L Word," and joined the creative crew behind "Ugly Betty" the following year. Next up was "Saving Grace," a police procedural with an angelic twist. In 2008, Brock directed installments of two Golden Globe-nominated series: "Breaking Bad" and "Pushing Daisies." She has also tackled Globe winners like Tina Fey's outlandish meta sitcom "30 Rock" and Diablo Cody's dissociative identity disorder drama, "United States of Tara."