JESSIE NELSON (Producer/ Writer) began her career as an actress in the experimental theater company Mabou Mines at the Joseph Papp Public Theater. She went on to work with the New York Shakespeare Festival, starring in The Tempest, Green Card and Another Part of the Forest. Brought out to Los Angeles by the Columbia Pictures talent development program, she has appeared extensively in television and film.
As a filmmaker, Nelson directed the documentary My First Time, which paved the way for her acceptance into the prestigious AFI Chanticleer program, where she directed the award-winning film To The Moon Alice for Showtime. Nelson went on to write, direct and produce her first feature film, Corinna, Corinna, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta and Tina Majorino. Most recently, she co-wrote the Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts starrer Stepmom.
Next, she will direct Sam I Am for Fox 2000 and That's All Folks with Martin Scorsese and Barbara DeFina producing.
Jessie is married to filmmaker Brian Gordon and lives in Los Angles with their daughter Molly June Gordon.