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Jessie Nelson

Jessie Nelson co-wrote, directed and produced I Am Sam, starring Sean Penn, who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance. The film also starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Dakota Fanning in her first leading role. In 2002, Nelson and her fellow I Am Sam producers received the Producers Guild of America's Stanley Kramer Award, which honors movies that shed light on social issues. Additionally, Nelson and co-writer Kristine Johnson were nominated for a Humanitas Prize for the screenplay.

Nelson made her feature film directing debut with the 1994 drama Corrina, Corrina, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta and Tina Majorino, which she also wrote and produced. She followed that film by co-writing the Chris Columbus-directed box office hit Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. In 1999, Nelson also co-wrote and produced The Story of Us, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. She most recently wrote and produced Because I Said So, starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Jessie Nelson Facts

OccupationScreenwriter, Director, Producer

Selected Filmography

Not available.