Karen Marie Moncrieff (b. December 20, 1963) is an American actress, director and screenwriter. Her directorial debut was Blue Car. Her directing credits are in both television and features and she acted in the soap operas Passions, Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara.

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After receiving a B.S. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, Moncrieff moved to California to pursue a career as an actress. She appeared in numerous TV shows and B-movies and was a series regular on Santa Barbara (as Cassandra Lockridge) and Days of Our Lives (as Gabrielle Pascal.)

In 1998, Moncrieff completed the certificate program in film studies at Los Angeles City College and discovered her passion for writing and directing. The same year, she received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for Blue Car, which became her directorial debut. Blue Car, starring David Strathairn and Agnes Bruckner, premiered at The 2002 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Miramax Films. After screening at festivals around the world, including Toronto, Deauville, Montreal, and London Blue Car, opened to widespread critical acclaim. Soon after, Moncrieff was chosen as one of Variety's 10 Screenwriter's to Watch, and Blue Car went on to garner two Spirit Award nominations including Best First Screenplay.

Moncrieff's second feature, The Dead Girl, starring Toni Collette, Josh Brolin, Marcia Gay Harden, Brittany Murphy, Kerry Washington, Giovanni Ribisi, Rose Byrne, and Mary Beth Hurt, was nominated for three Spirit Awards including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress. It premiered at the AFI (American Film Institute) film festival in 2006 and went on to win the Grand Prix at Deauville in 2007.

Moncrieff's television directing credits include Lifetime's highly rated MOW adaptation of V.C. Andrews beloved novel Petals on the Wind. She also directed The Trials of Cate McCall, (which she also wrote and produced) starring Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, and James Cromwell, and episodes of the Emmy award winning HBO series Six Feet Under, and the short-lived series Touching Evil, starring Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Donovan.

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Director

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Awards and Nominations[edit | edit source]

Awards

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for Blue Car
  • Grand Prix (The Dead Girl)

Nominations

  • Spirit Award (Best First Screenplay)
  • Spirit Award (Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress)

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13 Reasons Why Crew
Season 1
WRITERS

Brian YorkeyDiana SonElizabeth BenjaminHayley TylerJulia BicknellKirk MooreNathan Louis JacksonNic SheffThomas Higgins

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Diana Son • Elizabeth Benjamin • Hayley Tyler • Joy Gorman-WettelsKristel LaiblinMandy TeefeyMarissa Jo CerarMichael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena GomezSteve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy

DIRECTORS

Carl FranklinGregg ArakiHelen ShaverJessica YuKyle Patrick Alvarez


Season 2
WRITERS

Brian Yorkey • Felischa Marye • Hayley Tyler • Julia Bicknell • Kirk Moore • Marissa Jo Cerar • Nic Sheff • Rohit Kumar • Thomas Higgins

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Hayley Tyler • Joy Gorman-Wettels • Kristel Laiblin • Mandy Teefey • Marissa Jo Cerar • Michael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena Gomez • Steve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy • Nic Sheff • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Michael Morris

DIRECTORS

Eliza Hittman • Gregg Araki • Helen Shaver • Jessica Yu • Karen MoncrieffKat Candler • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Michael Morris


Season 3
WRITERS

Allen MacDonaldAurora Guerrero • Brian Yorkey • Felischa Marye • Hayley Tyler • Helen Shang • Julia Bicknell • M.K. Malone • Marissa Jo Cerar • Mfoniso Udofia • Nathan Louis Jackson • Nic Sheff • Rohit Kumar • Thomas Higgins • Trevor Marti Smith

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Hayley Tyler • Joy Gorman-Wettels • Kat Candler • Kristel Laiblin • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Mandy Teefey • Marissa Jo Cerar • Michael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena Gomez • Steve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy

DIRECTORS

Bronwen Hughes • Eliza Hittman • Helen Shaver • Jessica Yu • John T. Kretchmer • Karen Moncrieff • Kat Candler • Kevin Dowling • Michael Morris


Season 4
WRITERS

Allen MacDonald • Brian Yorkey • Evangeline OrdazFranky D. Gonzalez • Hayley Tyler • M.K. Malone • Sahar Jahani • Thomas Higgins

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Hayley Tyler • Jane Bartelme • Joy Gorman-Wettels • Kristel Laiblin • Kat Candler • Kim Cybulski • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Mandy Teefey • Marissa Jo Cerar • Michael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena Gomez • Steve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy

DIRECTORS

Brenda StrongMichael SucsyRussell MulcahySunu GoneraTommy Lohmann

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