Gaylen Ross

Gaylen Ross

Actor, Director


Gaylen Ross (born August 6, 1952) is an American filmmaker, producer, and director, known for her work in film and television.

Ross began her career in filmmaking in 1976 with the social documentary, “The World of the Working Woman”. The film focused on the struggles of working women in America. It was broadcast on PBS and won the Silver Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival.

Ross then went on to create the documentary series, “American Playhouse” which ran on PBS from 1981 to 1988. The series featured such films as “The Color of Money”, “The Bostonians”, and “The Right Stuff”.

In 1985, Ross directed the feature film “Clara’s Heart”, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

In 1989, Ross directed the television movie, “In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance” for NBC. The film was a huge success, and earned her an Emmy nomination.

In the 1990s, Ross directed a number of television movies, including “The Ring”, “The Stepford Husbands”, “The Pact”, and “The Third Twin”. She also directed the feature film “The Substitute” starring Tom Berenger.

Ross continued to direct television movies in the 2000s, including “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier”, “My Sister’s Keeper”, and “Maneater”. She also directed the television series, “Killer Women” for ABC.

In 2013, Ross directed the film “The Good Mother”, starring Diane Lane. The film was praised by critics and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

Ross is currently in pre-production on her next feature film, “The Gateway”.

Throughout her career, Ross has been praised for her work in both film and television. She has been nominated for several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award and several Academy Award nominations. Her films have also been screened at numerous film festivals. Ross is an accomplished filmmaker and continues to make her mark in the industry.


15 de agost de 1950

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