Johanna Lee is a film and television director who has worked on a variety of projects over the years. She is best known for her work on network shows such as Showtime's House of Lies and ABC's Modern Family. She is also the director and executive producer of the new series, Mrs. Fletcher, which is based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.
Born in New York City in 1978, Lee developed an interest in filmmaking as a child and studied film and television production at New York University. After graduating, she worked as a production assistant on various TV shows and movies, including the hit comedy Sex and the City.
In 2006, Lee made her directorial debut with the short film, The Break Up Artist. The film earned critical acclaim and won her the Audience Award at the New York International Independent Film Festival.
In 2008, she directed her first feature film, The Vicious Kind, which starred Adam Scott and Brittany Snow. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and earned Lee several awards, including Best Female Director at the San Diego Film Festival.
Since then, Lee has continued to direct films and television shows. In 2013, she directed the television movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which starred Ben Stiller. She also directed the romantic comedy, Sleeping with Other People, which starred Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie.
In 2017, Lee directed the romantic drama, Our Souls at Night, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning Lee praise for her direction.
Lee has also directed episodes of hit shows such as Girls, The Mindy Project, Love, and Master of None. She is currently working on the upcoming series, Mrs. Fletcher, which will premiere on HBO in 2020.
Lee is a talented director whose work has earned her critical acclaim. With her ever-growing list of credits, Lee is sure to become one of the most celebrated directors of her time.