Julia Cort is an award-winning film and television director, who has directed for major networks and streaming services such as PBS, Netflix, and HBO. She is best known for her work on the critically acclaimed television series Transparent and the 2017 feature film My Friend Dahmer.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Cort was raised in a family of filmmakers and actors, so it was no surprise when she began her own journey in the industry. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Film Studies, Cort moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of filmmaking.
In New York, Cort began her career as an assistant director on a range of independent films and television shows. After honing her skills in the industry, Cort began to move up the ladder, directing and producing her own projects.
In 2013, Cort made her feature film directorial debut with the thriller The Devil’s In The Details. The film was critically acclaimed, and Cort’s direction was praised for its unique visual style and intense suspense.
In 2014, Cort made her television directorial debut with an episode of the series Transparent. The episode was praised for its thoughtful and nuanced exploration of gender identity and sexuality.
Following her success on Transparent, Cort was tapped to direct the biopic My Friend Dahmer (2017). The film stars Ross Lynch as the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and is based on the graphic novel of the same name. Cort’s direction was praised for its restraint and sensitivity, and for its ability to humanize a character that could have easily been portrayed as a one-dimensional monster.
Since then, Cort has gone on to direct episodes of television shows such as The Good Place, Girls, and American Gods. She has also earned multiple awards and nominations for her work, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for her work on Transparent.
Cort is currently in pre-production for her next feature film, a romantic comedy set in Los Angeles. She is also developing a new television series set in the music industry which she will direct and executive produce.
Julia Cort is a talented and ambitious director, whose work has been praised for its complexity and emotional depth. Her groundbreaking work is sure to continue to make waves in the industry for years to come.