Linda Midgett is an award-winning American film and television director. A native of North Carolina, Midgett has directed a range of projects, including feature films, documentaries, and television series.
Prior to her career in directing, Midgett studied film production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA in 1988. She also studied directing at the American Film Institute, where she earned her MFA in 1993.
Midgett's career in directing began in the early 1990s with television series such as Boy Meets World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first feature film was the independent drama, Meet the Deedles (1998). Midgett then went on to direct the romantic comedy, The Prince & Me (2004).
Midgett's next major film was the critically acclaimed drama, Half Nelson (2006). The film, which starred Ryan Gosling, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2012, Midgett directed the independent feature film, The Revisionaries, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival. She followed this up with the documentary, American Mustang (2013), which was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival.
More recently, Midgett directed the Netflix original series, Sense8 (2015-2018). The show was nominated for multiple awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.
Throughout her career, Midgett has earned numerous awards and honors, including the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Award for Excellence in Directing.
Linda Midgett is an accomplished director with a varied filmography. From television series to feature films, Midgett has demonstrated her skill in directing both drama and comedy. She is a talented director who continues to make an impact in the film and television industry.