Matthew Diamond

Matthew Diamond

Highest Rated: 92% Dancemaker (1998)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

Birthday: Nov 26, 1951

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

Matthew Diamond began his critically acclaimed career as a director and dance choreographer for film and television in the mid-'80s. He began directing episodes of shows like "Guiding Light," "Designing Women," and "A Different World" before gaining more extensive work directing episodes of "Family Ties" and "Day by Day" in the late 1980s. He continued to direct television shows in the early 1990s and even directed 21 episodes of the classic sitcom "The Golden Girls" before embarking on his crowning artistic achievement later in the decade. In 1998 he put his experiences as a dance choreographer and television director to good use in the documentary "Dancemaker." The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999 and propelled Diamond's directorial career into the 2000s. He enjoyed further success with dance-inspired programming when he earned heaping critical praise, which included Emmy and Directors Guild Awards, for his work directing "Great Performances: Dance in America." He returned to more sitcoms on television afterwards by directing episodes of "Scrubs," "That's So Raven," and "Gilmore Girls." He continued to intertwine dance, music, comedy, and dramatic storytelling with 2008's "Camp Rock" and, a year later, began directed episodes of the hit reality show "So You Think You Can Dance."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Love Blooms Director - 2019
No Score Yet 18% Undercover Bridesmaid Director - 2012
30% 62% The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Director $1.1M 2012
48% 75% Camp Rock Director - 2008
No Score Yet 44% These Old Broads Director - 2001
92% 79% Dancemaker Director $240.5K 1998

TV

Credit
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Director 2016-2017
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Director 2012-2013
43% 25% Cupid Director 2009
97% 82% Ugly Betty Director 2009
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Director 2007-2008
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Director 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Boys Director 2006
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Director 2006
86% 86% Gilmore Girls Director 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Random Years Director 2002
83% 86% Scrubs Director 2001-2002
33% No Score Yet Grown Ups Director 1999
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Director 1999
20% No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer Director 1998
25% No Score Yet Homeboys in Outer Space Director 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Director 1997
14% No Score Yet Drexell's Class Director,
Writer
1991-1992
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Director 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Director 1987-1988 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Director 1989
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Director 1987-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Director 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything's Relative Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Director 1987