Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton

Highest Rated: 100% Half the Picture (2018)

Lowest Rated: 42% Touchy Feely (2013)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1965

Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, USA

Lynn Shelton worked in many areas in Hollywood as an actress, editor, writer and director. Shelton did a lot of making up for lost time because at first she didn't believe she could work in a creative field, until a revelation later in life told her she could make her own movies. Born in 1965 in Oberlin, Ohio, Shelton grew up in Seattle. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, then went to the University of Washington School of Drama, after which she went to New York, where she attended the School of Visual Arts. Shelton wanted to work in a creative field when she was young, but at first she didn't have the confidence. Then when Shelton realized that Claire Denis made her directing debut in 1988 with "Chocolat" when she was in her early 40s, she knew it wasn't too late for her to make a movie when she was in her thirties. Shelton first broke into the business as an editor, and finally got her first film as a writer and director off the ground with "We Go Way Back" (2006), which was largely improvised on a miniscule budget. Shelton's helming credits included "Humpday" (2009), a comedy about two close male friends who become lovers; "Touchy Feely" (2013), which starred Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page; several episodes of the Zooey Deschanel sitcom "New Girl" (Fox, 2011- ), and the series "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC, 2015 - ), based on chef Eddie Huang's memoir about his family making its way to America from Taiwan. Shelton had another feature released in 2014: "Laggies," starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Sam Rockwell. "Laggies" dealt with a woman who is still trying to grow up late in life, a theme that definitely hit home for a late bloomer who ended up blossoming beautifully as a storyteller. Lynn Shelton died on May 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 54.

Highest rated movies

Sword of Trust
Lucky Them




71% 40% Marc Maron: End Times Fun Director - 2020
94% 63% Sword of Trust Deirdre (Character),
$321.2K 2019
100% 71% Half the Picture Self $21.6K 2018
96% 77% Outside In Director,
$68.7K 2017
80% 70% Marc Maron: Too Real Director - 2017
65% 50% Laggies Director $440.3K 2014
78% 57% Lucky Them Lisa (Character) $32.9K 2013
42% 22% Touchy Feely Director,
Film Editing
$36.0K 2013
No Score Yet 35% The Off Hours Danielle (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Junk Marla (Character) - 2011
83% 66% Your Sister's Sister Director,
$1.6M 2011
79% 51% Humpday Monica (Character),
$388.4K 2009
No Score Yet 42% My Effortless Brilliance Director,
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eros Film Editing - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moving Leah (Character) - 2008
43% 65% We Go Way Back Director,
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet 8 Minutes to Love Film Editing - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clouds That Touch Us Out of Clear Skies Director - 2000


79% 61% Little Fires Everywhere Executive Producer,
64% 79% The Morning Show Director 2019
88% 88% A.P. Bio Director 2019
94% 81% Fresh Off the Boat Director 2015-2017
75% 82% Maron Director 2016
94% 96% Mad Men Director 2010