Dennie Gordon

Dennie Gordon

Highest Rated: 71% Isolation (2021)

Lowest Rated: 9% Joe Dirt (2001)

Birthday: May 9, 1953

Birthplace: Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA

Award-winning director and writer Dennie Gordon studied at the Yale School of Drama before getting her start directing off-Broadway theater in the early 1990s. In 1994, she wrote and directed an adaptation of the Andre Dubus short story "A Hard Rain," which attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and David E. Kelley, and earned the director a chance to try her hand at television. Helming episodes of "Picket Fences," "Ally McBeal," and "Dawson's Creek" among others, Gordon established herself as a master of both comedy and drama, and in 2000 she received the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for her work with comedienne Tracey Ullman in an episode of "Tracey Takes On...." The director's first feature film was 2001's "Joe Dirt," a comedy starring David Spade, which she followed with the 2003 teen favorite "What a Girl Wants," fronted by Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth. After completing the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen comedy feature "New York Minute" in 2004, Gordon returned to television, and over the next few years would direct some of the most celebrated series on the small screen, among them "The Office," "Burn Notice," and "30 Rock." In 2011, Gordon announced her plans to direct the feature "My Lucky Star," a romantic comedy starring Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang.




71% 86% Isolation Director,
- 2021
50% 43% My Lucky Star Director - 2012
11% 47% New York Minute Director $14.0M 2004
36% 62% What a Girl Wants Director $36.0M 2003
9% 63% Joe Dirt Director $27.1M 2001


No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Light Executive Producer 2022
91% 83% For All Mankind Director 2021
71% 73% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Executive Producer 2019
81% 80% Power Director 2015 2017
91% 86% Legion Director 2017
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Director 2014-2015
68% 46% Under the Dome Director 2015
88% 77% 12 Monkeys Director 2015
95% 93% Rectify Director 2014
65% 46% Hellcats Director 2010
88% 94% Burn Notice Female Senator (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Director 2010
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Director 2010
77% No Score Yet Samantha Who? Director 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aliens in America Director 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Brian Director 2006
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Director 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack & Jill Director 2000
90% 100% Sports Night Director 1999
No Score Yet 80% Dawson's Creek Director 1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Director 1996
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Director 1995
65% No Score Yet The Ex List Director