Martha Coolidge

Highest Rated: 100% Rambling Rose (1991)
Lowest Rated: 4% Material Girls (2006)
Birthday: Aug 17, 1946
Birthplace: Not Available
After studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and N.Y.U., filmmaker Martha Coolidge worked in Canadian television while making short films and documentaries. In 1975, she wrote, directed, and produced her first feature film, Not a Pretty Picture, focusing on the issue of high school date rape. It wasn't until 1983 that she would find her niche in comedies with the teen classic Valley Girl, starring a young Nicolas Cage. She stayed with teen movies for her next three projects: National Lampoon's Joy of Sex, Real Genius, and Plain Clothes. For the rest of the '80s, Coolidge directed several TV shows (including a few episodes of The Twilight Zone) and made-for-TV movies before making a comeback in 1991 with the coming-of-age drama Rambling Rose, winning her Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards. In 1992, she made the TNT movie Crazy in Love, featuring an all-star cast with Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, and Frances McDormand. She stayed with comedy dramas for her next two efforts: Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and Angie, starring Geena Davis. The rest of the '90s she made several little-seen features, including the Jack Lemmon/ Walter Matthau comedy Out to Sea. Her television work was more successful, with an Emmy nomination for her biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and a Director's Guild award for a segment of the anthology If These Walls Could Talk 2 (the other segments were directed by Jane Anderson and Anne Heche). A longtime associate of the DGA, Coolidge became the group's first woman president in 2002. The next year, she made the romantic drama Aurora Island, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Kim Basinger. In 2004 Coolidge release The Prince & Me, a romance starring Julia Stiles as a young woman who falls in love with a royal. Two years later Coolidge directed the Duff sisters, Hilary and Haylie as spoiled sisters who lose their fortune, in Material Girls.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tribute Director 2009
No Score Yet An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong Director 2009
4% Material Girls Director $11.4M 2006
No Score Yet 12 Days of Christmas Eve Director 2004
28% The Prince & Me Director $28.2M 2004
No Score Yet The Flamingo Rising Director 2001
No Score Yet Directed by Alan Smithee Actor 2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection Director 2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Director 2000
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Director 1999
36% Out to Sea Director 1997
13% Three Wishes Director 1995
10% Beverly Hills Cop III Security Woman 1994
44% Angie Director 1994
71% Lost in Yonkers Director 1993
No Score Yet Crazy In Love Director 1992
100% Rambling Rose Director 1991
No Score Yet Bare Essentials Director 1991
No Score Yet That's Adequate Herself 1989
No Score Yet Plain Clothes Director 1988
74% Real Genius Director 1985
No Score Yet Joy of Sex Director 1984
82% Valley Girl Director 1983
No Score Yet Not a Pretty Picture Screenwriter Producer Director 1976

TV

CREDIT
96% Angie Tribeca
2016-2018
Director Producer
  • 2016
29% Killer Women
2014
Director
  • 2014
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Director
  • 2014
38% Cult
2013
Director
  • 2013
No Score Yet Crime Scene Investigation [DELETED]
2003-2010
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2006
92% Psych
2006-2014
Director
  • 2009
52% Shark
2006-2008
Director
  • 2007
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Director
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Related
2005-2006
Director
  • 2006
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Sledge Hammer!
1986-1988
Director
  • 1986

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