Jessie Nelson

Writing, Directing, Producing


Jessie Nelson began her career in film writing, directing, and producing Corrina Corrina, I Am Sam, and the short To The Moon Alice. She has directed Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her writing credits include Step Mom and The Story of Us. Nelson wrote the Broadway musical Waitress with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. She directed Alice By Heart by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik at the National Theaters Connection Program. Nelson began her career with the theater group Mabou Mines at the Public Theater and went on to perform in the Shakespeare In The Park. She wrote the children's book Labracadabra. Additional credits include directing Love the Coopers, and producing Fred Claus and Danny Collins.