Director / Producer
Jessie Nelson wrote, directed and produced CORRINA CORRINA and I AM SAM, starring Sean Penn. She co-created and executive produced Sara Bareilles’ LITTLE VOICE for Bad Robot and Apple TV. Among her other directing credits are CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and LOVE, THE COOPERS. Her writing credits also include STEP MOM and THE STORY OF US. Nelson wrote the Broadway musical WAITRESS with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, which went on to the West End in London. Nelson directed ALICE BY HEART, which she co-wrote with Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik at the National Theater Connections Program in London and at MCC in NYC. She began her career as an actress at the Public Theater, working with the experimental theater, Mabou Mines, and acting with the New York Shakespeare Festival. Currently, Nelson is executive producing Nikesh Shukula’s BROWN BABY and Glennon Doyle’s UNTAMED for television. She wrote the children’s book LABRACADABRA.