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Allison Anders

Anders weathered a rough childhood and young adult life which not only encouraged an escapist penchant for making up characters but also an insider's sympathy for the strong but put-upon women who people her films. Growing up in rural Kentucky, Anders would always remember hanging onto her father's leg at age five as he abandoned her family. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014-2015 Murder in the First (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Blue on Blue (2015)
- Pants on Fire (2014)
 2015 Proof (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Memento Vivere (2015)
 2015 TURN: Washington's Spies (TV Series) (1 episode)
- False Flag (2015)
 2014 The Divide (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2014 Gang Related (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Invierno Cayó (2014)
 2014 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2013 Ring of Fire (TV Movie)
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Red Barn (2013)
 2012 Strutter
 2011-2012 Southland (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Fallout (2012)
- Sideways (2011)
 2011 A Crush on You (TV Movie)
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2006 Men in Trees (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Power Shift (2006)
 2006 The L Word (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Dance (2006)
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Volunteers (2004)
 2002 In the Echo (TV Movie)
 2000 Grosse Pointe (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Star Wars (2000)
- Boys on the Side (2000)
 1999-2000 Sex and the City (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Big Time (2000)
- Drama Queens (2000)
- The Caste System (1999)
 1999 Sugar Town
 1995 Four Rooms (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
 1993 Mi vida loca
 1987 Border Radio
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Other Works:

Postproduction Diary, "Cut to the 'Grace'," Published in "Premiere," October, 1996, Vol. 10, No. 2, Pages 49-50, 52-53, 55.

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

"Theory is important. It breaks down the language of cinema and shows us how to create meaning." (commenting on the benefits of film school).


Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. See more »

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