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Jessica Yu was born in 1966 as Jessica Lingman Yu. She is a director and writer, known for American Dreams (2002), In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) and Ping Pong Playa (2007). She is married to Mark Salzman. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Dreams
American Dreams Director
(2004)
Ping Pong Playa
Ping Pong Playa Director
(2007)
Protagonist
Protagonist Director
(2007)

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 2013/I The Guide (Documentary) (completed)
 2016 Lady Dynamite (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mein Ramp (2016)
 2016 Castle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Backstabber (2016)
- The Blame Game (2016)
 2015-2016 American Crime (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode Nine (2015)
 2016 ForEveryone.Net (Documentary short)
 2012-2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Too Big to Fail (2014)
- Road Trip (2012)
 2014/I Misconception (Documentary)
 2012 Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blown Away (2012)
 2012 Meet Mr Toilet (Short)
 2006-2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Heart-Shaped Box (2011)
- Invest in Love (2009)
- Stand by Me (2009)
 2011 Last Call at the Oasis (Documentary)
 2009 The Kinda Sutra (Documentary short)
 2007 Protagonist (Documentary)
 2001-2004 The West Wing (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Supremes (2004)
 2004 American Dreams (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Real-To-Reel (2004)
 2004 In the Realms of the Unreal (Documentary)
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2003)
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 The Guardian (TV Series) (1 episode)
- You Belong to Me (2003)
 2002 ER (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bygones (2002)
 1998 The Living Museum (Documentary)
 1998 Better Late (Short)
 1994 The Conductor
 1993 Sour Death Balls (Short)
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I find there's always the idea that ends up keeping you up all night -- that's the beginning of the obsession that will have enough momentum to carry you through the film. I don't want to work on a film where by the end you're totally sick of it. See more »

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Member of the 1986 USA National Fencing Team that competed at the World Championships. Graduate of Yale University. Participated in 1983, 1985, and 1987 US Olympic Festivals Named to the NCAA Women's Fencing All-Decade Team in 1991 See more »

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