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Jessie Nelson is an American producer and writer, known for her work on I Am Sam (2001), Stepmom (1998), Corrina, Corrina (1994), and The Story of us (1999). She is married to film and television series director Bryan Gordon and their daughter is actress Molly Gordon. Jessie and Molly have worked on many movies together. See full bio »

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I Am Sam Writer
Little Voice Writer


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  Disenchanted (screenplay) (pre-production)
  Little Voice (TV Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 2020) (written by - 4 episodes, 2020) (story by - 2 episodes, 2020) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2020)
- Sing What I Can't Say (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Sea Change (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Ghost Light (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Tell Her (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Quick, Quick Slow (2020) ... (creator)
 2007 Fred Claus (story)
 2007 Because I Said So (written by)
 2005 Earth to America (TV Special) (segment "writer")
 2001 I Am Sam (written by)
 1999 The Story of Us (written by)
 1998 Stepmom (screenplay)
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Women on the Verge (1996) ... (story by)
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (written by)
 1990 To the Moon, Alice (Short)
 1987 Daniel and the Towers (TV Movie)
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Show Show Director (6 credits)
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Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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(2015 to 2016 season) He was writer for the musical, "Waitress," at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Jessie Mueller in the cast. Sara Bareilles was composer and lyricist. Diane Paulus was artistic director and director.


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Directed one Oscar-nominated performance, Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001).

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