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James Ponsoldt


James Ponsoldt was born in 1978 in Athens, Georgia, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), The Circle (2017) and The End of the Tour (2015). He has been married to Megan Holloway since September 25, 2010. See full bio »

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The Spectacular Now
Tue, Jul 05 8:15 AM PDT on FLIX (623)
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(2013)
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 2022 Shrinking (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2022 Daisy Jones & The Six (TV Mini Series) (1 episode) (post-production)
  Rodham (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
  Untitled Urban Cowboy (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
 2022 Summering
 2018-2019 Sorry for Your Loss (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- I'm Still Here (2019)
- Norway (2019)
 2017 Thin Ice (TV Movie)
 2017/I The Circle (directed by)
 2017 The Legend of Master Legend (TV Movie)
 2015 Master of None (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hot Ticket (2015)
- Plan B (2015)
 2014 Shameless (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Iron City (2014)
 2013 Parenthood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The M Word (2013)
 2012 Smashed
 2008 We Saw Such Things (Documentary short) (co-director)
 2006 Off the Black
 2004 Junebug and Hurricane (Short)
 2003 Rush Tickets (Short)
 2003 Coming Down the Mountain (Short)
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He graduated from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree and earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in directing from Columbia University in New York City. See more »

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