Jamie Babbit (born November 16, 1970) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She directed the films But I’m a Cheerleader, The Quiet and Itty Bitty Titty Committee. She has also directed episodes of television programs including Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Nip/Tuck and The L Word. She is involved with film production company POWER UP.
After graduating from Barnard in 1993, Babbit’s first job was as a production assistant for Martin Scorsese on The Age of Innocence. After that she worked as a production assistant on John Sayles’s The Secret of Roan Inish where she worked with fellow aspiring filmmakers Karyn Kusama and Jasmine Kosovic.
Babbit’s next job was as script supervisor on John Duigan film The Journey of August King – a job that with little experience she “lied her way into”.This was followed by Su Friedrich’s television film Hide and Seek. In 1996, after working on If These Walls Could Talk, where she met her future partner Andrea Sperling… read more