Television director who all won a 2008 Gracie Prize on her behalf directorial focus on 30 Rock and roll. She also gained a 2013 Emmy on her behalf focus on the sitcom Contemporary Family. She started her tv career being a script supervisor for the Showtime series Brothers. Her tv directing credits included shows of Dharma and Greg, Close friends, Guidelines of Engagement, and Scrubs. She wedded doctor Brian Downs and bought homes in both River Forest, Illinois, and Valencia, California. She became associate movie director of Roseanne Barr’s tv program Roseanne in 1989.