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Jamie Babbit is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Script Supervisor American born on 16 november 1970 at Shaker Heights (USA)

Jamie Babbit

Jamie Babbit
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Nationality USA
Birth 16 november 1970 (50 years) at Shaker Heights (USA)

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, United States of Tara, Nip/Tuck, and The L Word. She is involved with film production company POWER UP.

Biography

Babbit was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She grew up in Cleveland with her father, a lawyer and law school professor, and her mother who ran a treatment program for teenagers with drug and alcohol problems, before her death in 2006. The program was called New Directions, and it provided inspiration for the fictional "reparative therapy" (conversion therapy) camp "True Directions" in But I'm a Cheerleader. Babbit began acting at the Cleveland Play House at the age of seven, later moving into stage management and lighting. She studied West African Studies at Barnard College (graduating in 1993) and began taking film classes at New York University during her summer vacations.

Babbit lives in Los Angeles. She has two children with producer Andrea Sperling.

Best films

The Game (1997)
(Script Supervisor)

Usually with

Clea DuVall
Clea DuVall
(4 films)
Joel Michaely
Joel Michaely
(3 films)
Leisha Hailey
Leisha Hailey
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jamie Babbit (12 films)

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Actress

This Film Is Not Yet Rated, 1h38
Directed by Kirby Dick
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Politique, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Political films
Actors Jack Valenti, Kimberly Peirce, Allison Anders, John Waters, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Smith
Roles Herself - Director of 'But I'm a Cheerleader'
Rating74% 3.748313.748313.748313.748313.74831
Le film enquête sur le système de classement des films aux États-Unis, organisé par la Motion Picture Association of America.

Director

Addicted to Fresno, 1h25
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, Ron Livingston, Allison Tolman
Rating54% 2.701972.701972.701972.701972.70197
Martha (Natasha Lyonne) is an overly optimistic housekeeper working at a local hotel in Fresno, California. Her sister Shannon (Judy Greer) is a sex addict that was recently forced to go into rehab after her addiction caused her to lose her job. As she now needs gainful employment, Shannon allows Martha to talk her into working at the hotel as well. However soon after she begins work Shannon accidentally kills one of the hotel's guests and convinces Martha to help her dispose of the body. This is easier said than done, as their attempts result in pet cemetery owners Ruby (Allison Tolman) and Gerald (Fred Armisen) blackmailing them for hush money. Without any other options, Martha and Shannon must now commit a series of robberies to come up with the money.
Breaking the Girls, 1h23
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sam Anderson, Shawn Ashmore, Agnes Bruckner, Shanna Collins, Manish Dayal, Kate Levering
Rating51% 2.556562.556562.556562.556562.55656
Sara, une étudiante qui a été calomniée par un camarade de classe, se retrouve piégée pour meurtre par Alex, qui avait initialement proposé le crime parfait et intraçable.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee, 1h27
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Melonie Diaz, Melanie Mayron, Jenny Shimizu, Guinevere Turner, Deak Evgenikos, Carly pope
Rating55% 2.7526152.7526152.7526152.7526152.752615
Anna has been rejected by her college, her girlfriend broke up with her, and her big sister is getting married. She meets Sadie, who invites her to join Clits In Action, or C(i)A, a radical Third-wave feminist group. Anna soon gets in touch with her political side. She takes part in illegal activism with the group and becomes more aggressive in her daily life.
The Quiet
The Quiet (2006)
, 1h36
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Martin Donovan, Edie Falco, Shawn Ashmore, David Gallagher
Rating61% 3.0995753.0995753.0995753.0995753.099575
Dot (Camilla Belle) is a young, orphaned, deaf and mute teenager. After the death of her also deaf father, she is sent to live with her godparents and their daughter Nina (Elisha Cuthbert), with whom she used to be close friends. However, she soon learns the secrets her new family withhold from the rest of the world as well as from one another.
STUCK
STUCK (2001)
, 7minutes
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Eden Sher
Rating62% 3.140743.140743.140743.140743.14074
An elderly woman, Fern (Jeanette Miller), wakes up her girlfriend Irma (Jennie Ventriss). As they get ready to go to a bridge game, a young girl (Eden Sher) skateboards down a desert road. Irma makes a lime Jell-O dessert, which Fern is rude about. As Irma drives down the road on their way to the game, Fern berates her for driving too fast. They start arguing and their truck hits the young girl on the skateboard. Fern gets out of the truck, announces that the girl is dead, and starts shouting at Irma, insisting that she get out and have a look. Irma locks the truck doors. Fern continues shouting and starts smashing the truck headlights, while Irma refuses to speak or open the doors. Fern threatens to end their 45-year relationship, and when she receives no answer, she takes her ring from her ring finger, throws it at the truck, and walks off down the road. After some time, Irma opens the truck windows and smiles to herself.
But I'm a Cheerleader, 1h25
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Clea DuVall, Bud Cort
Rating67% 3.350383.350383.350383.350383.35038
Seventeen-year-old Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is a sunny high school senior who loves cheerleading and is dating football player Jared (Brandt Wille). She does not enjoy kissing Jared, however, and prefers looking at her fellow cheerleaders. Combined with Megan's interest in vegetarianism and Melissa Etheridge, her family and friends suspect that Megan is in fact a lesbian. With the help of ex-gay Mike (RuPaul), they surprise her with an intervention. Following this confrontation, Megan is sent to True Directions, a reparative therapy camp which uses a five-step program (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous' twelve-step program) to convert its campers to heterosexuality.
Sleeping Beauties, 13minutes
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sarah Lassez, Radha Mitchell, Clea DuVall, Vince Vieluf, Rose McGowan, Nicole Eggert
Rating62% 3.1478753.1478753.1478753.1478753.147875
A mother tells her daughter a real life fairy tale of a "Princess Charming" and her Sleeping Beauty. Heather (Lassez) is in love with her girlfriend Cindy (Mitchell) until one day Cindy "wakes up" and breaks up with Heather, saying she wants a "real prince".

Scriptwriter

Sleeping Beauties, 13minutes
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sarah Lassez, Radha Mitchell, Clea DuVall, Vince Vieluf, Rose McGowan, Nicole Eggert
Rating62% 3.1478753.1478753.1478753.1478753.147875
A mother tells her daughter a real life fairy tale of a "Princess Charming" and her Sleeping Beauty. Heather (Lassez) is in love with her girlfriend Cindy (Mitchell) until one day Cindy "wakes up" and breaks up with Heather, saying she wants a "real prince".
But I'm a Cheerleader, 1h25
Directed by Jamie Babbit
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Clea DuVall, Bud Cort
Roles Story
Rating67% 3.350383.350383.350383.350383.35038
Seventeen-year-old Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is a sunny high school senior who loves cheerleading and is dating football player Jared (Brandt Wille). She does not enjoy kissing Jared, however, and prefers looking at her fellow cheerleaders. Combined with Megan's interest in vegetarianism and Melissa Etheridge, her family and friends suspect that Megan is in fact a lesbian. With the help of ex-gay Mike (RuPaul), they surprise her with an intervention. Following this confrontation, Megan is sent to True Directions, a reparative therapy camp which uses a five-step program (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous' twelve-step program) to convert its campers to heterosexuality.

Direction

The Game
The Game (1997)
, 2h9
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Jeu
Actors Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Roles Script Supervisor
Rating77% 3.8988653.8988653.8988653.8988653.898865
Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a wealthy investment banker, but his success has come at a cost. He is estranged from both his ex-wife (Anna Katarina) and his only sibling, younger brother Conrad (Sean Penn). He remains haunted from having seen his father (Charles Martinet) commit suicide on the latter's 48th birthday. For Nicholas' own 48th birthday, Conrad presents Nicholas with an unusual gift—a voucher for a "game" offered by a company called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Conrad promises Nicholas that it will change his life.
All Over Me, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz, Leisha Hailey, Shawn Hatosy
Roles Script Supervisor
Rating63% 3.1982753.1982753.1982753.1982753.198275
This film focuses on Claude (Alison Folland), a teenage girl who lives in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, and is the story of her sexual discovery and budding lesbianism. Claude's best friend is Ellen (Tara Subkoff). Her plan to start a band with Ellen is subverted when Ellen begins dating Mark (Cole Hauser).
If These Walls Could Talk, 1h37
Directed by Cher, Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, CCH Pounder, Kevin Cooney
Roles Script Supervisor
Rating69% 3.4976253.4976253.4976253.4976253.497625
The 1952 segment deals with Claire Donnelly (Demi Moore), a widowed nurse living in suburban Chicago, who becomes pregnant by her brother-in-law (Jason London) and decides to undergo abortion in order not to hurt her late husband's family. However, abortion at the time is strictly illegal. Claire eventually finds another nurse (CCH Pounder) who provides her the phone number of a woman who can find her someone to perform the abortion. The woman on the phone tells Claire that the only trustworthy abortionist she knows is located in Puerto Rico, and Claire cannot afford the travel costs. After a failed attempt to end her pregnancy with a knitting needle, Claire eventually contacts a man who comes to her home and performs a clandestine procedure on her while she lies on top of a kitchen table. Claire finally manages to abort, but dies shortly afterwards due to hemorrhage.