Gail Mancuso

Gail Mancuso (born July 14, 1958[1]) is an American film and television director.

Gail Mancuso
Born
Gail Susan Mancuso

(1958-07-14) July 14, 1958 (age 62)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesGail Mancuso Cordray
OccupationFilm and Television director
Years active1984–present
Known forRoseanne, 30 Rock, Modern Family

Early life and careerEdit

Mancuso grew up in Melrose Park, Illinois. She is married to Brian Downs, a doctor, and divides her time between her homes in Valencia, California and River Forest, Illinois.[2]

Mancuso began her career as an usher of the set of several television talk shows. Later, became a script supervisor for the Showtime comedy Brothers. In 1989, she began serving as associate director for Roseanne. After one of the show's directors left in 1991, she had the chance to become one of the main directors and continued until the show's eighth season.[2] She went on to direct episodes of many television series like Friends, Dharma and Greg and Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.

In 2007, Mancuso began working on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. She has also directed episodes of 30 Rock and Scrubs. In 2008, she won a Gracie Award for her work on 30 Rock.[3]

In 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her Modern Family episode "Slow Down Your Neighbors".[2] In 2012, she directed Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the pilot episode of Downwardly Mobile which was commissioned by NBC, but ultimately not picked up. In 2013, she won the Emmy Award for directing episode "Arrested" on Modern Family. In 2014, she won the Emmy Award for directing episode "Las Vegas" on Modern Family.

In 2019, Mancuso directed "A Dog's Journey" which was the sequel to 2017's "A Dog's Purpose" directed by Lasse Hallström.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1984–88 Brothers Script Supervisor 46 episodes from 1984–86
1987–1990 Just the Ten of Us "First Day at School" (1988)
1988–89 Day by Day 13 episodes from 1988
1988–2018 Roseanne Director
Associate Director
54 episodes from 1991–2018
89 episodes from 1989–1993
1989 Major Dad Scrip Supervisor "Pilot"
1991–94 Herman's Head Director "The Herm from Ipanema" (1994)
1992–93 Camp Wilder 4 episodes from 1992–93
1993 Joe's Life "Mind If I Smoke?" (1993)
1993–99 The Nanny 6 episodes from 1994
1994 Monty "East Side Story" (1994)
1994–98 Ellen 7 episodes from 1997–98
1994–99 Friends 14 episodes from 1995–99
1995 Hudson Street 2 episodes from 1995
1995–96 New York Daze "Football Story" (1995)
Almost Perfect 2 episodes from 1995
1995–98 The Naked Truth 2 episodes from 1997
1996 Love and Marriage "Here a Case Where Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong" (1996)
1996–97 Mr. Rhodes unknown episodes
The Single Guy "Vegas Finale" (1997)
Ink "The Debutante" (1997)
1996–2000 Suddenly Susan 2 episodes from 1997
1996–2003 Sabrina the Teenage Witch 2 episodes from 1996
1997 The Tony Danza Show 2 episodes from 1997
1998–2001 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 7 episodes from 1999–2001
1997–2002 Dharma & Greg 28 episodes from 1997–2001
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! "In the Company of Maya" (1998)
1998 1973 TV Movie
Conrad Bloom 2 episodes from 1998
1998–2000 Jesse "Touched by an Angel" (1999)
1998–2004 Becker 9 episodes from 2001–03
1998–2007 The King of Queens "Cello, Goodbye" (1998)
1999 Square One unknown episodes
1999–2001 Norm also known as The Norm Show

"My Name Is Norm" (1999)

Ladies Man 2 episodes from 1999–2000
1999–2000 Stark Raving Mad 5 episodes from 1999–2000
2000 Then Came You "Then Came the Monthiversary"
2000–01 The Weber Show also known as Cursed

2 episodes from 2001

2000–06 Yes, Dear 3 episodes from 2000–01
2000–07 Gilmore Girls 5 episodes from 2001–03
OFTA Television Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Series (2002)[4]
2001 The Fighting Fitzgeralds "One Angry Man" (2001)
2001–02 Three Sisters 4 episodes from 2001
Inside Schwartz 3 episodes from 2001
2001–07 Reba 7 episodes from 2001–03
2001–2010 Scrubs 9 episodes from 2002–09
2002–03 In-Laws "Married Christmas"
Family Affair "Space Invaders" (2003)
2003 A.U.S.A. 2 episodes from 2003
My Big Fat Greek Life 3 episodes from 2003
2003–04 The Tracey Morgan Show 2 episodes from 2004
The Mullets 7 episodes from 2003–04
Married to the Kellys 8 episodes from 2003–04
Run of the House 2 episodes from 2004
2003–2015 Two and a Half Men 2 episodes from 2004
2004 The Men's Room unknown episodes
2004–06 Joey 2 episodes from 2004
2004–08 Rodney 3 episodes from 2005
2005–06 Jake in Progress "Jake or the Fat Man" (2005)
Stacked "The Ex-Appeal" (2005)
Out of Practice "Yours, Mine or His?" (2006)
2005–07 Living with Fran 2 episodes from 2005
My Name Is Earl "Burn Victim" (2007)
2006 Nobody's Watching TV Movie
Teachers. 2 episodes from 2006
Thick and Thin[disambiguation needed] unknown episodes
2006–07 The Singles Table "The Work Dinner" (2007)
2006–08 Men in Trees "Sink or Swim" (2006)
Happy Hour 2 episodes from 2008
2006–2013 30 Rock 8 episodes from 2006–2010
Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Director — Entertainment Series or Special (2008)[5]
2007 The IT Crowd TV Movie
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
2007–08 Aliens in America "No Man Is an Island" (2007)
In the Motherhood 6 episodes from 2008
Cavemen "Andy, the Stand-Up" (2008)
2007–2012 Chuck "Chuck Versus the Suitcase" (2010)
2007–2013 Rules of Engagement 17 episodes from 2007–2013
2008 The Return of Jezebel James "Needles and Schlag" (2008)
Five Year Plan TV Movie
2008–09 Kath & Kim "Desire" (2009)
2009 Hank "Dog" (2010)
2009–2010 Better Off Ted "Get Happy" (2009)
Accidentally on Purpose "It Happened One Christmas" (2009)
2009–2015 Community Director
Co-Executive Producer
"English as a Second Language" (2010)
19 episodes from 2013–15
Cougar Town Director 5 episodes from 2009–2011
2009–2018 The Middle "The Floating Anniversary" (2009)
2009–2020 Modern Family 31 episodes from 2010–2020
OFTA Television Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Series (2011, 2013–14)[6][7][8]
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series ("Arrested") (2013)[9]
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series ("Vegas") (2014)[10]
Nominated - American Comedy Award for Best Comedy Director — TV (2014)[11]
Nominated - Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series ("My Hero") (2014)
Nominated - Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series ("Las Vegas") (2015)
Nominated - Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series ("White Christmas") (2016)
Nominated - OFTA Television Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Series (2012)[12]
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series ("Slow Down Your Neighbors") (2011)[13]
2010-11 Outsourced "Party of Five" (2010)
$#*! My Dad Says 5 episodes from 2010
2011 Mad Love 3 episodes from 2011
2011–13 Happy Endings "Big White Lies" (2012)
2011–14 Suburgatory "Entering Eden" (2012)
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? 12 episodes from 2012
2012–13 Ben and Kate "The Fox Hunt" (2012)
Nominated - Women's Image Network Award for Outstanding Film/Show Directed by a Woman (2013)[14]
1600 Penn "Dinner, Bath, Puzzle" (2013)
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2 episodes from 2013
2012 Downwardly Mobile TV Movie
2013 Adopted
2013–15 Ground Floor 12 episodes from 2013–15
2014–15 Cristela 4 episodes from 2014–15
2014–present Black-ish 2 episodes from 2016
2015 Your Family or Mine "Pilot" (2015)
Happyish 2 episodes from 2015
Take If from Us Director
Executive Producer
TV Movie
2015–16 The Grinder Director "The Olyphant in the Room" (2016)
2015–19 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Goes to College!" (2017)
2015–present Fresh Off the Boat 2 episodes from 2015
2015 How We Live TV Movie
2016 The Enforcers
2016–present Man with a Plan 6 episodes from 2017–2020
2017–18 Superior Donuts "Get It, Arthur" (2017)
Great News "Celebrity Hacking Scandal" (2017)
2018 So Close TV Movie
2018–2020 The Conners 10 episodes from 2019–2020
2019 A Dog's Journey Feature Film
2020 Indebted "Everybody's Talking About Dav" (2020)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ birth check per intelius.com
  2. ^ a b c Dooley, Megan (September 6, 2011). "TV director has real 'Modern Family' in River Forest". Wednesday Journal. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "2008 Gracie Awards® Winners". Alliance for Women in Media. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  4. ^ "6th Annual TV Awards (2001-02) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  5. ^ "Gracie Allen Awards (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  6. ^ "15th Annual TV Awards (2010-11) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  7. ^ "17th Annual TV Awards (2012-13) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  8. ^ "18th Annual TV Awards (2013-14) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  9. ^ "Nominees / Winners 2013". Television Academy. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  10. ^ "Nominees / Winners 2014". Television Academy. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  11. ^ "American Comedy Awards, USA (2014)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  12. ^ "16th Annual TV Awards (2011-12) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  13. ^ "Nominees / Winners 2011". Television Academy. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  14. ^ "Women's Image Network Awards (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-06-18.

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