Jenée LaMarque

Jenée LaMarque (born February 2, 1980 in West Covina, California) is an American writer and director, known for The Pretty One (2013), Spoonful (2012) and The Feels (2018).[1]


LaMarque acted in local theatre while growing up in Claremont, California. She got a degree in English with a creative writing emphasis in poetry from Stanford University. Screenwriting proved to be the combination of these two interests. She took UCLA extension classes in Screenwriting, before getting her MFA in Screenwriting from the AFI Conservatory. At AFI she wrote The Pretty One.[2] LaMarque wrote and directed the short Spoonful, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The Pretty One script was on The Black List in 2011, which helped LaMarque enlist top talent like Zoe Kazan playing both twins, and Jake Johnson, who plays her love interest.[3] LaMarque was a finalist for the Tribeca Film Festival's award "The Nora" in 2013.[4] The Pretty One was nominated for the 2014 Best Movie By a Woman by the Women Film Critics Circle. The Pretty One won Best Narrative Feature and Jenée won Best Director at the 2013 Savannah Film Festival.[5]

Jenée's second feature The Feels starring Constance Wu, Angela Trimbur and Ever Mainard premiered in competition at The 2017 Seattle Film Festival. The Feels’ Ever Mainard won Best Actress at the 2017 Outfest[6] and won Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 NewFest.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

LaMarque has been married to Julian Wass since November 4, 2006. They have two children. She is Mexican American.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'The Feels': Constance Wu Stars in Lesbian Comedy That Amusingly Untangles Differences Between the Sexes — Watch". 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ Leow, Kelly (6 February 2014). "The Pretty One: An interview with writer-director Jenée LaMarque". Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ Kang, Inkoo. "The Pretty One Director Jenee LaMarque on Her Twin Obsession and Her Inspiration to Make Her Debut Feature". Indie Wire. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ Labarba, Annie. "Tribeca Prize Honors Nora Ephron". New York Women in Film & Television. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  5. ^ "The Pretty One (2013) - IMDb".
  6. ^ "Outfest Los Angeles Announces Award Winners for 2017 LGBT FILM FESTIVAL".
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Announcing the Award-Winning Films from NewFest 2017". 27 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Emerging Latino Voices Get to the Point: Short Films at Sundance". 24 January 2012.