|Born||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Occupation||Television director, television producer, film producer, film director|
|Notable work||Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
MacLaren made her directorial debut on the season nine episode of The X-Files, "John Doe", which was written by her future Breaking Bad collaborator Vince Gilligan. She was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards all for Breaking Bad: one for directing the episode "One Minute" (season 3, episode 7) in 2010, one for directing the episode "Gliding Over All" (season 5, episode 8) in 2013, and the other four in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Outstanding Drama Series, on which she served as an executive producer, winning in 2013 and 2014. She was also nominated for three Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama for Breaking Bad, winning in 2014 and 2015. In June 2014, it was announced MacLaren had signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO.
In November 2014, it was announced that MacLaren would develop the script and direct Wonder Woman, the iconic character's first solo cinematic appearance and the fourth installment of the DC Extended Universe. However, in April 2015 MacLaren left the project due to "creative differences". She is currently set to executive produce and direct the pilot for David Simon's HBO drama The Deuce. In August 2016, it was announced that MacLaren would be directing the film adaptation of Kristin Hannah's novel The Nightingale. The same year she also directed the ninth episode of the HBO series Westworld. When the directors of the final season of Game of Thrones were announced, several prominent news sites, including Polygon and Nerdist expressed disappointment that MacLaren, the only female to direct on the series, was not included.
|Modern Family||Director||Season 8, Episode 20|
|2016||Westworld||Season 1, Episode 9|
|2015||Better Call Saul||Season 1, Episode 2|
|2014||The Leftovers||Season 1, Episode 8|
|2013–2014||Game of Thrones||4 episodes|
|2013||Chicks 'n' Guns||Director
|Breaking Bad bonus scene|
|2012||The River||Director||Season 1, Episode 6|
|NCIS||Season 9, Episode 17|
|2011||Hell on Wheels||Season 1, Episode 7|
|Camelot||Season 1, Episode 8; TV miniseries|
|2010–2014||The Walking Dead||3 episodes|
|2010||The Event||Season 1, Episode 9|
|Lie to Me||Season 3, Episode 3|
|Memphis Beat||Season 1, Episode 7|
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (2013–2014)
Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama (2013–2014)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (2010, 2013)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (2010, 2012)
Nominated—Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama (2011)
|2006||Kyle XY||Director||Season 1, Episode 6|
|Population 436||Feature film debut|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Season 7, Episode 12|
|2005||Night Stalker||Executive Producer||Season 1, Episode 1|
|2003||John Doe||Director||Season 1, Episode 11|
|2002||Without a Trace||Season 1, Episode 10|
|1999–2000||Harsh Realm||Co-Executive Producer||8 episodes|
|1999||A Song from the Heart||Writer
|1997||A Child's Wish|
|1995||The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie|
|1994||Moment of Truth: A Mother's Deception|
|Heart of a Child|
|Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges|
|Moment of Truth: To Walk Again|
|1993||Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many|
|For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story|
|The House on Sycamore Street||Production Manager|
|1991||Omen IV: The Awakening|
|K2||Second Unit Manager|
|1989–1990||Booker||Production Manager||22 episodes|
- Gunn, Andrea. "A woman of action: Michelle MacLaren,". Queen's University. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
- "2010 Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series". Television Academy. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- "2010 Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Drama Series". Television Academy. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Director Michelle MacLaren Inks HBO Deal". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- Fisher, Russ. "Director Michelle MacLaren Leaves ‘Wonder Woman’". /Film. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Kit, Borys. "'Wonder Woman' Movie Loses Director Michelle MacLaren (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Maggie Gyllenhaal To Topline HBO Drama Pilot ‘The Deuce’". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
- Kroll, Justin (August 11, 2016). "‘Game of Thrones’ Director Michelle MacLaren to Helm TriStar’s ‘The Nightingale’". Variety. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
- Alexander, Julia. "Game of Thrones showunners to direct series finale as final directors announced". Polygon. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
- Lutes, Alicia. "GAME OF THRONES’ FINAL SEASON DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED". Nerdist. Retrieved 27 September 2017.