Jessica Yu (I)

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Jessica Yu was born in 1966 as Jessica Lingman Yu. She is a director and producer, known for In the Realms of the Unreal (2004), Last Call at the Oasis (2011) and Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017). She is married to Mark Salzman. See full bio »


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 2019 Bluff City Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2019)
 2019 Fosse/Verdon (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Glory (2019)
 2018-2019 Billions (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Kompenso (2018)
 2019 The Rookie (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Flesh and Blood (2019)
 2018 Sorry for Your Loss (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2018 The Affair (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (2018)
 2018 I'm Dying Up Here (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Ten Days in the Valley (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Maria Bamford: Old Baby (TV Special documentary)
 2015-2017 American Crime (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode Nine (2015)
 2016 Pure Genius (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2016 Lady Dynamite (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mein Ramp (2016)
 2016 Castle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Backstabber (2016)
- The Blame Game (2016)
 2016 ForEveryone.Net (Documentary short)
 2012-2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Too Big to Fail (2014)
- Road Trip (2012)
 2014/I Misconception (Documentary)
 2013/I The Guide (Documentary)
 2012 Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blown Away (2012)
 2012 Focus Forward: Short Films, Big Ideas (Documentary short)
 2012 Meet Mr. Toilet (Short)
 2006-2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Heart-Shaped Box (2011)
- Invest in Love (2009)
- Stand by Me (2009)
 2011 Last Call at the Oasis (Documentary)
 2009 The Kinda Sutra (Documentary short)
 2007 Protagonist (Documentary)
 2001-2004 The West Wing (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Supremes (2004)
 2004 In the Realms of the Unreal (Documentary)
 2004 American Dreams (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Real-to-Reel (2004)
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ex (2003)
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 The Guardian (TV Series) (1 episode)
- You Belong to Me (2003)
 2002 ER (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bygones (2002)
 1998 Better Late (Short)
 1998 The Living Museum (Documentary)
 1994 The Conductor
 1993 Sour Death Balls (Short)
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Book: "Garden of the Lost and Abandoned," Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-10: 0544617061

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I find there's always the idea that ends up keeping you up all night -- that's the beginning of the obsession that will have enough momentum to carry you through the film. I don't want to work on a film where by the end you're totally sick of it. See more »


Her best known work is the 1996 documentary "Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien" for which she won the 1997 Oscar in the short documentary category. See more »

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