American film director, cinematographer, editor and screenwriter known for the 2006 critically acclaimed independent film Half Nelson.
She studied film at NYU, where she met her collaborator Ryan Fleck.
After her short script Half Nelson won a prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, she made it into a film starring Ryan Gosling.
She and Ryan Fleck were once romantically involved.
Ryan Gosling starred in her 2006 film Half Nelson.