Screenwriter and director best known for her films The Limbo Room and Daydream Believer. Also an actress, she co-starred with William H. Macy in the film and stage versions of David Mamet's Oleanna.
After graduating from Bennington College, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from The New School.
Her grandfather, Benjamin Eisenstadt, invented the popular sugar substitute Sweet'n'Low.
She married fellow director Brett Morgen.
Oscar winner Melissa Leo appeared in her film The Limbo Room.