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Jessica Lingman Yu (born 1966 in Palo Alto, California) is an American film director, writer, producer, and editor. She has worked on documentaries, dramatic films, and television shows. Yu won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (imdb) (1996). Yu's latest film "Last Call at the Oasis" (2012), based upon Alex Prud'homme's "The Ripple Effect".
Early life 
Yu graduated from Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. There, she wrote for the school newspaper, The Oracle. She then went to Yale University and became a NCAA All American in fencing and competed on the US National team.
Personal life 
She, her writer/actor husband Mark Salzman, and their daughters Ava and Esme live in Los Angeles. Yu is a fifth-generation American. Her father's family is from Shanghai, and her mother's is from Guangdong.
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