Garr was born in Los Angeles. She is best known for How High, starring Method Man, Lark Voorhies and Mike Epps. Garr went on to produce the Fox TV series Method And Red. She began her career with Merv Griffin Enterprises at Wheel of Fortune.
Garr was a producer for MTV News in the 90s. Segueing next to PBS, Garr Executive Produced the 8 part docu-soap series "The Ride". This series was a critical success and launched the career of actress Paula Patton. It also garnered Garr a MacArthur Fellowship nomination. Garr later joined the Disney Company's Buena Vista Television discovering writers for Keenen Ivory Wayans' late night talk show and developing other alternative programming.
Garr also worked as VP Development for filmmaker Amy Heckerling at Paramount Television. During this stint she is best known for setting afloat the career of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Producer/Screenwriter, Dustin Lee Abraham.
In 2005, she produced the documentary film "The Strip Game" for Lions Gate Entertainment, starring Method Man, Travis Barker and Ghostface Killah. In 2010, Lions Gate Entertainment re-released the film virally and it is ranked as one of the most popular documentaries by Hulu. Garr's South by Southwest documentary film 1 More Hit, featuring Jamie Kennedy, Akon, Paul Mooney, Steve-O and Twink Caplan was nominated by the Entertainment Industries Council for a Prism Award, it was released on DVD and then as a VOD January 19, 2012.
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