Adam Bernstein

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Adam Bernstein
Born (1960-05-07) May 7, 1960 (age 55)
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Film director, music video director, television director
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Hecht (1995–present; 2 children)

Adam Bernstein (born May 7, 1960) is an American film director, music video director and television director. For his work on the television show Fargo in 2014, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. In 2007, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for his work on 30 Rock.

He was born in Princeton, New Jersey. Bernstein has been married to actress Jessica Hecht since 1995.[1] He is of half Jewish and half Italian ancestry.[2][3] Bernstein started his career as an animator. He went on to direct over seventy music videos, including "Love Shack" for the B-52's, "Hey Ladies" for the Beastie Boys and "Baby's Got Back" for Sir Mix-a-Lot. In addition to the pilots for "Fargo" "30 Rock" "Scrubs" "Alpha House" and "Strangers with Candy," Adam has directed multiple episodes of "Oz" and "Breaking Bad."[4]

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  1. ^ Watson, Bret (December 1, 1995). "Not The Usual Grind". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Michael Elkin (2010-01-14). "'Bridge' Works". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Jessica Hecht Talks Broadway vs. Hollywood – The Arty Semite –". 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Emmy Nominated Director's Strange Trip: From Sir-Mix-a-Lot's ‘Baby Got Back’ to ‘Fargo’". 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  5. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (March 29, 2006). "Bedford, a College With Sex in the Curriculum". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (March 5, 1999). "FILM REVIEW; A Hit Man Married to the Mob, but Nesting With Mom". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Thomas, Kevin (February 3, 1995). "'It's Pat' Takes Ambiguous Look at Life". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 26, 2010. [dead link]

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