Adam Bernstein

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Adam Bernstein
Born (1960-05-07) May 7, 1960 (age 58)
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Film director, music video director, television director
Years active 1993–present
Jessica Hecht (m. 1995)
Children 2

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.


Bernstein was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and is of half Jewish and half Italian ancestry.[1][2] Bernstein began 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 Got Back" for Sir Mix-a-Lot. In addition to the pilots for Fargo, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Alpha House and Strangers with Candy, Bernstein directed multiple episodes of Oz and Breaking Bad.[3]

Bernstein has been married to actress Jessica Hecht since 1995.[4]

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  1. ^ Michael Elkin (January 14, 2010). "'Bridge' Works". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jessica Hecht Talks Broadway vs. Hollywood – The Arty Semite –". April 16, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Emmy Nominated Director's Strange Trip: From Sir-Mix-a-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' to 'Fargo'". July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Watson, Bret (December 1, 1995). "Not The Usual Grind". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  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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