Bonita Pietila

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Bonita "Bonnie" Pietila (born c. 1953) is a Finnish American casting director and producer. She is best known for her work on The Simpsons, with which she has won three Emmy Awards with The Simpsons in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Pietila has been with the series since its beginnings on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987. As well as working as line producer and producer on the series, she has done other different jobs involving The Simpsons including talent coordinator on the TV short Springfield's Most Wanted, voice director on the video game The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield and producer on the direct to video film The Simpsons Take the Bowl.

Pietila has also worked on several other films and TV shows other than The Simpsons such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Ben Stiller Show, CBS Summer Playhouse, Friends, Teen Angel, Hollywood Dog, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Notes from Underground, Housekeeping, Surrender and the 1999 remake of Animal Farm.

Pietila graduated from Gwinn High School in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1971, and is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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