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Cecilia Peck

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Cecilia Peck
Born (1958-05-01) May 1, 1958 (age 66)
Alma materPrinceton University[1]
Occupation(s)Producer, director, actress
Years active1986–present
Daniel Voll
(m. 2001)
Parent(s)Gregory Peck
Veronique Passani
RelativesEthan Peck (nephew)

Cecilia Peck (born May 1, 1958) is an American film producer, director and actress. She is the younger of two children of actor Gregory Peck and his second wife Veronique Passani.[2]



As an actress, Peck was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for The Portrait, in which she played the daughter of her father's character.[3] She played the leading role in Torn Apart, and appeared in My Best Friend Is a Vampire.[3]

Peck produced A Conversation with Gregory Peck,[3] about her father, which premiered as a Special Selection in the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, and aired on TCM and PBS American Masters. She directed and produced the documentary short Justice For All, an examination of capital punishment, which was awarded the Silver Gavel Award. She was an associate producer on Defending Our Daughters, a non-fiction film about women's human rights for Lifetime Television,[4] which was awarded the Voices of Courage Award by the Women's Refugee Committee.

Since 2008, Peck and her family have been presenting the Gregory Peck Award for Cinematic Excellence to actors and directors at the Dingle International Film Festival and, starting in 2014, at the San Diego International Film Festival. Peck has presented the award to Patrick Stewart, Keith Carradine and Laurence Fishburne.[5][6][7]

Peck directed and produced Shut Up & Sing, about the backlash against the Dixie Chicks for opposing the Iraq War.[3] The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago Film Festival,[8] Best Documentary at the Sydney, Aspen, and Woodstock Film Festivals, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards.[9]

Peck directed and produced the feature documentary Brave Miss World (Netflix), following Linor Abargil's fight for justice and mission to break the silence around rape.[10][11][1] The film was nominated for the Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking in 2014.[12]

Peck's company, "Rocket Girl Productions", produces independent feature films and documentaries.[13]

In 2018, Peck joined the board of directors of the San Diego International Film Festival.[14]

In 2020, Peck directed Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult which follows India Oxenberg and other women who shared their experiences in NXIVM, a self-help organization located in Albany, New York.[15] Prior to working on the documentary, Peck was targeted for recruitment by NXIVM.[16] A previous co-worker had reached out to Peck to inform her of an incredible women's group and suggest she meet with Allison Mack, one of its leaders and recruiters. Peck never responded to the emails, and a year later, received an e-mail from the recruiter apologizing.[17] Peck was a director, writer and executive producer of the 2020 four part documentary series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM cult.[18][19]

In March 2021, Peck gifted clothes and loaned personal items to create the exhibition "From Paris To Hollywood, the Fashion and Influence of Véronique and Gregory Peck." This exhibit is located at the Denver Art Museum. [20]

In 2023, Peck directed and produced Escaping Twin Flames, focusing on the Twin Flames Universe cult founded by Jeff and Shaleia Divine, through the perspective of former members for Netflix.[21]

Personal life


Peck married writer Daniel Voll on September 8, 2001. They have two children. Their son Harper Daniel Peck, born in 1999, is named after Harper Lee.[22] Their daughter Ondine Peck-Voll was born in 2002. Peck is the former sister-in-law of supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, and aunt of actor Ethan Peck. She holds dual citizenship in the US and France, and speaks French.[citation needed]










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  2. ^ "Treasure trove of Gregory Peck memorabilia goes to auction". San Diego Tribune. February 21, 2023. Retrieved September 5, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d Bibbiani, William (January 31, 2012). "Growing Up with Atticus Finch: An Interview with Cecilia Peck". Crave. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cecilia Peck". Huffington Post.
  5. ^ "16th Annual San Diego International Film Festival Honors Patrick Stewart". Times of San Diego. September 23, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  6. ^ Bell, Daniel (October 12, 2018). "Column: Baby news takes spotlight at film awards honoring Keith Carradine". San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 13, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  7. ^ Bell, Daniel (October 22, 2019). "Column: San Diego International Film Festival draws celebrities — and fans from Mongolia". San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 22, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "2006 — 42nd Chicago Film Festival". Chicago Film Festival. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Oscars narrow documentaries to 15 contenders". Reuters. November 16, 2006. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Brave Miss World": Raped Before Winning ’98 Title, Linor Abargil Campaigns Against Sexual Violence on Democracy Now! February 19, 2013
  11. ^ King, Susan (November 14, 2013). "Cecilia Peck's 'Brave Miss World' watches a rape victim transform". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "66th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". emmys.com.
  13. ^ Pichitmarn, Parisa (November 25, 2015). "Silence is the enemy". Bangkok Post. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  14. ^ Desk, TV News. "Susan Sarandon, Thomas Morgan, Scott Mantz & Cecelia Peck Join Forces with San Diego International Film Festival". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  15. ^ Pederson, Erik (October 13, 2020). "'Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult': Trailer & Premiere Date For Four-Part Starz Docuseries". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  16. ^ Lambe, Stacy (October 13, 2020). "Why India Oxenberg Is Finally Speaking Out About NXIVM, Allison Mack (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  17. ^ Lopez, Kristen (October 29, 2020). "'Seduced' Showrunners Don't Want to Compete with HBO's 'The Vow'". IndieWire. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  18. ^ "The Filmmakers".
  19. ^ Horton, Adrian (October 22, 2020). "The cult continues: what does another series on Nxivm add to the story?". The Guardian. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  20. ^ "Paris to Hollywood Exh Guide | Denver Art Museum".
  21. ^ White, Peter (October 4, 2023). "Dating Cult Twin Flames Docuseries Finds Love At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  22. ^ Mills, Marja (2014). The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780698163836.