Cecilia Peck

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Cecilia Peck
Born (1958-05-01) May 1, 1958 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation Producer, director, actress
Years active 1987 – present
Spouse(s) Daniel Voll (m. 2001)
Children 2
Parent(s) Gregory Peck
Veronique Peck
Relatives Cheryl Tiegs (ex-sister-in-law)

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

Career[edit]

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.[2] She played the leading role in Torn Apart, and appeared in My Best Friend Is a Vampire.[2]

Peck produced A Conversation with Gregory Peck,[2] 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,[3] which was awarded the Voices of Courage Award by the Women’s Refugee Committee.

Peck directed and produced Shut Up & Sing, about the backlash against the Dixie Chicks for opposing the Iraq War.[2] The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, won a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago Film Festival,[4] Best Documentary at the Sydney, Aspen, and Woodstock Film Festivals, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards.[5]

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.[6][7] The film was nominated for the Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking in 2014.[8]

Peck's company, "Rocket Girl Productions", produces independent feature films and documentaries.[9]

Personal life[edit]

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.[10] Their daughter was born in 2002. Peck is the ex-sister-in-law of supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, and aunt of actor Ethan Peck. She holds dual citizenship in the US and France, and is French speaking.

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

Director[edit]

Producer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Born". Time magazine. May 12, 1958. Retrieved February 20, 2009. To Gregory Peck, 42, cinemactor, and Veronique Passani Peck, 26, onetime French reporter: a first daughter, second child (he has three sons by a previous marriage); in Santa Monica, Calif. Name: Cecilia. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bibbiani, William (January 31, 2012). "Growing Up with Atticus Finch: An Interview with Cecilia Peck". Crave. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cecilia Peck". Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ "2006 — 42nd Chicago Film Festival". Chicago Film Festival. 
  5. ^ "Oscars narrow documentaries to 15 contenders". November 16, 2006. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Brave Miss World": Raped Before Winning ’98 Title, Linor Abargil Campaigns Against Sexual Violence on Democracy Now! February 19, 2013
  7. ^ King, Susan (November 14, 2013). "Cecilia Peck's 'Brave Miss World' watches a rape victim transform". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "66th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". emmys.com. 
  9. ^ Pichitmarn, Parisa (November 25, 2015). "Silence is the enemy". Bangkok Post. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ Mills, Marja (2014). The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee. Penguin Books.