Daisy von Scherler Mayer

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Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Born (1966-09-14) September 14, 1966 (age 49)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, screenwriter
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) David Carbonara
Children 2

Daisy von Scherler Mayer, sometimes credited as Daisy Mayer (born September 14, 1966) is an American film and television director.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Mayer was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of actress Sasha von Scherler (1934–2000) and Paul Avila Mayer (c. 1933 – July 10, 2009), and a granddaughter of screen writer Edwin Justus Mayer.

After contributing to the New York Shakespeare Festival as a teen, Von Scherler Mayer graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in theater and history.[3] Von Scherler Mayer’s experience with theater served as a foundation for her upcoming career as a director, where she would later apply her understanding of stage acting to her work for the screen. Upon graduating from Wesleyan, Von Scherler Mayer went on to direct contemporary interpretations of classic plays such as Euripides' Electra, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona.[4]

Von Scherler Mayer’s feature film directing debut was the critically acclaimed 1995 film Party Girl. She also co-wrote the film, which starred Parker Posey and Von Scherler Mayer’s own mother, with her partner Harry Birckmayer.[5] The success of the film led to a Fox television series starring Christine Taylor.[6]

Since Party Girl, Von Scherler Mayer has been writing and directing films, as well as directing television productions. Von Scherler Mayer directed Madeline, a 1998 film based on Ludwig Bemelmans’ famous children’s books about the adventures of a young redhaired French girl. Madeline starred Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne and Hatty Jones as Madeline.[4]

Von Scherler Mayer is married to film composer David Carbonara; they have two children.


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