David Frankel

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David Frankel
Frankel at a CFC Masterclass in November 2011
Born (1959-04-02) April 2, 1959 (age 64)
New York City, New York
Alma materHarvard College
  • Director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1984–present

David Frankel (born April 2, 1959) is an American filmmaker. He directed the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, as well as Marley & Me (2008), Hope Springs (2012), Jerry & Marge Go Large (2022), and the first and fourth episodes of the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna (2022).


Frankel was born to a Jewish family[1] in New York City. He is the son of Tobia Simone (née Brown) and Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The New York Times and columnist.[2][3]

He won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 1996 short film Dear Diary and an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the pilot episode of Entourage (2004), and has since directed the studio films The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Marley & Me (2008), and Hope Springs (2012). His birdwatching comedy The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, JoBeth Williams, and Jack Black, was released in October 2011. He directed the 2022 film Jerry & Marge Go Large, starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening.[4]

As of 2008, he lives in Coconut Grove, Florida.[5]


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer
1990 Funny About Love No Yes No
1992 Nervous Ticks No Yes No
1995 Miami Rhapsody Yes Yes Yes
2006 The Devil Wears Prada Yes No No
2008 Marley & Me Yes No No
2011 The Big Year Yes No No
2012 Hope Springs Yes No No
2013 One Chance Yes No No
2016 Collateral Beauty Yes No No
2022 Jerry & Marge Go Large Yes No No

Executive Producer

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Notes
1996 Dear Diary Yes Yes Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
2002 Just Like You Imagined Yes No


Year Title Director Executive
Writer Notes
1992 Grapevine Yes Yes Yes Also creator
2001 Band of Brothers Yes No No Miniseries; 2 episodes
2001-2003 Sex and the City Yes No No 6 episodes
2002 The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Yes No No TV movie
2004 Entourage Yes No No Episodes "Entourage" and "The Scene"
2005 Rome No No Yes Episode "Pharsalus"
2018 Manifest Yes Yes No Episode "Pilot"
2019 The Morning Show Yes No No Episodes "Chaos is the New Cocaine" and
"No One's Gonna Harm You, Not While I'm Around"
2020 The Baker and the Beauty Yes Yes No Episodes "Pilot" and "Ruin My Life"
2020 Inventing Anna Yes Yes No Episodes "Life of a VIP" and "A Wolf in Chic Clothing"


  1. ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "Oscars 2017: 7 unexpected Jewish facts" By Gabe Friedman February 23, 2017
  2. ^ "David Frankel Biography (1960-)". Filmreference.com. 1988-05-17. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  3. ^ "TOBIA S. BROWN IS WED - Barnard Alumna Married in Brooklyn to Max Frankel - Article - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  4. ^ Zilko, Christian (16 June 2022). "'Jerry & Marge Go Large' Review: Lottery Loophole Flick Proves Retirees Can Make Algorithmic Content Too". Indiewire. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Rene (November 21, 2008), "Holiday film preview featuring "Marley & Me"", Miami Herald

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