|Other names||Hanelle M. Culpepper|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director|
Jeffrey Meier (m. 2000)
Hanelle M. Culpepper is an American filmmaker, best known for her work in television directing episodes of 90210, Parenthood, Criminal Minds, Revenge and Grimm along with other series. In addition, she also directed the feature films Within (2009), Deadly Sibling Rivalry (2011), Murder on the 13th Floor (2012) and Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013). Prior to working in television, she worked as a production assistant and directed and produced short films.
A native of Alabama, she is an alumna of Indian Springs School and Lake Forest College, where she majored in economics and French. She earned her M.A. from USC Annenberg School for Communication.
Culpepper was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for her episode of Criminal Minds, "The Edge of Winter." Shemar Moore won the Image Award for Best Actor for the episode.
Television directing credits
- Criminal Minds
- American Crime
- The Flash
- Hawaii Five-0
- The Originals
- Sleepy Hollow
- ’’American Gothic’’
- Ten Days in the Valley
- ’’How to Get Away with Murder’’
- Star Trek: Discovery
- The Crossing
- Mayans M.C.
- Unnamed Star Trek series about Jean-Luc Picard (Series premiere)
- Cook, Sarah (Summer 2017). "Hanelle Culpepper Meier '88: From School Plays to Hollywood Productions". Indian Springs a magazine for alumni and friends of Indian Springs School. Indian Springs, Alabama: Indian Springs School. 15 (2): 49.
- Bio on official website
- "Hanelle Culpepper Chosen As Director For Star Trek Picard Show Premiere Episodes". TrekMovie.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.