Jodie Markell

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Jodie Markell
Born (1959-04-13) April 13, 1959 (age 57)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress, film director
Years active 1987–present

Jodie Markell (born April 13, 1959) is an American actress and film director.


Jodie Markell attended Northwestern University and studied at New York’s Circle in the Square Theatre. As an actress, she has worked with theater directors such as John Patrick Shanley, John Malkovich, and Gary Sinise; film directors such as Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch, and Barry Levinson; starred at Lincoln Center, The Public and Steppenwolf Theatre Company; and won an Obie. She is also a member of the Naked Angels.[1]

She also directed the film The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.[1] The New York Times referred to the film as "the first major [Tennessee] Williams movie in decades — a reanimation of a film career that once rivaled his stage success."[2] In a review for, Neil Pedley said that Markell "couldn’t make her debut with a sturdier piece of material than this recently unearthed screenplay of societal scandal and sexual jealousy."[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Vampire's Kiss Joke Girl
1988 Me and Him Eileen
1991 Queens Logic Inez
1994 My Girl 2 Hillary Mitchell
1994 Jimmy Hollywood Casting Assistant
1995 Safe Anita
2000 Easter Wilma Ransom
2002 Hollywood Ending Andrea Ford
2002 Trapped Mary McDill
2005 Twelve and Holding Teacher as Jodi Markell
2005 Sweet Land Donna Torvik
2007 Joshua Ruth Solomon
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Director


1990 Monsters Episode: "Bed and Boar"
1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Lillian 2 episodes
1992 Brooklyn Bridge Phoebe Episode: "On the Road"
1994 Bakersfield P.D. Brenda James Episode: "The Psychic and the C-Cup"
1997 Law & Order Sondra Benton Episode: "Working Mom"
2003 Law & Order Mrs. Hitchens Episode: "Identity"
2006–2007 Big Love Wendy Hunt 8 episodes
2009 Law & Order Lorraine Flockhart Episode: "The Drowned and the Saved"
2010 The Good Wife Sandy Gephart Episode: "Nine Hours"
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lisa Moore Episode: "Wednesday's Child"


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  2. ^ McGrath, Charles (December 23, 2009). "Tennessee Williams returns to the big screen". The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Pedley, Neil. "Running Late". Retrieved March 1, 2014. 

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