Maggie Greenwald

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Maggie Greenwald
Born (1955-06-23) June 23, 1955 (age 61)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, screenwriter
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) David Mansfield
(1993–present; 2 children)

Maggie Greenwald (born June 23, 1955 in Manhattan, New York) is an American film, television director and screenwriter.

She is most recognized for writing and directing Songcatcher (2000) and The Ballad of Little Jo (1993). She also directed an adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Kill-Off starring an ensemble cast that includes Cathy Haase and the film debut of Jorja Fox.[1]

Greenwald has also directed a number of television films as well as directing episodes of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo and Wildfire. According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Greenwald's "sense of macabre humor" was apparent in her 1989 film The Kill-Off, which Foster described as a "well-acted adaptation of a hard-boiled novel" about a "bedridden, evil gossip."[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to composer and musician David Mansfield who scored and composed the music for two of her films. They have two children Maisie Mansfield-Greenwald (born 1997) and Lulu Mansfield-Greenwald (born 2000).[3]

Greenwald has also taught courses at the Tisch School of the Arts.[1]


  1. ^ a b Maggie Greenwald biography at Tisch School of the Arts website
  2. ^ Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, 1995, Greenwood Press, Westport (CT) & London, Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary, Retrieved December 15, 2014, see page(s): 157
  3. ^ The Mansfield Family Testimonial, Au

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