|Alma mater||Yale University|
Columbia University (MFA)
|Relatives||Daryl Hannah (maternal half-sister)|
Page Hannah (maternal half-sister)
Haskell Wexler (uncle)
Early life and education
Wexler is the daughter of Chicago real estate developer Jerrold Wexler, and his second wife, Susan Jeanne (née Metzger). She is the niece of cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Her mother has two other daughters, Daryl Hannah and Page Hannah, as well as a son, Donald, from a previous marriage.
Wexler has four children: a son named Jerrold (born 1999) and three daughters named Ella (born 2000), Ruby (born 2003), and Violet (born 2006) with her former wife, Amy Zimmerman. They met while they were both students at Yale University. Wexler and Zimmerman married on May 19, 2004 in Massachusetts, the first U.S. state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Via her father, Wexler is of Jewish descent.
- Finding North (1998)
- Ball in the House (2001)
- Hysteria (2011)
- Buffaloed (2019)
- Jolt (TBA)
- Girl With No Name (announced as director at New York Comic Con, October 5, 2018)
- List of female film and television directors
- List of lesbian filmmakers
- List of LGBT-related films directed by women
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