Allison Anders

Director + Screenwriter
Born Nov 16, 1954

Allison Anders is an American film and television director. Anders has directed many independent films, on which she frequently collaborates with fellow UCLA film school graduate Kurt Voss.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Allison Anders.


1954 Birth Born on November 16, 1954.


1988 33 Years Old Her first film effort co-written and co-directed by Kurt Voss and Dean Lent was the punk music-heavy Border Radio, which was nominated for Best Feature of 1988 by the Independent Feature Project for Best First Feature. … Read More
1992 37 Years Old Anders followed up with her popular 1992 film Gas Food Lodging, for which she won a New York Film Critics Circle Award and National Society of Film Critics for Best New Director, a nomination for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay, a nomination for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director, and for which actress Fairuza Balk won an Independent Spirit Award. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, she was awarded a "genius grant" by the MacArthur Foundation.
1996 41 Years Old In 1996, she won more acclaim with Grace of My Heart, the story of a backroom songwriter (Illeana Douglas) who tires of making other people famous. … Read More
1999 44 Years Old Anders began directing shows for broadcast and cable television in 1999, including several episodes in the second and third seasons of Sex and the City, as well as episodes of Grosse Pointe and Cold Case, The L Word, Men In Trees, and What About Brian?
2002 47 Years Old In 2002 Anders received the Spirit Of Silver Lake Award from the Silver Lake Film Festival.
2003 48 Years Old In 2003 Anders became a Distinguished Professor at UC Santa Barbara where she teaches in the Film And Media Studies Department one quarter every year.


2006 51 Years Old In 2006 she appeared in the road-trip documentary Wanderlust. 2007 saw the DVD release of Border Radio as part of the Criterion Collection. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old In 2011 she directed an episode of John Wells' productions Southland.
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