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Years active  1993–present
Name  Adam Bernstein

Role  Film director
Spouse  Jessica Hecht (m. 1995)
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Born  May 7, 1960 (age 55) (1960-05-07) Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation  Film director, music video director, television director
Children  Carlo Bernstein, Stella Bernstein
Awards  Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Movies  Six Ways to Sunday, It's Pat, Beastie Boys Video Anthology, Bad Apple, Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)
Similar People  Jessica Hecht, Colin Bucksey, Michelle MacLaren, Noah Hawley, Vince Gilligan

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Adam Bernstein (born May 7, 1960) is an American film director, music video director and television director. For his work on the television show Fargo in 2014, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. In 2007, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for his work on 30 Rock.


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He was born in Princeton, New Jersey and is of half Jewish and half Italian ancestry. Bernstein began his career as an animator. He went on to direct over seventy music videos, including "Love Shack" for the B-52's, "Hey Ladies" for the Beastie Boys and "Baby Got Back" for Sir Mix-a-Lot. In addition to the pilots for Fargo, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Alpha House and Strangers with Candy, Bernstein directed multiple episodes of Oz and Breaking Bad.

Bernstein has been married to actress Jessica Hecht since 1995.

Television credits

  • The Mist (2017)
  • Better Call Saul (2015–16)
  • Outsiders (2015)
  • Fargo (2014)
  • Shameless (2011)
  • Bored to Death (2011)
  • Parenthood (2010)
  • Californication (2008-2014)
  • Breaking Bad (2008–2012)
  • 30 Rock (2006): Won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
  • The Bedford Diaries (2006) directed pilot episode
  • Scrubs (2001–2007)
  • Ed (2001–2003)
  • Entourage (2004)
  • The Job (2002)
  • Oz (1999–2003)
  • Action (1999–2000)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (1999)
  • Strangers with Candy (1998)
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993)
  • Selected music video credits

  • "Alternative Girlfriend" by Barenaked Ladies (1995)
  • "Push th' Little Daisies" by Ween (1993)
  • "Hey Ladies" by the Beastie Boys (1989)
  • "Love Shack" by The B-52's (1989)
  • "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot (1992)
  • "Headache" by Frank Black (1994)
  • 7 music videos by They Might Be Giants (1986–1992)
  • Film directing credits

  • Bad Apple (2004)
  • Six Ways to Sunday (1997) (also writer)
  • It's Pat (1994)
  • References

    Adam Bernstein Wikipedia