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Jessica Yu

Name  Jessica Yu
Spouse  Mark Salzman
Role  Film director

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Full Name  Jessica Lingmin Yu
Born  February 14, 1966 (age 49) (1966-02-14) New York City
Occupation  Director, writer, producer
Parents  Connie Young Yu, Kou-ping Yu
Movies  In the Realms of the Unreal, Last Call at the Oasis, Ping Pong Playa, Protagonist, Meet Mr Toilet
Similar People  Jimmy Tsai, Henry Darger, Elise Pearlstein, Mark Salzman, Roger Fan

Children  Ava Salzman, Esme Salzman

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Jessica Lingmin Yu (born 14 February 1966) is an American film director, writer, producer, and editor. She has directed documentary films, dramatic films, and television shows. Yu won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1997). Yu's film Last Call at the Oasis (2012), is based upon Alex Prud'homme's Ripple Effect. Her more recent films have been: Misconception (2014), and ForEveryone.Net (2016), a documentary film about the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

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Early life

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Yu grew up in Los Altos Hills, California and graduated from Gunn High School in Palo Alto. There she wrote for the school newspaper, The Oracle. She then went to Yale University, majored in English and was an NCAA All-American in fencing. As a world-class foilist, she was a member of the Junior World Team, and the United States national team at the World Championships and World University Games. Jessica Yu graduated from Yale University summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in English, 1987.

Personal life

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She, her husband, acclaimed author, Mark Salzman, and their daughters Ava and Esme live in Los Angeles. Her father, Dr. Kou-ping Yu, an oncologist, was born in Shanghai. Her mother, Connie Young Yu, writer and historian, is a third-generation Californian. Jessica has an older sister, Jennifer Yu, a technical publications manager, and a younger brother, Martin Yu, an actor.

Selective filmography as director

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  • 13 Reasons Why (TV series)
  • ForEveryone.Net (2016)
  • Misconception (2014)
  • Last Call at the Oasis (2011)
  • Ping Pong Playa (2008)
  • Protagonist (2007)
  • Scandal (TV series)
  • Grey's Anatomy (TV series)
  • The West Wing (TV series)
  • In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)
  • American Dreams (TV series)
  • The Guardian (TV series)
  • ER (TV series)
  • The Living Museum (1998)
  • Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)
  • The Conductor (1994)
  • Sour Death Balls (1993)

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