|Full Name Joan Micklin|
|Name Joan Silver|
Years active 1972–present
|Born May 24, 1935 (age 80) (1935-05-24) Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
Occupation Film director Screenwriter
Spouse Raphael D. Silver (m. 1956–2013)
Children Marisa Silver, Dina, Claudia
Parents Doris Micklin, Maurice David Micklin
Movies Hester Street, Loverboy, Crossing Delancey, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Big Girls Don't Cry They Get
Similar People Reizl Bozyk, Julianne Boyd, Peter Riegert, Steven Keats, Susan Sandler
Big Girls Don't Cry They Get Even Trailer 1992
Joan Micklin Silver (born May 24, 1935) is an American director.
She was born Joan Micklin in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Doris (Shoshone) and Maurice David Micklin. She received her B.A. From Sarah Lawrence College. In 1956, she married Raphael D. Silver, with whom she has 3 daughters; Raphael's father was Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver.
Her early low-budget film Hester Street received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for actress Carol Kane. Her 1977 film Between the Lines was entered into the 27th Berlin International Film Festival. She is also known for the film Crossing Delancey which was released in 1988 and stars Amy Irving. She also conceived and directed the musical revue A... My Name Is Alice with Julianne Boyd.