Oberlin College, New York University
Crystal Globe, Bronze Horse
Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director
Sunlight Jr, Sherrybaby, The Secret Life of Marilyn M, Nuyorican Dream, The Thief
Brad William Henke, Sam Bottoms, Bridget Barkan, Ryan Simpkins, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Laurie collyer about sherrybaby
Laurie Collyer (born 1967) is an American film director.
Born in Summit, New Jersey, she grew up in Mountainside, New Jersey and attended Oberlin College. After working at a series of odd jobs, she went to film school at New York University. She is best known for writing and directing Sherrybaby, for which actress Maggie Gyllenhaal received a Golden Globe nomination. She also directed the film Nuyorican Dream in 1999. She is in development to direct a film based on the story of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna which is to star Rachel Weisz. She has also written the screenplay of an upcoming adaptation of Sara Zarr's novel Story of a Girl.
In 2013 she directed, Sunlight Jr., starring Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon. Her latest film is The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe which stars Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Emily Watson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Eva Amurri Martino.