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Randa Haines

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Full Name  Randa Jo Haines
Years active  1979 – present

Name  Randa Haines
Role  Film director
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Born  February 20, 1945 (age 70) (1945-02-20) Los Angeles, California
Occupation  Film director Screenwriter
Nominations  Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Movies  Children of a Lesser God, Dance with Me, The Doctor, The Ron Clark Story, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Similar People  Marlee Matlin, Mark Medoff, William Hurt, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Randa Haines - Director

Randa Jo Haines (born February 20, 1945 in Los Angeles) is a film and television director and producer. Haines started her career as a script supervisor on several low-budget features in the 1970s, including Let's Scare Jessica to Death and The Groove Tube. She is perhaps most famous for directing the critically acclaimed feature film Children of a Lesser God (1986), which starred William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, for which Matlin won the 1987 Academy Award as Best Actress. Haines also won the Silver Bear at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1989 she was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2002 she was a member of the jury at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.


Haines received a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for that film and was nominated both for the DGA Award and an Emmy Award in 1984 for the television movie Something About Amelia.

Selected filmography

  • The Ron Clark Story (TV) (2006)
  • The Outsider (TV) (2002)
  • Dance with Me (1998)
  • Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
  • The Doctor (1991)
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  • Something About Amelia (TV) (1984)
  • Hill Street Blues (TV series)
  • Knots Landing (TV series)
  • The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (TV) (1980)
  • References

    Randa Haines Wikipedia