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Alexis Jacknow

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Alexis JacknowAlexis Jacknow is a Los Angeles-based, multidisciplinary director, actor and writer.

Most recently, she wrote and directed two episodes for the Hulu series Love Daily — Group, starring Brianna Hildebrand, and Overnight, which received a 2019 WGA Award Nomination in the category of Short Form New Media.

Jacknow’s debut short film, Again, had its world premiere in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival, and played internationally on the festival circuit before being distributed by Amazon.

Other recent credits include directing and developing the world premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Hey Brother; L.A. Theatre Works’ live recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles, which received an Audie Award Best Audio Drama, Publisher Weekly’s Listen Up! Award; and Neil Labute’s Fat Pig at the Hudson Theatre, which included new material not seen before in the United States. The Los Angeles Times called the show, "[a] revival that packs an unexpectedly emotional wallop" and said Jacknow's direction, "earns instant credibility from the pitch-perfect opening scene." The production received an Ovation recommendation, a BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Play, and was a Stage Raw Top Ten Pick.

At the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, she directed the world premieres of Georgia Is Waiting and A Wolf’s Mother for the M.F.A. New Play Festival.

In Fall 2019, she will direct L.A. Theatre Works’ national tour of Seven.

She is currently attached to direct Erin Darke’s feature, Mad About Saffron, and is in development on her own feature, The Villager, with producer Chris Ohlson.

Jacknow received a B.F.A. with honors in acting and a minor in history from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA/SDC and a WGA Associate.