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Born: April 23, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, editor

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While this director is the daughter of a film family, she has sought to earn her own way: her father is producer Raphael Silver; her mother director Joan Micklin Silver. Marisa Silver got her start while attending Harvard, where she directed the short "Dexter T" (1977) and edited the documentary "Light Coming Through: A Portrait of Maud Morgan." In 1982, she co-directed (with Peter Davis) the Emmy-nominated PBS "Middletown" segment "A Community of Praise," which profiled a Christian Fundamentalist group. Thereafter, Silver's TV experience was limited to directing a 1992 episode of "L.A. Law" (NBC) and a USA Network telefilm "Indecency" (also 1992).Her big-screen debut came with the Sundance-sponsored film "Old Enough" (1984), co-produced with her sister, Dina. Silver both wrote and directed this small, charming film about the friendship between a rich girl and a poor girl in New York. Her second film, "Permanent Record" (1988), featured a young Keanu Reeves in a drama about teen suicide. She stayed with the people-oriented genre with "Vital Signs" (199), a drama about a group of medical students. Silver's first co-directing project (with Ken Kwapis) was the high-concept "He Said, She Said" (1991), a...

While this director is the daughter of a film family, she has sought to earn her own way: her father is producer Raphael Silver; her mother director Joan Micklin Silver. Marisa Silver got her start while attending Harvard, where she directed the short "Dexter T" (1977) and edited the documentary "Light Coming Through: A Portrait of Maud Morgan." In 1982, she co-directed (with Peter Davis) the Emmy-nominated PBS "Middletown" segment "A Community of Praise," which profiled a Christian Fundamentalist group. Thereafter, Silver's TV experience was limited to directing a 1992 episode of "L.A. Law" (NBC) and a USA Network telefilm "Indecency" (also 1992).

Her big-screen debut came with the Sundance-sponsored film "Old Enough" (1984), co-produced with her sister, Dina. Silver both wrote and directed this small, charming film about the friendship between a rich girl and a poor girl in New York. Her second film, "Permanent Record" (1988), featured a young Keanu Reeves in a drama about teen suicide. She stayed with the people-oriented genre with "Vital Signs" (199), a drama about a group of medical students. Silver's first co-directing project (with Ken Kwapis) was the high-concept "He Said, She Said" (1991), a battle of the sexes comedy shown alternately from the view of the man (Kevin Bacon) and the woman (Elizabeth Perkins).

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  Indecency (1992) Director
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  Vital Signs (1990)
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  Old Enough (1984) Director

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1982:
Co-directed TV special, "A Community of Praise" (PBS)
1984:
Feature screenwriting and directing debut, "Old Enough"
2000:
Published short story in <i>The New Yorker</i>
1992:
TV directing debut, episode of "L.A. Law" (NBC)
1991:
Co-directed "He Said, She Said" with Ken Kwapis
1977:
Made first film, a 20-minute documentary, while at Harvard
1992:
TV-movie directorial debut "Indecency" (USA Network)
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachusetts -

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father:
Raphael D Silver. Producer, director. Born 1930; president of Silverfilm Productions.
mother:
Joan Micklin Silver. Director, screenwriter, producer. Born 1935; films include "Hester Street," "Crossing Delancey".
sister:
Dina Silver. Producer.
sister:
Claudia Silver. Actor; director; screenwriter.
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"Babe in Paradise: Fiction" W.W. Norton & Co.

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