SPOTLIGHT ON: Mary Lou Belli
Released: 3/17/2014

MARY LOU BELLI is an Emmy Award winning producer, director, writer, and teacher. At the time of this interview, Ms. Belli had just finished directing Hart of Dixie for the CW. Her impressive credit list includes over 150 episodes from various projects, including Second Generation Wayans, Reed Between the Lines, The Game (the spinoff to Girlfriends which she directed for 7 consecutive seasons), Monk, Wizards of Waverly Place, Living with Fran starring Fran Drescher, as well as 90s favorites The Hughleys, Charles in Charge, Major Dad, Eve starring hip hop artist Eve, One on One, and Sister, Sister.

After receiving a BA in theatre from Penn State, Mary Lou acted in musical theatre and soaps in NewYork, followed by a Los Angeles career producing and directing theatre with over 75 play productions to her credit. She is the co-author of three books: The New Sitcom Career Book, Acting for Young Actors and Directors Tell the Story. She teaches at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

Mary Lou Belli


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