Mandy began her career doing sketch comedy and theatre in New York City before moving to Los Angeles and putting her film degree to work as a director. She won a fellowship with the Sony Television Diverse Directing Program, was named “Best New Filmmaker of the Year” by NewFilmmakers LA, and then went on to co-create and direct “The Young Hillary Diaries“, Lifetime’s first digital series. Her Amazon digital series “Dropping the Soap” (starring Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins, Missi Pyle), won Jane Lynch an Emmy for Best Actress in a Short Form Original in 2017, and her latest screenplay, “Late Bloomer,” was selected for the Meryl Streep/Oprah Winfrey Writers Lab in 2017.
Most recently, the independent pilot she directed, “Vicarious” won the audience award at the LA Indie Film Festival. Mandy is currently in pre-production to direct her first feature, “In Tents”, a modern-day “Big Chill” in the woods.
Mandy lives in LA with her husband Patrick Fabian, her daughters Abbey and Delilah, and an impressive collection of reusable water bottles.
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