Susanna Fogel is a director, screenwriter, and novelist. Most recently, she won the DGA Award in 2021 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series at the 2021 DGA Awards for HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
She has also been nominated for a BAFTA and a Writers Guild award for her work on the acclaimed 2019 comedy Booksmart.
Other credits include directing and co-writing the action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, and Life Partners, an independent feature she developed at the Sundance Lab. She has worked extensively in television, directing episodes of Gillian Flynn’s remake of the British drama series Utopia for Amazon, an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories for Apple, and the pilot for The Wilds for Amazon.
Next up, Susanna will direct a biopic for Big Beach starring Elle Fanning as millennial whistleblower Reality Winner, as well as the adaptation of the 2017 viral New Yorker short story “Cat Person.”
Susanna is also an avid writer of satire whose pieces have been featured in The New Yorker. Her first novel, Nuclear Family, was published by Macmillan in 2017.