Gail Mancuso

Gail Mancuso has directed over three hundred television episodes including Modern Family, 30 Rock, Friends, Gilmore Girls, and Roseanne. She has received three Primetime Emmy Nominations and took home statuettes for outstanding directing for a comedy in 2013 and 2014 for Modern Family. Ms. Mancuso also received the Gracie Allen Award in 2008 for her work on 30 Rock and the 2011 directing award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors. She is an active member of the Directors Guild of America and has received three DGA nominations honoring outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series.

Gail Mancuso has directed over three hundred television episodes including Modern Family, 30 Rock, Friends, Gilmore Girls, and Roseanne. She has received three Primetime Emmy Nominations and took home statuettes for outstanding directing for a comedy in 2013 and 2014 for Modern Family. Ms. Mancuso also received the Gracie Allen Award in 2008 for her work on 30 Rock and the 2011 directing award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors. She is an active member of the Directors Guild of America and has received three DGA nominations honoring outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series. In addition to her service as a Television Academy Governor for the Directors Peer Group, Gail has served on various committees including Primetime Emmy Awards, Diversity, and Membership.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Gail Mancuso, Directed by
  • Modern Family
  • "Finale Part 2"
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2014
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Gail Mancuso
  • Modern Family
  • "Arrested"
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Gail Mancuso, Directed by
  • Modern Family
  • "Slow Down Your Neighbors"
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
2017 Directors Nominee Reception
2017 Directors Nominee Reception
2017 Directors Nominee Reception
2017 Directors Nominee Reception
2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, Cali
Gail Mancuso of Modern Family celebrates backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Hayden Panettiere (l) of Nashville and director Gail Mancuso (r) of Modern Family  at the 66th Emmys.
Gail Mancuso accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for her work on Modern Family at the 66th Emmys.
Gail Mancuso, Jodie Foster and Paris Barclay at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
Gail Mancuso, Paris Barclay and Craig Spirko at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
Paris Barclay, Gail Mancuso and Bruce Rosenblum at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
Directors Nominee Reception 2013
Gail Mancuso celebrates her Emmy win with Julie Bowen
Gail Mancuso accepts the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Gail Mancuso on stage at the 65th Emmys
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2017 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Mark Cendrowski and Gail Mancuso, and Noah Hawley are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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2017 Directors Nominee Reception
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Glenn Weiss and Television Academy Governor Gail Mancuso are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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2017 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Mark Cendrowski and Gail Mancuso are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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2017 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Mark Cendrowski and Gail Mancuso are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
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Television Academy Governors Gail Mancuso and Rickey Minor arrive at the 2017 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
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Television Academy Governors Gail Mancuso and Rickey Minor, and Elena Ashmore arrive at the 2017 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and Television Academy Governor Gail Mancuso attend the 2017 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
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Television Academy governors Gail Mancuso, Kathryn Burns, and Mandy Moore at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.
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Television Academy governors Kathryn Burns, Mandy Moore, and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, Cali
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Television Academy governor Kathryn Burns, Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Television Academy governors Mandy Moore and Gail Mancuso at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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Gail Mancuso poses on the red carpet at the 35th College Television Awards, presented by the Television Academy Foundation at The Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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Gail Mancuso of Modern Family celebrates backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Gail Mancuso of Modern Family celebrates backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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Hayden Panettiere (l) of Nashville and director Gail Mancuso (r) of Modern Family  at the 66th Emmys.
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Hayden Panettiere (l) of Nashville and director Gail Mancuso (r) of Modern Family at the 66th Emmys.

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Gail Mancuso accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for her work on Modern Family at the 66th Emmys.
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Gail Mancuso accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for her work on Modern Family at the 66th Emmys. 

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Gail Mancuso, Jodie Foster and Paris Barclay at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
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Gail Mancuso, Jodie Foster and Paris Barclay at the Directors nominee reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.

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Gail Mancuso, Paris Barclay and Craig Spirko at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
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Gail Mancuso, Paris Barclay and Craig Spirko at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.

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Paris Barclay, Gail Mancuso and Bruce Rosenblum at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
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Paris Barclay, Gail Mancuso and Bruce Rosenblum at the Directors nominee reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.

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Directors Nominee Reception 2013
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Gail Mancuso celebrates her Emmy win with Julie Bowen
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Gail Mancuso accepts the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
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Gail Mancuso on stage at the 65th Emmys
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