Cherie Nowlan is one of Australia’s most sought-after directors. Her work has spanned two feature films, mini-series, telemovies, episodic television and award-winning commercials.
Cherie has been directing episodic television in the U.S. since 2010. Her extensive credits include episodes of Animal Kingdom (TNT), Speechless (20th Century Fox), How to Get Away With Murder (ABC), Chicago P.D. (NBC), Legends of Tomorrow (CW TV Network), Rosewood (Fox Network), The Mysteries Of Laura (NBC), Suits (USA Network), Satisfaction (USA Network), Blood And Oil (ABC Network), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC Network), Rake (Fox Network), The Messengers (CBS), Life Unexpected, 90210 and Gossip Girl (CW Network). She has also directed two pilots for ABC Studios/ABC Network including the pilot for Mistresses, which is currently in its fourth season.
Cherie’s Australian television credits include the acclaimed Underbelly: Razor series as well as the telemovie, Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away, the multi award-winning ABC mini-series Marking Time - which won seven AFI awards, including Best Director - Packed to the Rafters, Dance Academy, The Secret Life Of Us, The Alice, Small Claims and All Saints.
Cherie’s feature film, Clubland (aka Introducing the Dwights), starring Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn, was sold to Warner Independent Pictures after debuting at Sundance Film Festival. The film was nominated for 11 AFI awards including Best Director and Best Actress. Cherie’s first feature film, Thank God He Met Lizzie, starred Cate Blanchett, Frances O’Connor and Richard Roxburgh, and was nominated for five AFI awards in 1997.