THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE is Ursula's film directorial debut. She graduated from Yale University with honors, earning degrees in both Theater Studies and English Language and Literature. Working on both coasts, her theater, film, and tv credits include starring as Wanda in THE BABY DANCE, the title role in ANTIGONE, Nerrissa in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, HEMINGWAY AND THE DOS PASSOS WARS, SAGE AND TIME, SGT. BILKO, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MAFIA!, DEATH OF A SALESWOMAN, DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, THE ELLEN SHOW, THE PRACTICE, STRONG MEDICINE, and THE WEST WING. After producing and acting in the long running Los Angeles premiere of the musical, A...MY NAME IS ALICE, she founded FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS with her sisters. Together they have produced three feature films (in which she has also appeared): JUST FRIENDS, TEMPS, and MANNA FROM HEAVEN. She wrote and directed the short satire, THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE, and she also plays the role of the bride in the film's gender-reversed world. She is also currently developing a series of movies, which she will produce through FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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