With an ever-growing trove of comedic and dramatic roles, Rashida Jones continues to establish herself in the industry, not only as an actor but as a prolific director, screenwriter, and producer. She just finished Season 4 of the absurd and beloved Steve and Nancy Carell-created comedy “Angie Tribeca” on TBS, which boasts an impressive guest star roster: Bill Murray, Carl Reiner, Michelle Dockery, Heather Graham, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Ed Helms, Angelica Huston, Chris Pine, Niecy Nash, Joe Jonas, Alfred Molina, and on and on.
Jones produced the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Hot Girls Wanted” which debuted at Sundance, and last year, along with collaborators Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, produced, co-created and directed the follow up anthology series “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On”. This unflinchingly honest six-part series tells personal stories about people whose lives are affected by the explosion of the Internet where pornography, dating apps and virtual relationships are all just a click away.
Jones also is executive producer on TNT’s newest hit dramedy “Claws” with her long time writing partner Will McCormack, currently shooting its second season. McCormack and Jones previously co-wrote, executive produced and starred in “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” and through their production company, Le Train Train, executive produced Mix and A to Z.
Television credits include the Netflix original series “Black Mirror,” with the third season’s first episode written by Jones and Mike Schur. The episode, entitled “Nosedive,”received a NAACP Award Nomination in the category “Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – Television. Additional acting television credits include “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” “Boston Public,” ”Wanted,” “Unhitched,” “NY-LON,” ”Freaks and Geeks,” “The Chappelle Show” “Key and Peele” and “Portlandia.” Film credits include “Cuban Fury,” “The Muppets”,“The Big Year,” “Monogamy,” “The Social Network,” “I Love You, Man” and the upcoming “Tag” and “Zoe.”
Jones has directed three music videos: Mayer Hawthorne’s “Crime (featuring Kendrick Lamar),” Sara Bareilles’ “Brave (which just reached 75 million views on YouTube),” and “Flip and Rewind,” her collaboration with nephew Sunny Levine. Jones just co-directed “Quincy,” with Al Hicks (“Keep On Keepin On”), a documentary about her father, which will be released on Netflix in the fall. She is currently slated to write and co-direct graphic novel adaptation “Goldie Vance” for Fox.