An Emmy Award winning editor on The Office, Claire’s intuitive understanding of comedy and timing naturally carried her from the cutting room into the director's chair. With her background as an editor, Claire cultivated a definitive point of view as a director, honing a precision in shooting the essential elements to focus on collaborating with her cast to get the very best – and the most funny – material on screen.
Claire has directed some of the most celebrated and critically-acclaimed comedy series of the last decade, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat, The Last Man on Earth, Black-ish, Selfie, Suburgatory, Speechless, GLOW, Social Distance, Making History and Never Have I Ever.
As a storyteller creating aspirational stories, such as her debut feature Set It Up for Netflix, and Amazon's The People We Hate at the Wedding, starring Kristen Bell, Academy Award winner Allison Janney, Emmy Award winner Annie Murphy and Tony Award winner Ben Platt, Claire feels a keen responsibility in showing not just the world at its funniest, but at its best, by representing everyone in it.
Claire’s unique skill set – from knowing what works and what doesn’t, to recognizing and finding the perfect rhythm of performance – can be seen across her prolific work in television, features, and her commercials, like her campaign for Jack Daniels/NBA partnership.