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Name: Penelope Spheeris  
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Date of Birth: 2nd December 1945
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Profession: Director
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Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she majored in film at UCLA in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California.

Spheeris launched her career by producing short subjects for satirist Albert Brooks, many of them being highlights in the first season of the TV series Saturday Night Live. Her first auteur feature film was The Decline of Western Civilization (1981), a punk rock documentary that she wrote, produced, and directed.

She was also a writer for the TV series Roseanne (1988-1997).


  • Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales (1968)
  • I Don't Know (1972)
  • The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
  • Suburbia (1984) aka Rebel Streets and The Wild Side
  • Hollywood Vice Squad (1986)
  • The Boys Next Door (1986) aka Big Shots
  • Dudes (1987)
  • The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years (1988)
  • Thunder and Mud (1990)
  • Wayne's World (1992)
  • The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
  • The Little Rascals (1994)
  • Black Sheep (1996)
  • The Decline of Western Civilization III (1998)
  • Senseless (1998)
  • The Thing in Bob's Garage (1998)
  • Hollywierd (1999)
  • We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll (2001)
  • Posers (2001)
  • Closers (2001)
  • The Gospel According to Janis (2005)

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