Jennifer Morrison ( @jenmorrisonlive): you know her as an Emma Swan in "Once Upon A Time,” the voice of Catwoman/ Selina Kyle in the new “Batman: Hush” and soon to be in "This is Us.” But on top of all that, she’s a brilliant director! I met her as a teenager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s summer acting program. At that point she was already a pro, but she’s the kind of person who continues to train and grow as an artist — and it’s something always respected about her. As I was back then, I continued to be inspired by Jen! Her episode on Euphoria (no. 5) is fantastic!! Pippa Bianco is the director for episode 6 of Euphoria, but actually started off as a photographer and painter, which is probably why she has such a stunning eye for visuals. She made Variety’s list of “10 Directors to Watch” in 2019, won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, and won the top prize of Cannes’ Official Selection in the Cinéfondation section! All for her extremely powerful short film “Share," which is now a feature film on HBO 🎉 I had the pleasure of getting to hang out with Pippa a few years back and let me tell you, she as a person is just as dazzling as her work. I’m constantly, constantly in awe of her as an emerging female filmmaker, making waves on the scene. Female directors absolutely knocked it out of the park this season in #Euphoria, and I can’t wait to see more next season!! #WCW
As you may know, I only support products, companies, and initiatives that I am truly inspired by ☺️ Using products that are effective and sustainable make a HUGE impact on the future of this planet and as a consumer I am desperate to be part of the solution rather than the problem! Made using 100% renewable energy, #tidepurclean has been a game changer for my family in more ways than one. For one, since #tidepurclean works magnificently in COLD water, over the course of a year, I could save enough energy to charge my smartphone for the REST OF MY LIFE! Washing your clothes in cold water decreases your carbon footprint by 80%. Yep, you read that fact correctly, 80%! Using @tidelaundry’s new plant-based detergent in cold water gets the job done on a daily basis, and ultimately, it’s small changes like this that can make a huge impact! ❤️ #purcleanpartner 🌱
Some of you might recall I shared a while back that I was directing a documentary called DADS. Well oh my goodness, it has turned out to be such a magical and meaningful adventure! As we're wrapping up post production and really feeling it all come together, I’m over the moon to share that DADS will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival 🎉🎉 @tiff_net is near and dear to my heart, and I’m absolutely honored to be there this year as a first time feature documentary filmmaker. And on top of that it’s the first feature I’m directing and producing under my new production company #NineMusesEntertainment ✨ So, many reasons to be overjoyed!! When I think about the many MANY people who were involved and so invested in shaping this project, I can’t help but get choked up because I’m so grateful for our entire DADS family ❤️ I couldn’t be more excited to share with you this celebration of all the great dads out there (and they have some truly hilarious and miraculous stories to tell). More updates soon!! xo
Working with #AntonYelchin, I got to experience his supernatural sparkle — a genuine optimism that he brought to every set and every friendship. “Love, Antosha” is a beautiful love letter to Anton from his family, friends, and collaborators. It’s the perfect way to keep his legacy and unstoppable spirit alive. And he was truly unstoppable. His daily battle with cystic fibrosis was a humbling reminder of how easy it is to take our health for granted, especially in an industry that hides from illness instead of prioritizing health. This documentary speaks to his tireless work ethic, artistic gifts, and deep love for his family and friends. I’m so grateful to have known him and been a part of this documentary. “Love, Antosha” is out today ❤️
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ #ViktorFrankl. . . #BDHBookshelf | When I was filming the first @JurassicWorld, I took an online class at @UCLAExtension about #PositivePsychology. On the syllabus was Victor Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning,” and I’ve been inspired by him and his story ever since. Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was a Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to studying, understanding and promoting meaning. While in the concentration camps, Frankl continued to study psychiatry and from that, identified key tenants of what it means to be human. His extraordinary ability to find personal meaning in such a horrific experience helped him survive and move forward with purpose. . . Frankl was a heroic individual whose philosophy continues to inspire millions of people even today. I can’t recommend this book enough.
What an exhilarating night! @prattprattpratt and i got to open @unistudios @jurassicworld The Ride! One of my earliest memories is being on the Universal Lot and sneaking away to ride Jurassic Park, so needless to say it’s a surreal experience that I’m now part of the ride! I’m still working to find a way to balance fashion and sustainability so tonight I found my @becandbridge dress on @renttherunway. It’s makes so much sense to me that I get to send this back tomorrow so someone else can wear it and feel as great as I do tonight.☺️
Yes!!!!! A win for us all on so many levels. Congratulations to the US Women’s team! 💃⚽️🌈🏆
Happy 4th everyone! Stay safe❤️🇱🇷💙
“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” — St. Francis of Assisi. Happy summer solstice! 🌞
For me, the only thing as fun as making the #JurassicWorld movies is getting to participate in Jurassic adventures across mediums. Whether it's a roller coaster ride, a toy, or a video game, each is an opportunity to step back into Claire’s shoes 😉 The other night over dinner, my 7-year-old daughter said something very true, that actors have such a fun job because we get to bring the story to life. And she's so right! But with one exception! When stories become immersive and interactive, it's the *player* who brings the story to life. Nothing more exciting than that:) So Welcome to Jurassic World Evolution: Claire's Sanctuary is out today, June 18! @jurassicworldevolution. #JurassicWorldEvolution (Link to trailer in my bio!)
13 yrs married today:) Even though I have never once abided by the rules of wedding anniversary symbols - this year is technically our “lace” anniversary and I feel compelled to ask: who does this? And what does a gift of ‘lace’ look like? Plus, isn’t Seth cute? We were 20 years old in this pic - New Years Eve 2001! I love you Mr. Gabel!!! @stealthgabel
Last night was a ladies night as we kicked off the first of the Striike “Now You Know” travel series and I had a blast sharing my deep passion for New Zealand! For those of you who may not know, I am the US tourism ambassador for New Zealand (lol I know, I can’t believe I have this gig either). We talked last night about the transformative power of travel and the ways in which travel can bring purpose, passion, and perspective into our lives. Another big topic of last night (something I actually don’t know much about) was wine and all the artisan wineries you can visit in NZ — it was especially cool hearing it from a pro sommelier. Hands down, the biggest takeaway was how the @streichersisters made me want to take a girls trip with my little sisters to New Zealand asap! . . Also keeping my consignment fashion streak going — I am never re-selling this vintage @YSL dress. You may notice everyone dressing appropriately for the weather in summer cocktail dresses, while I on the other hand chose (as I typically do) to dress for winter weather, when in summer. It just occurred to me, perhaps dressing for the southern hemisphere? 🤔 #NZMustDo @purenewzealand @streichersisters @jennstreicher @streicherhair @kristiestreicher @therealreal @ysl @armani (belt) @gianvitorossi (shoes)
Hey all! Some of my NYU students recommended that I share their favorite book from our class this past year! We all loved Radical Candor by @kimmalonescott which is basically all about how to be a great leader without losing your humanity — and of course these principles apply to all professional and interpersonal relationships. Anyone here ever heard of Radical Candor? Leave your thoughts about the book below and check out the podcast: Radical Candor! #BDHBookshelf #RadicalCandor
44 years strong and getting stronger each day! Happy belated Anniversary to my mama and pops (and the best godfather Henry;)! ❤️ P.S. my mom said their wedding only cost $800 total😳
Date night with this foxy fella❤️❤️❤️
Still blissed out on the fact that #tidepurclean is a plant-based laundry detergent that actually works in COLD water and is safe on sensitive skin. It truly is a game-changer for the planet! @tidelaundry #purcleanpartner
This week was beyond memorable ✨ We premiered @rocketmanmovie in NYC and partied at Tavern on the Green, followed by an extraordinary last night in the city of angels, doing our final round of press. @taron.egerton , you’re absolutely brilliant and have one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever encountered ❤️ Elton’s journey is breathtaking and you have honored him by pouring your heart and soul into every single note! Thank you to everyone in the cast and crew for your friendship and wildly impressive talents - and to our AWESOME director @dexfletch, what an absolute blast it was to work with all of you. @bernietaupinofficial, you are a gem and an icon. @davidfurnish, your perseverance and passion for this project is the only reason we are here! And of course, @eltonjohn, the inspiration and heart of this extraordinary film. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, unvarnished, raw and beautiful. Rocketman is officially in theaters -- hop on board and take flight with us 😊🚀 (Fan Art: @happyendingmachine - 16 years old and a legit Elton John fan, the future is bright!’)
Human beings are extraordinary and our love is limitless! Let’s celebrate that love, our freedom to love, and the courageous, bold, and daring people who walked the path of their heart and soul no matter what. In true Pride spirit, @EltonJohn responded the decision to censor @rocketmanmovie for the Russian market with, “We believe in building bridges and open dialogue, and will continue to push for the breaking down of barriers until all people are heard equally across the world.” Elton, I respect you so much and stand with you. Happy #Pride 💕
I wanted to know the story of Memorial Day beyond the barbecues and store deals. Admittedly, I had to look on google, but it led me to #WarriorWriters, a group of veterans who use art as a way to heal. Chantelle Bateman, a member of Warrior Writers said, “With art you can play with your memories, you can make them different … you can create a future you want to live in." On this Memorial Day, I ask myself and us all to see how we can use art to honor those we’ve lost and create a better future. Though it may be difficult for us who didn’t serve to imagine all the experiences lived in the shoes of those who’ve served, what we can do is tell their stories. Through their stories, we remind people of the bravery and courage of each veteran. Through their stories, we can find our own bravery and courage.
As I write this, I am back at home, already missing my European @rocketmanmovie adventure! I’m so eager to share about this get-up. A few years back I was at the @tiff_net festival and I was given these sun-glasses as a gift from @fendi, but not only that - they made a substantial donation to @haloempowersyouth as well! And it’s not like I really did anything for Fendi that warranted this! So Fendi, thank you not only for the glasses, but for your phenomenal generosity. Every time I’ve worn these sunnies in my personal life I think of the lives you touched with your donation and my thanks to you is long overdue. 🙏😘 Also wearing my @gianvitorossi stacked heel staples and an @azzedinealaiaofficial dress from @therealreal that may or may not be an optical illusion. 😊 Happy Rocketman opening in the UK! Hope you all have a blast at the theatre!
We premiered @rocketmanmovie last night in London! What a WILD and wonderful night! I adored and felt surprisingly comfy in my get-up. This @brockcollection dress from @therealreal isn’t something I thought would work when I saw it on the hanger, but I decided to try it on anyway and it has become one of my favorites! The length meant I could change into flats for the afterparty which is a non-negotiable for me. 😝 I paired it with these gold @eddieborgo earrings also from TRR and my beloved @stuartweitzman nudist heels that I’ve owned for years.
Couple more lewks! Color blocking is my fav and feeling the 1950s/60s vibes from Rocketman with this one. It’s a mix of items from my personal wardrobe and consignment/vintage! Fun fact, the skirt is from an upcoming secret Jurassic World project! Second look - Jersey, ruching, and PURPLE! With yet again a pair of shoes I am going to be hanging onto for a long time! Tap the full length photos for credits.
After a wild and memorable night, here we are at day 2 of @rocketmanmovie press at @festivaldecannes. I’m feeling the French girl vibes in this polka dot @khaite_ny dress from @therealreal, red lip courtesy of @karayoshimotobua, and velvet bow from @jennychohair. My favorite part of the dress is the surprise back! I loved pairing it with this @armani belt, and @vitafede earrings (both also from @therealreal). These @prada platforms and I have walked what seems like a million miles together (I wore them last night too!). This isn’t their first press tour, nor will it be their last!
Tonight was the @rocketmanmovie @festivaldecannes premiere! This previously owned @gucci dress (and @reemacra belt) was an exciting find on @therealreal. It’s pretty hot here at Cannes and it’s made out of cotton. I felt so badly for the fellas in suits! Congrats to @eltonjohn, @bernietaupinofficial, @davidfurnish, and the rest of the Rocketman family on a wonderful screening. Now off to the after party!
Hey online family, I’m in Cannes! You know what that means... big time fancy schmancy dressing up! I always feel conflicted when shopping for a press tour, because often these are clothes I will only wear once. In the past, since I’ve purchased rather than borrowed I realized ultimately this wasn’t an entirely sustainable practice. For several years now, I’ve relied on @therealreal religiously to both buy and consign my own clothes. So for this @rocketmanmovie press tour, I challenged myself to exclusively dress in consigned and previously owned pieces. This is my first look: the dress, shoes, and sunglasses are all from @therealreal (tap second photo for credits). I’m so curious, who of you out there buy or sell your clothes on consignment? Or vintage?
Knowing that mothers and motherhood look different from family to family, I want to recognize the women in our lives who aren’t necessarily our biological mothers, but nevertheless have supported, guided, and loved us. Today, we think of you and all the light and warmth you bring into this world. So to the mothers — care takers, leaders in all forms — we thank and celebrate you today 🌷🌷🌷 . . And special thanks to my fierce red-headed mama who showed me the way all these years. Love you so much Mama 💕
Finished my first year as a teacher! The past two semesters, I’ve had the immense privilege of collaborating with a group of brilliant artists at NYU Tisch Drama as we practiced what it means to a multi-hyphenate (actor-writer-director-producer-etc.) in the entertainment industry. Seeing these dedicated students put 100% of their passion, creativity, and hard work reminds me how exciting is it to be a student and that I should try to always be a student in life -- always asking questions, leading from curiosity, and challenging myself. Thank you Nine Muses Lab 2018-19 for a wonderful year. I wish you all the best in your pursuits and dreams. Can’t wait to return to school next fall!
Thank you Alexa magazine! The interview and photoshoot were so much fun (especially since we were jamming to ‘70s, ‘80s, and 90’s acoustics.) Check out the full article about some of my favorite “M’s”: motherhood, maternity pants, and multi-hyphenates -- link in bio . . Publication: Alexa @alexa_nypost Photographer: Robert Ascroft @robertascroft Stylist: Anahita Moussavian @anahitaglitters Hair: Bobby Eliot @bobbyeliot Makeup: Kate Synnott @katesynnottmakeup Manicurist: Karen Gutierrez @karengnails
Happy #StarWarsDay 🌟 For me, as he is for many of you, Chewie is the ultimate co-pilot and the perfect example of a best friend. Mr. Mayhew, May The Force Be With You — you’ll aways be remembered in this galaxy and beyond.
My directing style: Big Faces, Big Gestures. Thank you @ava for always lifting others up and starting the #DirectHer challenge! Here’s some behind the scenes shots of my first feature documentary, “Dads.” #FemaleFilmmakerFriday
Happy #EarthDay 🌍💚🍃🌼 Here are some green reminders to make the best of Earth Day and every day! 1. Trust the science and let it galvanize you! 2. Know the lingo — get informed and share the knowledge 3. Think outside the box — get inventive with solutions to eliminate waste 4. Don’t forget the kids — they’re the ones who will be cleaning up the mess 5. Sweat the small stuff — your micro-choices add up 6. Use your voice! — green your vote, put your money where your principles are, and keep your company in good companies 7. Don’t panic! — we have the power to make effective change with these simple steps. Ideas inspired by article written by: @oprahmagazine How to save the planet: It’s now or never fellow inhabitants of planet Earth. Artist: @morgandavidson
Wishing those celebrating a Happy Passover! #PassoverFoodFetish #ChagSameach 📷: @simplybeautifuleating
Tickled green to celebrate #EarthMonth with @tidelaundry’s new plant based, sustainably sourced detergent🌱🌱 It’s so important for me to know and trust what I bring into my home. Why? Because using products that are effective and sustainable will make a HUGE impact on the future of this planet. So I’m very excited to share this one with you: Tide has created a revolutionary detergent that’s not only plant-based but effectively cleans clothes in COLD water. This is a big deal, because 80% of a washer’s energy usage comes from heating water! Plus, washing in cold helps protect our clothes (textiles are one of the biggest contributors to landfills). Using Tide purclean in cold water over the course of a year, a person could save enough energy to charge their smartphone for the Rest.Of.Their.Life! Wowzer! Our beautiful online family is so important to me, it’s a privilege I will never take for granted. For that reason, I am incredibly selective with my partnerships and only back products, companies, and initiatives I truly believe in. Check out the link in my bio to read more about the positive impact this can have on our planet and celebrate #EarthMonth with @tidelaundry’s new plant based detergent #Tidepurclean #purcleanpartner
Today you are 32, but in my eyes, you will forever be my kid brother - age 6. Gap-toothed, curious, kind and determined, and most of all the greatest friend to all he encounters! You are the bedrock of this family, you have a heart of gold, you are hilarious, and we all love you baby brother Reedo! @reedchoward
At the end of the rainbow, I found the real treasure. Happy #NationalSiblingsDay 💛
Instagram vs reality ➡️
Our hearts are always with you New Zealand. We still grieve in the wake of this unthinkable tragedy, and grief is an overwhelming emotion. For me, the only way to handle these feelings is to focus on how to show love, care and support for the families and communities this event will forever affect. In our day to day interactions with one another — in the words and actions that we share and take, we can stand for peace and understanding. There is no room for hate in this world. Even from this distance, there are ways we can support this grieving community. If you’re able, the New Zealand Council of Victims Support Group has set up a campaign (link in bio) to support the victims and families affected by the Christchurch attack. This campaign is recommended by the New York Times. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/christchurch-shooting-victims-fund Lastly, thank you to all the first responders and heroes like Naeem Rashid, who did everything they could to help. In these moments of horror and evil, it’s in our hands to ensure that love, courage, growth, grace and humanity will always prevail. Much love to you all xo bdh
#BDHWCW | “Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given— it rises from your heart.” – Junko Tabei, this week’s #WCW and the first woman ever to summit Everest! She was also the first woman to ascend all Seven Summits (the highest peak on every continent), but no big deal.
Happy International Women's Day! Thank you to all the female leaders, past, present, future, and most of all my bad-ass Mama Bear, Cheryl Howard :) Thank you for being the greatest leader in my life and for holding me tight and lifting me up every single day. #internationalwomensday
I'm off on an adventure, but I want you all to know that I see all your birthday wishes and am immensely grateful for each and every one of you ☺️ Your positivity, kindness, and encouragement towards one another is inspiring! ❤️
If you’re wondering what’s on my wish list for my birthday... Dr. Anna Akbari ( @annaakbari ) has been a huge supporter and friend to me over the past few years. I feel so lucky and blessed to know her. For anyone who does not know Anna, all you need to know is that she is a giver and not a taker. Because of that, *I* am asking for this special request to support Anna: Anna was recently diagnosed with a very rare kind of ovarian cancer. Back in 2015, Anna had surgery to remove a tumor the size of her head! (no joke, her head!) Even worse, this rare kind of cancer is resistant to chemotherapy and very deadly. So her options for treatment are limited and often out-of-pocket. As her friend, I feel so helpless, but then I realized there is something we can do and that’s why I’m sharing this. If you are able and willing to donate towards her treatment, every little bit will help to cover many of her treatments. (Link in my bio above) Anna has also done a remarkable amount of research, so if you or someone you love is currently suffering from mucinous ovarian cancer check out her website, she’s posted all of her findings and treatments. Might be of use to someone out there 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you, thank you, thank you, even for taking the time to read this! #PositiveVibes and #PowerfulPrayers Xoxo bdh
Even from “Far and Away,” wishing my dad the most magical of birthdays! (Photo Circa 1992ish)