Gail Mancuso
Gail Mancuso
Gail Mancuso directed the Season 1 episode of the King of Queens'


(1958-07-14) July 14, 1958 (age 60)


Melrose Park, Illinois, U.S.



Years active


King of Queens episode directed

Cello, Goodbye in Season 1

Gail Mancuso (born July 14, 1958) is a director who directed one episode of The King of Queens which was titled Cello, Goodbye.

Early life and careerEdit

Mancuso grew up in Melrose Park, Illinois. She is married to Brian Downs, a doctor, with whom she has three children. The family divides their time between homes in Valencia, California and River Forest, Illinois.[1]

Mancuso began her career as an usher of the set of several television talk shows. Later, became a script supervisor for the Showtime comedy Brothers. In 1989, she began serving as associate director for the ABC-TV series Roseanne. After one of the show's directors left in 1991, she had the chance to become one of the main directors and continued until the show's eighth season. She went on to direct episodes of many television series like the NBC-TV sitcom series Friends, and the ABC-TV comedies Dharma and Greg and Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.

In 2007, Mancuso began working on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. She has also directed episodes of 30 Rock and Scrubs. In 2008, she won a Gracie Award for her work on the NBC-TV comedy series 30 Rock. In 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her Modern Family episode "Slow Down Your Neighbors". She will direct Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the pilot episode of the new series Downwardly Mobile which has been commissioned by NBC.


  1. TV director has real 'Modern Family' in River Forest, by Megan Dooley for the Wednesday Journal September 6, 2011, accessed February 29, 2012.

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