A native New Yorker, Maggie is most recognized as an independent writer and director, Greenwald’s most notable films include Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016), Songcatcher (2000), and The Ballad of Little Jo (1993). She also directed an adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Kill-Off and the film debut of Jorja Fox.
Throughout her career, Greenwald has shifted back and forth between directing feature films and directing television. Her numerous TV movies include What Makes a Family, starring Brooke Shields, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cherry Jones. It was produced by Barbra Streisand and Whoopi Goldberg, with Academy Award winning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The Lifetime Television Channel movie went on to win a prestigious GLAAD Award for Outstanding Television Movie and a Humanitas Award. Other TV movies include Get A Clue, starring Lindsay Lohan, Tempted starring Virginia Madsen, Comfort and Joy, Lifetime Television’s Christmas standard, and Good Morning, Killer, starring Catherine Bell, based on April Smith’s Ana Grey novel.
Recent television episodic work includes Episode 15, Season 3, of Madam Secretary, titled “Break in Democracy,” which aired on March 12, 2017 on CBS in the US, and was banned in the Philippines for its controversial depiction of a fictional Filipino President. Her episode of Nashville will air during the show’s fifth season on CMT in 2017. maggiegreenwald.com