Adam Bernstein

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Adam Bernstein
Born (1960-05-07) May 7, 1960 (age 58)
Princeton, New Jersey, US
Occupation Film director, music video director, television director
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Hecht (1995)
Children 2

Adam Bernstein (born May 7, 1960) is an American film director, music video director and television director. For his work on the television show Fargo in 2014, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. In 2007, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for his work on 30 Rock.


Bernstein was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and is of half Jewish and half Italian ancestry.[1][2] Bernstein began his career as an animator. He went on to direct over seventy music videos, including "Love Shack" for the B-52's, "Hey Ladies" for the Beastie Boys and "Baby Got Back" for Sir Mix-a-Lot. In addition to the pilots for Fargo, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Alpha House and Strangers with Candy, Bernstein directed multiple episodes of Oz and Breaking Bad.[3]

Bernstein has been married to actress Jessica Hecht since 1995.[4]

Involvement with American Music Club

Bernstein directed the 1994 music video for American Music Club's "Wish The World Away".


  1. Michael Elkin (January 14, 2010). "'Bridge' Works". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. "Jessica Hecht Talks Broadway vs. Hollywood – The Arty Semite –". April 16, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. "Emmy Nominated Director's Strange Trip: From Sir-Mix-a-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' to 'Fargo'". July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  4. Watson, Bret (December 1, 1995). "Not The Usual Grind". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 26, 2010.