Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Actor, Director, Writer

Born: San Francisco, California, USA


Jennifer Lynn Newsom (née Siebel; born June 19, 1974) is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. She is the director, writer and producer of the film Miss Representation, which premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film examines how the media have contributed to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power. Her second film, which she wrote produced and directed, was The Mask You Live In, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Festival. It is a criticism of American society’s definition of masculinity. Siebel is the wife of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California, making her the Second Lady of California. She is formerly the First Lady of San Francisco.

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