From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dennie Gordon is an American film and television director. Her directorial television credits include, Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, Dawson's Creek, Sports Night, Ally McBeal, The Practice, 30 Rock, Grounded for Life and among other series. She has also directed the feature films Joe Dirt, New York Minute and What a Girl Wants. In 2000, Gordon won the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety for episode of the HBO series, Tracey Takes On... starring Tracey Ullman. She is graduate of Yale School of Drama.