Jann Turner
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Biographical Information
Date of Birth: May 13, 1964
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jann Turner is a director on ABC's Scandal.


Jann Turner is a South African film director, novelist, television director and screenwriter. She is best known for directing the 2009 film White Wedding, her feature film directorial debut.


Turner was born to anti-Apartheid academic Rick Turner and later politician Barbara Hubbard. Her father was killed in front of her when she was thirteen years old; her parents were divorced at that time. Turner along with her younger sister, Kim, spent most of her childhood living in Cape Town, with their mother. Three months after her father's murder, her mother fled to Britain with her children, after threats of being banned. Turner completed her education in Britain and the United States, graduating from Oxford University and Tisch School of the Arts, respectively.


Prior to film directing, Turner worked as an editor for television specials at National Geographic Society, and directed and produced episodic television shows in South Africa. Turner then moved to Los Angeles, where she went on to direct episodes of The Big C, Emily Owens, M.D. and The Carrie Diaries. Turner is also a novelist and has authored the novels Heartland, Southern Cross and Home Is Where You Find It.

Scandal Directing CreditsEdit


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