- Moved to Boston and then Manchester, New Hampshire.
- 1970 Began playing violin at age five (date approximate).
- Toured nationally with American Children's Theater.
- Sang lead roles with Boston Lyric Opera.
- Began ballet dancing at St. Paul's School; also directed theater (date approximate).
- Acted at Harvard University; also directed Harvard's Experimental Theater beginning sophomore year.
- 1986 Staged senior thesis project, a pop opera adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" (using music by Kate Bush, Billy Idol and Madonna), at the American Repertory Theater on a budget of $2,000.
- 1986 Graduated from Harvard University
- 1989 Bobby Brown His Prerogative (1989) (V) (video "Don't Be Cruel") (video "Every Little Step") (video "My Prerogative") (video "On Our Own")
- 1991 Directed first documentary feature, "Truth or Dare" (after originally scheduled director David Fincher dropped out), featuring Madonna on tour.
- 1994 Directed first fiction film, "With Honors".
- Directed TV commercials for Volkswagen, Coca-Cola and other projects.
- 1999 Reteamed with Madonna for a commercial for Max Factor cosmetics shown in Great Britain.
- 2001 Helmed a commercial for the Japanese soft drink Love Body, featuring actress Heather Graham.
- 2004 Haven (Executive Producer)
- 2006 Love and Other Disasters (Writer, producer, director)