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Jerusha Hess is an American filmmaker, writer, and actress. She is best known for her work on Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Gentlemen Broncos (2009), and Austenland (2013). She has also written and directed the films The Sasquatch Gang (2006) and Austenland (2013). Hess was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in the nearby town of Papillion. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied film and theater. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. Hess has written and directed several feature films, including Napoleon Dynamite (2004), The Sasquatch Gang (2006), Gentlemen Broncos (2009), and Austenland (2013). She has also written and directed several short films, including The Unbelievable Truth (2009) and The New Tenants (2009). Hess has also acted in several films, including Napoleon Dynamite (2004), The Sasquatch Gang (2006), and Gentlemen Broncos (2009). Hess is currently married to actor Jared Hess, with whom she has two children.

Popular As Jerusha Elizabeth Demke
Occupation Filmmaker
Age 43 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 12 May, 1980
Birthday 12 May
Birthplace Glendale, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Jared Hess was among the executive producers for the Fox TV series Making History, which premiered in 2017.


Jared directed the comedy heist film Masterminds (2016).


Jared and Jerusha Hess are also among the executive producers of the Napoleon Dynamite TV series that aired in 2012. In addition, Jared voiced Don Moser, a returning character originally portrayed by Trevor Snarr in the film.


In 2011, Jerusha directed a film adaptation of the book Austenland, which was released in 2013. Jerusha also co-wrote the screenplay.


In 2010 Jared Hess created ads for the Utah State Fair which were run on the radio, but refused on television. The Utah State Fair representatives claimed they refused to run them due to sexual overtones, while Hess claimed the failure to run the ads was because the main actor in them, Marcus T. Boddie, was an African-American.


Jared and Jerusha Hess's third major film, Gentlemen Broncos, was released in 2009. It is about a teenager who aspires to be a writer, but after attending a fantasy-writer's convention, he finds that his idea has been stolen by an established novelist. The film stars Michael Angarano as the teenager, Jemaine Clement as the established novelist, and Sam Rockwell as the story's fictional title character who appears in book-come-to-life sequences.


Besides his efforts on Napoleon Dynamite and Peluca, Jared has worked as a camera assistant in a number of films and has played minor roles in a few LDS comedies. These include The Singles Ward, The R.M. and Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-day Comedy. Their second movie Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black, was released on June 16, 2006.


Jerusha was born in Omaha, Nebraska and Jared was born in Glendale, Arizona. Jared is a graduate of Burton Elementary School located in Kaysville, Utah and attended Burton Elementary while living in Fruit Heights during his youth. He also attended Manhattan High School in Kansas for two years, before transferring to Preston High School, from which he graduated in 1997. Many scenes from Napoleon Dynamite were filmed there. As a teenager Jared Hess worked in film production with T. C. Christensen.


Jared Lawrence Hess (born July 18, 1979) and Jerusha Elizabeth Hess (née Demke; born May 12, 1980) are husband-and-wife American filmmakers known for their work on Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009), all of which they co-wrote and which were directed by Jared Hess (Nacho Libre was co-written with Mike White). They also produced music videos for The Postal Service's third single, "We Will Become Silhouettes", and The Killers' Christmas charity single "Boots".