MAYA FORBES is primarily known for her work as a producer and writer for television shows such as The Larry Sanders Show and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
Her directorial debut Infinitely Polar Bear (2014) was based on her experiences growing up with her father who suffered from bipolar disorder.
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