Troche, Rose: Writer-Director

Rose Troche was born in 1964 in the midwestern into a Puerto Rican family. She grew up in Chicago and attended film school for a short time. She began her career by making short films and videos. Her partner is writer/director Cherien Dabis, who joined the writing staff of The L Word for season 3.

Troche's directorial debut was the groundbreaking film “Go Fish” (1994), a lesbian romantic comedy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Fest in 1994. The film was co-written and co-produced with Guinevere Turner.

Her next feature film was “Bedrooms and Hallways” (1998), which explored male sexuality. She then directed “The Safety of Objects” (2001), adapted from the short stories of A. M. Homes and focused on suburbia USA.

Troche's television work includes directing episodes of HBO's drama “Six Feet Under.”

For three seasons, she has been a director and writer for Showtime's series “The L Word,” the groundbreaking show about lesbian friends living in Los Angeles.

She has served as the associate producer for the series before being promoted to co-executive producer. She has also written an episode for the series “South of Nowhere,” and directed an episode of the series “Touching Evil.”