Before getting into feature film work, American director/producer Jesse Vaughn started his career in television working as an assistant director for the telefilm, The Light, followed by a one-year stint working with the sketch comedy series, In Living Color.
Vaughan then moved on to directing numerous documentaries for MTV Networks, including pieces on Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Melissa Etheridge and Paula Abdul.
He moved into music video work directing shoots for artists like 'N Sync, Tevin Campbell, Eric Benet, Master P and SWV. Vaughn also won an Emmy Award for directing a Coca-Cola music video project for NBC Sports' Barcelona Olympics.
Juwanna Mann (2002) is his feature film debut.