Juanesta “Winnie” Carlota Holmes

Television Director/DGA
CBS, Netflix & Apple


Juanesta (“Winnie”) Carlota Holmes has worked in the television industry for over 25 years. She began working in sitcoms as a Production Assistant, then was promoted to Writer’s Assistant, and eventually became a Script Supervisor in multi-camera, episodic, commercials, and feature films. She set her sights on directing while collaborating with acclaimed directors and actors over the course of her highly successful and long career as a Script Supervisor.

A few of her major television credits include Young Sheldon, Rosewood, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Treme, Girlfriends, The Steve Harvey Show, and many others.

She made her directorial debut on the Netflix sitcom Family Reunion. Her director credits include Family Reunion and the CBS series, The Neighborhood.

Juanesta is also a musician and amateur athlete. As a child, she studied piano, flute, and piccolo. She played with the great jazz artist Wynton Marsalis in their youth when they accompanied the New Orleans Symphony. A thirteen-time marathon finisher, she has cycled across America and completed five triathlons.

Juanesta has a vibrant personality and infectious presence of joy. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she attended Texas Christian University, where she received her B.F.A. in Radio-TV-Film.