Timothy Douglas was born in New York and graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in acting. After a brief stint as an actor in Chicago, he moved on to serve as resident assistant director at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. This was followed by extended engagements as resident director at New Dramatists, NY, and associate artistic director at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY. As a freelance director his work has been seen at the American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, the Public Theater, Round House Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre, as well as at the Downstage and Toi Whakaari theatres in New Zealand, the National Theatre of Norway, and many others. Following a brief engagement as the artistic director of Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, he has returned to his career as a freelance director and actor. He served as a Center theater panelist in 2011.