Cherie Nowlan is an Australian film and television director.
She is best known for directing the 1997 film Thank God He Met Lizzie starring Cate Blanchett and Frances O'Connor, her feature film directorial debut. As well as directing the 2007 film Clubland.
Nowlan's first film was a documentary entitled God's Girls, about the nuns who taught in her former high school. The film won the Best Documentary prize at the Australian Film Institute Awards. In 1995, she wrote and directed the short film Lucinda 31, which was screened in film festivals in New York and Brisbane. The script was an adaptation of a short story by Alexandra Long.
She has also had a career in television, directing episodes of The Secret Life of Us, All Saints, Dance Academy, Packed to the Rafters and the American series Life Unexpected and 90210. As well as the television films Marking Time, Small Claims, The Alice, Small Claims: White Wedding, Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away and Underbelly: Razor.