She went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy.
With the modest success of Purple Violets, Burns was considering taking a studio directing assignment to make money.
After reading a few scripts and taking a few meetings, he chose to remain a writer/director.
Burns began a string of guest appearances on the HBO original series Entourage midway through season 3, as well as appearing as Grace Adler's boyfriend in Will & Grace.
In Entourage Burns plays himself and is (within the context of the series) writing a new TV series in which Johnny Drama is able to land a part.
In 2007, Burns announced plans to partner with Virgin Comics to create a series entitled Dock Walloper.
Burns plans to use the comic series as a springboard to a film of the same story.wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and paid for) his debut feature The Brothers Mc Mullen and managed to sneak it to Robert Redford after a junket interview.It won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and thus began his directing and acting career with roles in Saving Private Ryan and 27 Dresses.Burns directed movies such as The Brothers Mc Mullen (1995), She's the One (1996), Sidewalks of New York (2001), Purple Violets (2007), and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012).He also starred as Bugsy Siegel in the TNT crime drama series Mob City and as Terry Muldoon in TNT's Public Morals.Turlington gained fame in the late 80s and early 90s as a supermodel and was during the peak of her career a top designer favourite.