Attended Saddle River Day School in Saddle River, New Jersey, then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.
Was the fifth and final screenwriter - and the first female writer - hired to try to adapt Weisberger, Lauren's best-selling novel into the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and she succeeded.
Worked briefly as a freelance magazine writer in New York City, and took a 6-week course in screen writing at New York University before moving to Los Angeles, where she sold her first film comedy film script and a TV pilot by age 26. She also wrote episodes of Margaret Cho's All-American Girl (1994) (TV) sitcom.
The daughter of immigrants, her father is an Israeli-born engineer who's earned 30 patents, and her French-born mother was a midwife.