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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 December 1949Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameNancy Jane Meyers
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy Meyers was born on December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA as Nancy Jane Meyers. She is a writer and producer, known for The Holiday (2006), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and It's Complicated (2009). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.

Spouse (1)

Charles Shyer (1980 - 1999) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Daughter of Irving Meyers and Patricia Meyers.
Annie and Hallie in The Parent Trap (1998) are named after Meyers daughters
Children (with Charles Shyer before their marriage): Annie Meyers-Shyer and Hallie Meyers-Shyer.
She was originally a development executive. She met her ex-husband, Charles Shyer, when she was helping develop a script he had written. They eventually began writing and producing together.
Since the success of What Women Want (2000) and Something's Gotta Give (2003), she is very sought after as a writer and director. She is particularly in demand because she writes great parts in hit movies for adults.
She wrote for a TV show based on a Goldie Hawn film (Private Benjamin (1980)) and, a few years later, wrote a film starring Goldie Hawn (Protocol (1984)).
Has surpassed Penny Marshall as the highest-grossing female director.
Ex-daughter-in-law of Melville Shyer.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give (2003).

Personal Quotes (1)

There's a hardening of the culture. Reality TV has lowered the standards of entertainment. You're left wondering about the legitimacy of relationships. It's probably harder to entertain the same people with a more classic form of writing, and romantic comedies are a classic genre.

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