Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.
She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged and was something she did not particularly care for. It demanded organization which is something at which she was not very good. Eventually, she quit her day job with Jonny's blessings and began stripping full-time. During the course of about a year she went from Amateur Night, which was her first stripping experience, to a place she refers to in her book as Sheiks, then to Déjà Vu, and so on. She then took up work as a phone-sex operator before returning to stripping.
Shortly thereafter she decided to quit stripping and she and Jonny married. They moved to what she refers to as "the 'burbs, and no one strips unless they're taking a bubble bath." Her stepdaughter was the flower girl in the wedding.
|Daniel Maurio||(2009 - present) 1 child|
|Jon Hunt||(29 October 2004 - 2007) (divorced)|
Her writing frequently centers on a woman or girl with a public and obvious external struggle who is also hiding a much more personal internal struggle.
Grew up in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Has a former step-daughter referred to as Peanut in her book.
Noted in her books to have stripped under the names Bonbon, Roxanne, and Cherish.
After marriage, she and her husband, Jon Hunt, combined and hyphenated their last names. She went by Brook Busey-Hunt and he was Jon Busey-Hunt. Diablo Cody is a pen name.
Ranked #38 on Entertainment Weekly's 2007 list of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood (issue #968, December 7, 2007).
Took her pen name on a trip to Cody, Wyoming. "Diablo" is Spanish for "devil".
Attended Benet Academy, a college-preparatory Catholic high school, located in Lisle, Illinois, USA. Another student who attended was Tim McGrath.
Is the only author to have been inducted into Dave's Book Club on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993).
She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in media studies.
Resides in Los Angeles, California.
Has been a recurring columnist for Entertainment Weekly since December 2007. Her column appears on the last page of the magazine.
One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
Former freelance journalist. When she was living in Minneapolis, she was the associated arts editor for "City Pages", an alternative weekly.
Friend of Chelsea Handler.
Hobby is riding roller coasters. Husband, Daniel Maurio, proposed to her while they were riding a roller coaster.
Stripping toughened my hide, but exposing myself as a writer has been a lot more brutal.
I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.
I've been told that I'm incompetent, socially retarded, maladjusted. I still know that I couldn't function in reality. Los Angeles is a good place for me.
If this whole writing thing doesn't work out, I'll be getting right back on the pole.
[on screenplay-writing for actresses] The attitude toward women in this industry is nauseating. There are all sorts of porcine executives who are uncomfortable with a woman doing anything subversive. They want the movie about the beautiful girl who trips and falls, the adorable klutz.
When you're in a competitive environment, always give out the impression that you don't care. It makes people want you more. If you act desperate, it's over. I think a passive attitude is helpful.
The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.
Having your film made is the award. That alone is the miracle.
To enjoy being famous, you need to have a screw loose.
(2006) Release of her book, "Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper".
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