Female Film & TV Writers

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1. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress | Secretary

Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish ...

3. Chiara Towne

Director | Ashridge

Half-sister of Katharine Towne.

4. Diablo Cody

Writer | Juno

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 ...

5. Lucinda Coxon

Writer | The Danish Girl

Lucinda Coxon is an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage. Her feature screenplays include The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint; and The Heart of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia ...

7. Juliette Towhidi

Writer | Calendar Girls

Juliette Towhidi is known for her work on Calendar Girls (2003), Love, Rosie (2014) and Testament of Youth (2014).

9. Fran Walsh

Writer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Fran Walsh was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). She has been married to Peter Jackson ...

11. Leslie Dixon

Producer | Limitless

Leslie Dixon is a producer and writer, known for Limitless (2011), Freaky Friday (2003) and Overboard (2018).

12. Gillian Flynn

Writer | Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Gone Girl (2014), Widows (2018) and Sharp Objects (2018). She has been married to Brett Nolan since 2007. They have two children.

13. Abi Morgan

Writer | Shame

Abi Morgan was born in 1968 in the UK. She is a writer and producer, known for Shame (2011), The Iron Lady (2011) and Suffragette (2015).

14. Jane Goldman

Producer | Kick-Ass

Jane Goldman was born on June 11, 1970 in England. She is a producer and writer, known for Kick-Ass (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Stardust (2007). She has been married to Jonathan Ross since August 1988. They have three children.

15. Nancy Oliver

Writer | Lars and the Real Girl

Nancy Oliver was born on February 8, 1955 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Lars and the Real Girl (2007), True Blood (2008) and Six Feet Under (2001).

16. Nicole Perlman

Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy

Nicole Perlman received her Film and Dramatic Writing degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. Since then she has gone on to win the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Grant for Science in Film for her screenplay "Challenger," which also placed on the 2006 Black List. The same year she was ...

17. Melissa Rosenberg

Producer | Dexter

Melissa Rosenberg was born on August 28, 1962 in Marin County, California, USA as Melissa Anne Rosenberg. She is a producer and writer, known for Dexter (2006), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and Jessica Jones (2015). She has been married to Lev L. Spiro since 1995.

18. Amanda Silver

Writer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Amanda Silver was born on May 24, 1963 in the USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Jurassic World (2015) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). She has been married to Rick Jaffa since July 29, 1989. They have two children.

19. Karen McCullah

Writer | The House Bunny

Karen McCullah is a writer and producer, known for The House Bunny (2008), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and The Ugly Truth (2009).

20. Kirsten Smith

Writer | The House Bunny

Kirsten Smith was born on August 12, 1970. She is a writer and producer, known for The House Bunny (2008), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and The Ugly Truth (2009).

21. Julia Davis

Stunts | The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Julia Davis is a Ukrainian-born Investigative Journalist, a featured Russian Media Expert at the Atlantic Council's Disinformation Portal in Washington, DC, with bylines in the Washington Post and The Daily Beast. Julia's investigative background is extensive, as a bondable, bankable produced ...

22. Vanessa Taylor

Writer | The Shape of Water

Vanessa Taylor is a producer and writer, known for The Shape of Water (2017), Game of Thrones (2011) and Alias (2001).

23. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. ...

24. Kathryn Bigelow

Director | The Hurt Locker

A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...

25. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

26. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Catastrophe (2015), Pulling (2006) and Imagine Me & You (2005). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.

27. Shonda Rhimes

Writer | Grey's Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shonda Lynn Rhimes. She is a writer and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Scandal (2012) and Crossroads (2002).

28. Meg LeFauve

Writer | Inside Out

Meg LeFauve is a writer and producer, known for Inside Out (2015), Captain Marvel (2019) and The Good Dinosaur (2015).

29. Olivia Hetreed

Writer | Girl with a Pearl Earring

Olivia Hetreed is an editor and writer, known for Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Wuthering Heights (2011) and Home from Home (2019).

30. Jill Soloway

Producer | Transparent

Jill Soloway was born on September 26, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Transparent (2014), Six Feet Under (2001) and Afternoon Delight (2013). She was previously married to Bruce Gilbert.

31. Lena Waithe

Actress | Ready Player One

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Ready Player One (2018), Master of None (2015) and The Chi (2018).

32. Jessica Bendinger

Writer | Bring It On

Jessica Bendinger was born on November 10, 1966 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Bring It On (2000), Stick It (2006) and Aquamarine (2006).

33. Sophie Coppola

Make_up_department | Point Break

34. Guinevere Turner

Actress | American Psycho

Guinevere Turner was born on May 23, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Guinevere Jane Turner. She is an actress and writer, known for American Psycho (2000), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) and Go Fish (1994).

35. Melissa McCarthy

Actress | The Heat

Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her ...

36. Ann Bell

Actress | Tenko

Ann Bell was born on April 29, 1938 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England as Ann Forrest Bell. She is an actress, known for Tenko (1981), The Lost Boys (1978) and The Forsyte Saga (2002). She was previously married to Robert Lang.

37. Melissa Mathison

Writer | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Marie Mathison. She was a writer and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The BFG (2016) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). She was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los ...

38. Andrea Berloff

Writer | Straight Outta Compton

Andrea Berloff is a writer and actress, known for Straight Outta Compton (2015), World Trade Center (2006) and Blood Father (2016).

39. Francis Marion Crawford

Writer | Son of India

Daughter, Eleanor Louisa Elizabeth Christophers and son, Harold

40. Phyllis Nagy

Writer | Carol

Phyllis Nagy is a writer and director, known for Carol (2015), Mrs. Harris (2005) and So Much Love.

41. Debra Granik

Director | Winter's Bone

Debra Granik (born February 6, 1963) is an American New York City-based independent film and documentary film director and screenwriter. She is most known for 2004's Down to the Bone, which starred Vera Farmiga, 2010's Winter's Bone, which starred Jennifer Lawrence in her breakout performance and ...

42. Elizabeth Meriwether

Writer | New Girl

Elizabeth Meriwether is a writer and producer, known for New Girl (2011), No Strings Attached (2011) and Single Parents (2018). She has been married to Alex Cuthbertson since June 11, 2016.

43. Cindy Chupack

Writer | Otherhood

Cindy Chupack is best known as a Writer/Executive Producer of Sex and the City, where several episodes she penned (Evolution, Attack of the 5'10" Woman, Just Say Yes, Plus One is the Loneliest Number, I Love a Charade, and Splat!) were individually nominated for Writer's Guild and Emmy awards. In ...

44. Callie Khouri

Writer | Thelma & Louise

Raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. Went to Purdue University to study landscape architecture but switched to drama. Moved to Nashville after college to be with her family before heading to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute. Worked for a commercials ...

45. Claire Denis

Director | High Life

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for High Life (2018), Beau travail (1999) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).

46. Darnell Martin

Director | I Like It Like That

Darnell Martin was born on January 7, 1964 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for I Like It Like That (1994), Cadillac Records (2008) and Do the Right Thing (1989). She is married to Giuseppe Ducrot.

47. Kay Cannon

Producer | 30 Rock

Kay Cannon is a screenwriter, actress and producer, best known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). She is also known for her work on NBC's 30 Rock (2006) and the Netflix Original Series Girlboss (2017).

Cannon has won three Writers Guild of America Awards ...

48. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

49. Nancy Meyers

Writer | It's Complicated

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

50. Paige Dylan

Writer | Vegas Girl

Paige Dylan was born as Nicole Paige Denny. She is an actress and writer, known for Vegas Girl, I Smile Back (2015) and Grace of My Heart (1996). She has been married to Jakob Dylan since 1992. They have four children.

51. Linda Woolverton

Writer | Maleficent

Linda Woolverton was born in Long Beach, California, graduating from high school in 1969 and having been an honors student in her schools theater program. She enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a BFA in Theater Arts in 1973. She worked full-time for a year in the ...

52. Mary Harron

Director | American Psycho

Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. She gained recognition for her role in writing and directing several independent films, including I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), American Psycho (2000), and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005). She co-wrote American Psycho and ...

53. Lorene Scafaria

Actress | Coherence

Lorene Scafaria is a writer and actress, known for Coherence (2013), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and The Meddler (2015).

54. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's films often play out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, their focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part ...

55. Julie Dash

Director | Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash was born on October 22, 1952 in Queens, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Daughters of the Dust (1991), The Rosa Parks Story (2002) and Funny Valentines (1999).

56. Andrea Arnold

Director | American Honey

Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England as Andrea P. Arnold. She is an actress and director, known for American Honey (2016), Fish Tank (2009) and Red Road (2006).

57. Anna Biller

Director | Viva

Anna Biller is known for her lavish use of color and her feminist revisions of old Hollywood genre movies. She has completed two features and several short films, and has done her own set and costume design on all of them. She did her undergraduate studies at UCLA in art, and her graduate studies ...

58. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Queen Sugar

A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...

59. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

60. Amy Sherman-Palladino

Writer | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

An only child, Amy Sherman-Palladino is daughter to comedian Don Sherman & dancer Maybin Hewes.

Originally a dancer herself, Palladino had initially received a callback to the musical Cats, while also having a possible writing position on the staff of Roseanne in rotation. When she and writing ...

61. Michelle Ashford

Writer | Masters of Sex

Michelle Ashford is a writer and producer, known for Masters of Sex (2013), The Pacific (2010) and Boomtown (2002).

62. Julie Plec

Writer | The Vampire Diaries

Julie Plec is a writer and producer, known for The Vampire Diaries (2009), Legacies (2018) and The Originals (2013).

63. Elizabeth Sarnoff

Producer | Lost

Elizabeth Sarnoff is a producer and writer, known for Lost (2004), Barry (2018) and Deadwood (2004).

64. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

65. Ann Biderman

Writer | Ray Donovan

Ann Biderman was born on August 15, 1951. She is a writer and producer, known for Ray Donovan (2013), Copycat (1995) and NYPD Blue (1993).

66. Emily Kapnek

Writer | As Told by Ginger

Emily Kapnek is a writer and producer, known for As Told by Ginger (2000), Suburgatory (2011) and Emily's Reasons Why Not (2006). She has been married to Dan Lagana since December 6, 2008. They have two children.

67. Jenji Kohan

Producer | Orange Is the New Black

Jenji Kohan was born on July 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jenji Leslie Kohan. She is a producer and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Weeds (2005) and Tracey Takes On... (1996). She has been married to Christopher Noxon since 1997. They have three children.

68. Susan Harris

Writer | Soap

Susan Harris was born on October 28, 1940 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Susan Spivak. She is a writer and producer, known for Soap (1977), The Golden Girls (1985) and It Takes Two (1982). She was previously married to Paul Junger Witt and Berkeley Harris.

69. Irma Kalish

Producer | Oh Madeline

Irma Kalish was born on October 6, 1924 in New York, New York, USA as Irma May Ginsberg. She is a producer and writer, known for Oh Madeline (1983), Good Times (1974) and Too Close for Comfort (1980). She was previously married to Austin Kalish.

70. Lena Dunham

Writer | Tiny Furniture

New Yorker Lena Dunham is the daughter of a painter, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, a designer and photographer. Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, graduating with a creative writing degree. It was while at Oberlin that she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009, Dunham ...

71. Nahnatchka Khan

Producer | Fresh Off the Boat

Nahnatchka Khan was born on June 17, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), American Dad! (2005) and Always Be My Maybe (2019).

72. Gwyneth Hughes

Writer | Five Days

Gwyneth Hughes is a writer and producer, known for Five Days (2007), Doing Money (2018) and Remember Me (2014).

73. Dee Rees

Director | Mudbound

Writer/Director Dee Rees is an alumna of New York University's graduate film program and a Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Lab Fellow.

In 2018, Dee became the first Black woman nominated for an Oscar in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for her highly-acclaimed film Mudbound (2017). The film, ...

74. Kathleen Collins

Writer | The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy

She was the first Black American woman to make and release a feature film.

75. Jenny Lumet

Writer | Rachel Getting Married

Jenny Lumet was born on February 2, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Rachel Getting Married (2008), The Mummy (2017) and Star Trek: Discovery (2017). She has been married to Alexander Weinstein since 2008. They have one child. She was previously married...

76. Ligiah Villalobos

Writer | Firelight

Ligiah Villalobos is a writer and producer, known for Firelight (2012), Under the Same Moon (2007) and Coco (2017).

77. Erica Anderson

Actress | Little Death

Erica Anderson is a Canadian actress who was born on January 10, 1999 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Erica graduated from The National Theatre School of Canada's prestigious acting program where she was awarded the Tullio Cedraschi award for 'The student who best represents the mission of the National Theatre ...

78. Issa Rae

Producer | Insecure

Issa Rae was born on January 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Insecure (2016), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011) and Little (2019).

80. June Mathis

Writer | Blood and Sand

June Mathis was born June Beulah Hughes in 1887 in Leadville, Colorado. Her father died at a young age and her mother married William Mathis. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, which she would proudly consider her hometown for the rest of her life.

At the age of 13 she pursued a career in ...

81. Joan Harrison

Writer | Rebecca

In 1933, she was hired to be a secretary by Alfred Hitchcock. She soon graduated to reading books and scripts, writing synopses and contributing to scripts. In 1939, she accompanied Hitchcock to Hollywood, working as his assistant and as a writer. In 1941, she was hired as a scriptwriter by MGM. In...

82. Ruth Gordon

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...

83. Betty Comden

Soundtrack | On the Town

Songwriter ("New York, New York", "Lonely Town", "The Party's Over", "Just in Time"), author and actress. educated at New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree. While a student, she acted with the Washington Square Players. She was a member of the Revuers, a night club act which also ...

84. Elaine May

Actress | Small Time Crooks

Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May.

85. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Writer | A Room with a View

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born on May 7, 1927 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Ruth Prawer. She was a writer, known for A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and The Remains of the Day (1993). She was married to Cyrus Jhabvala. She died on April 3, 2013 in Manhattan, New York ...

86. Diana Ossana

Writer | Brokeback Mountain

Diana Ossana was born in August 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Diana Lynn Ossana. She is a writer and producer, known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Streets of Laredo (1995) and Dead Man's Walk (1996).

87. Pamela Wallace

Writer | Witness

Pamela Wallace is a writer and producer, known for Witness (1985), Love's Unending Legacy (2007) and The Place God Forgot.

88. Claudine West

Writer | Mrs. Miniver

British novelist and playwright, who began as a writer of magazine articles. In Hollywood from 1929, she worked under contract at MGM, often on continuity scripts or additional dialogue, on British-themed prestige pictures, invariably in collaboration with others.

89. Nancy Dowd

Writer | Slap Shot

Nancy Dowd was born in 1945 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. She is a writer and director, known for Slap Shot (1977), Coming Home (1978) and Love (1982).

90. Courtney Hunt

Director | Frozen River

Courtney Hunt was born in 1964 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Frozen River (2008), The Whole Truth (2016) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015).

91. Meg Kasdan

Writer | Grand Canyon

Meg Kasdan was born as Meg Goldman. She is an actress and writer, known for Grand Canyon (1991), Silverado (1985) and Body Heat (1981). She has been married to Lawrence Kasdan since November 28, 1971. They have two children.

92. Beth Henley

Writer | Crimes of the Heart

Beth Henley was born on May 8, 1952 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Elizabeth Becker Henley. She is a writer and actress, known for Crimes of the Heart (1986), True Stories (1986) and Miss Firecracker (1989).

93. Josephine Lovett

Writer | Our Dancing Daughters

Josephine Lovett was born on October 21, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as Josephine Shaw. She was a writer and actress, known for Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Annie Laurie (1927) and The Fighting Blade (1923). She was married to John S. Robertson. She died on September 17, 1958 in Rancho ...

94. Gladys Hill

Writer | The Man Who Would Be King

Gladys Hill was born in 1916. She is known for her work on The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Annie (1982) and Victory (1981). She died on April 8, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA.

95. Elaine May

Actress | Small Time Crooks

Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May.

96. Suzanne De Passe

Producer | Lonesome Dove

Suzanne De Passe was born on July 19, 1946 in the USA as Suzanne Celeste DePasse. She is a producer and writer, known for Lonesome Dove (1989), Lady Sings the Blues (1972) and Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983).

97. Lillian Hellman

Writer | The Little Foxes

During the 1930s, it was fashionable to be a part of the radical political movement in Hollywood. Lillian Hellman devoted herself to the cause along with other writers and actors in their zeal to reform. Her independence set her apart from all but a few women of the day, and gave her writing an ...

98. Allison Schroeder

Writer | Hidden Figures

Allison Schroeder is known for her work on Hidden Figures (2016), Christopher Robin (2018) and Pineapple Express (2008). She has been married to Aaron Brownstein since January 17, 2016.

99. Fannie Flagg

Writer | Fried Green Tomatoes

Fannie Flagg was born on September 21, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Patricia Neal. She is an actress and writer, known for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Grease (1978) and Five Easy Pieces (1970).

100. Emily V. Gordon

Writer | The Big Sick

Emily V Gordon started out as a masters-level couples and family therapist, practicing for about six years before changing careers. She moved on to booking stand up comedy for live audiences and TV, which led to a career as a writer and producer. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Kumail ...



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