American Female Screenplay Writers

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Shonda Rhimes
(Television Producer)
Shonda Rhimes
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Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago

Shonda Rhimes is a screenwriter, author, and television producer. She is credited with creating, writing, and executive producing one of the most popular American medical drama TV series ever, Grey's Anatomy. She is also credited with creating series like Private Practice and Scandal. In 2007, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 People Who Help Shape the World.

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Leslie Jones
(Comedian)
Leslie Jones
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Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Nora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)
Nora Ephron
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Birthdate: May 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 26, 2012

Nora Ephron was an American writer, filmmaker, and journalist. She is known for writing films like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally... The Nora Ephron Prize was created by the Tribeca Film Festival in her memory. Her life and work inspired the 2016 documentary film Everything Is Copy, which was directed by her son Jacob Bernstein.

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Amy Sherman-Palladino
(She is the creator of the comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls)
Amy Sherman-Palladino
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Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Amy Sherman-Palladino created many popular comedy-drama series, such as Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Bunheads. The six-time Primetime Emmy-winning director became the first female won win the Emmy for direction and comedy writing. She owns a production house and is known for her signature master-shot style.
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S. E. Hinton
(Writer)
S. E. Hinton
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Birthdate: July 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Elaine May
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright)
Elaine May
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Birthdate: April 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Diablo Cody
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Dancer, Writer, Journalist)
Diablo Cody
3
Birthdate: June 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lemont, Illinois, United States
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Paula Pell
(Screenwriter)
Paula Pell
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Birthdate: April 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
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Lillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)
Lillian Hellman
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Birthdate: June 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: June 30, 1984
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Melissa Rosenberg
(Screenwriter, Writer)
Melissa Rosenberg
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marin County
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Frances Marion
(Screenwriter)
Frances Marion
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Birthdate: November 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: May 12, 1973
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Gerda Lerner
(Historian)
Gerda Lerner
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Birthdate: April 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 2, 2013
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Irna Phillips
(Scriptwriter)
Irna Phillips
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Birthdate: July 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 23, 1973
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B.M. Bower
(Author)
B.M. Bower
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Birthdate: November 15, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Montana, United States
Died: July 23, 1940
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Annalee Whitmore Fadiman
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Birthdate: May 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Price, Utah, United States
Died: February 5, 2002