Screenwriters (W) (Current)by phoenixsri1983 | created - 09 Mar 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Writer | Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Gillian Schieber Flynn. 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.
Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story
Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller ...
3. Greta Gerwig
Writer | Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...
4. Sarah Polley
Actress | Dawn of the Dead
Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...
5. Anjali Menon
Writer | Bangalore Days
Anjali Menon is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Born in Calicut, Kerala, Anjali grew up in Dubai. She did her high school education in Calicut and graduated with a degree in commerce from Providence Women's College, Calicut. She did post-graduation work in communication studies, ...
6. Zoya Akhtar
Writer | Gully Boy
Zoya Akhtar hails from one of the most talented film families in the country. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors like Mira Nair, Tony Gerber, and Dev Benegal, before turning Writer-Director in her own right.
She has directed movies like the critically acclaimed ...
8. Nandita Das
Writer | Firaaq
Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Fire (1996) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.
13. Julie Delpy
Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc
Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.
She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Detective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993), ...
Actress | Omkara
Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...
16. Kanika Dhillon
Actress | Om Shanti Om
Kanika Dhillon was born in Amritsar, and studied at St Stephen College, Delhi, St Xavier's College, Mumbai and the London School of Economics. She's a screenwriter by profession and is co- writing Ra.One, one of Bollywood's most lavish and futuristic projects, which is being produced and stars the ...
17. Brit Marling
Producer | Another Earth
Brit Heyworth Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Heidi (Johnson) and John Marling, both of whom work in real estate. She graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist.
19. Shonali Bose
Writer | Margarita with a Straw
Shonali Bose is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker who grew up in Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi and has spent her adult life in the US. Both her feature narrative films - Amu and Margarita, With a Straw played in over 150 film festivals including TIFF and Berlin and won numerous prestigious ...
20. Geethu Mohandas
Writer | Liar's Dice
Geetu Mohandas formed her film production house- Unplugged in 2009 which produced her directorial debut short fiction film titled "Are You Listening?" The film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and subsequently won 3 International awards as well as the National Film Award in ...
24. Urmi Juvekar
Writer | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Urmi Juvekar is one of the most coveted and contemporary writers of India. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a documentary film writer and director. She made her screenwriting debut with the feature film Darmiyaan: In Between (1997), directed by Kalpana Lajmi. She also made a ...
28. Zoe Kazan
Actress | Ruby Sparks
Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, to screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. She is the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan. She is of Greek (from her paternal grandfather), English, and German descent.
Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University. In the fall ...
31. 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 ...
Writer | 1917
Krysty Wilson-Cairns trained at the National Film and Television School, London. She loves screenwriting, storytelling and writing about herself in the third person.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Krysty has told stories for many years, but they were often to do with what happened to her Mother's gin ...
33. Amy Seimetz
Actress | Upstream Color
Amy Seimetz first came to prominence producing and directing shorts and independent films. Most notably associate producing Barry Jenkins' Medicine For Melancholy which was nominated for Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards, after playing at South By Southwest and the Toronto International Film ...