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Also Known As: Nancy Jane Meyers Died:
Born: December 8, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, director, production assistant

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A pioneer who first broke with convention by co-scripting "Private Benjamin" (1980), a rare comedy centered on female characters, Nancy Meyers spent nearly two decades sharing writing and producing credit on successful big screen comedies before breaking out on her own as one of Hollywood's top women filmmakers. During her rise, Meyers' collaborated with then-husband Charles Shyer on comedy hits including "Baby Boom" (1987) and "Father of the Bride" (1991), but following her directorial debut with "The Parent Trap" (1998), she established a unique voice with hugely popular romantic comedies aimed at oft-overlooked middle-aged moviegoers. In films "What Women Want" (2000), "Something's Got to Give" (2003) and "It's Complicated" (2009), Meyers painted a new portrait of the modern, romantic comedy heroine as a mature, self-sufficient, class act who is perfectly capable of "having it all."

A pioneer who first broke with convention by co-scripting "Private Benjamin" (1980), a rare comedy centered on female characters, Nancy Meyers spent nearly two decades sharing writing and producing credit on successful big screen comedies before breaking out on her own as one of Hollywood's top women filmmakers. During her rise, Meyers' collaborated with then-husband Charles Shyer on comedy hits including "Baby Boom" (1987) and "Father of the Bride" (1991), but following her directorial debut with "The Parent Trap" (1998), she established a unique voice with hugely popular romantic comedies aimed at oft-overlooked middle-aged moviegoers. In films "What Women Want" (2000), "Something's Got to Give" (2003) and "It's Complicated" (2009), Meyers painted a new portrait of the modern, romantic comedy heroine as a mature, self-sufficient, class act who is perfectly capable of "having it all."

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  Intern, The (2015)
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  Something's Gotta Give (2003) Director
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  What Women Want (2000) Director
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  PARENT TRAP, THE (1998) Director

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Raised in Drexel Hill and Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Briefly worked as a staff assistant at WHYY in Philadelphia
1972:
Moved to Los Angeles
1972:
Worked as a production assistant for CBS' "The Price Is Right"
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Hired by Rastar as a story editor
1980:
First worked with Charles Shyer, co-producing and co-writing, "Private Benjamin"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay
1984:
First executive producing credit on "Irreconcilable Differences"; directed by Charles Shyer
1987:
Co-wrote and co-produced "Baby Boom"; also directed by Charles Shyer
1991:
Co-produced and co-wrote remake of "Father of the Bride"; directed by Charles Shyer
1995:
Co-wrote and co-produced the sequel, "Father of the Bride Part II"
1995:
Signed three-year, three-picture deal with Disney
1998:
Directed first feature, the remake of "The Parent Trap"; produced by Charles Shyer
2000:
Directed Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt in the comedy, "What Women Want"
2003:
Helmed the comedy "Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton
2006:
Helmed the romantic comedy "The Holiday" starring Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Cameron Diaz
2009:
Wrote and directed the comedy film, "It's Complicated," starring Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay
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Education

American University: Washington , Washington D.C. -
Lower Merion High School: Lower Merion , Pennsylvania - 1967

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husband:
Charles Shyer. Screenwriter, producer, director. Born in Los Angeles on October 11, 1941; together since 1976; married on July 28, 1995 in Rome, Italy; reportedly separated in 1998.

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father:
Irving Meyers. Businessman.
mother:
Patricia Meyers. Designer.
daughter:
Annie Meyers-Shyer. Born c. 1980.
daughter:
Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Born c. 1987.
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