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Also Known As: Jenny Wolkind Died:
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Birth Place: Profession: screenwriter, producer, author

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Writer-producer Delia Ephron spent the first part of her adult life denying herself of becoming what she felt she was always destined to do: write. Though her mother and father, Henry and Ph be Ephron, were successful playwrights and screenwriters, and sister Nora later blazed her own path through Hollywood, writing "When Harry Met Sally" (1989) and "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993), Ephron avoided the family trade. But at 31, she finally caved to pressure-mainly from Nora-when she wrote a series of essays for the New York Times Book Review. Eventually she segued into screenwriting and worked with sister on several film projects, becoming the quieter half of a powerful Hollywood team.

Writer-producer Delia Ephron spent the first part of her adult life denying herself of becoming what she felt she was always destined to do: write. Though her mother and father, Henry and Ph be Ephron, were successful playwrights and screenwriters, and sister Nora later blazed her own path through Hollywood, writing "When Harry Met Sally" (1989) and "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993), Ephron avoided the family trade. But at 31, she finally caved to pressure-mainly from Nora-when she wrote a series of essays for the New York Times Book Review. Eventually she segued into screenwriting and worked with sister on several film projects, becoming the quieter half of a powerful Hollywood team.

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Began writing at 31, including essays and articles for the New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, Redbook, Vogue and other publications
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Wrote the best-selling "How to Eat Like a Child" and "Teenage Romance," a collection of essays; "How to Eat Like a Child" was adapted into a TV movie (1980)
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Wrote two children's books "The Girl Who Changed the World and My Life" and "Nobody Elses"
1992:
First screenplay and collaboration with sister Nora on "This is My Life," which was Nora's directorial debut
1993:
Served as associate producer for "Sleepless in Seattle," written and directed by Nora Ephron
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Collaborated with Nora on "Mixed Nuts" (1994) with Steve Martin and "Michael" (1996) with John Travolta
1995:
Published first novel "Hanging Up" loosely based on her own family
1998:
Executive produced and co-wrote "You've Got Mail," with Nora, which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
2000:
Adapted her novel "Hanging up" into a feature film; co-wrote screenplay with Nora and served as executive producer
2000:
Published second novel, "Big City Eyes"
2005:
Penned the screenplay for "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," the film adaptation of Ann Brashares' novel, based on the friendship between four adolescent girls
2005:
Co-wrote with Nora, the screenplay for "Bewitched," based on the 1960's TV sitcom; Nora Ephron also directed
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Education

Barnard College: New York , New York -
Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California - 1962

Notes

"The family legacy was a bit daunting," admits Delia. "One of the ways I differentiated myself was to deny, for a time, what I was obviously destined to be."---Ephron to The Jewish Journal, February 18, 2000.

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"Teenage Romance: Or, how to Die of Embarrassment" Viking Penguin
"Santa and Alex" Little, Brown & Company
"Funny Sauce: Us, the EX, the Ex's New Mate, the New Mate's EX and the Kids" Penguin Group
"My Life: A Personal and Private Fill-in-the-Blanks Record Book" Running Press
"Girl Who Changed the World" Houghton Mifflin Company
"Hanging Up" Putnam Adult
"Big City Eyes" Penguin Group
"How to Eat like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up" HarperCollins Publishers
"Life's a Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women's Humor" Random House Information Group
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