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Born: May 8, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jackson, Mississippi, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Raised in Jackson, Mississippi
1973:
Had first play produced while still a college sophomore, the one-act "Am I Blue"
1976:
Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career
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Began writing "Crimes of the Heart"; first produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1979
1979:
Wrote TV pilot for "Morgan's Daughter"
1984:
Feature acting debut, cameo as a bible pusher, "Swing Shift"
1986:
Co-wrote first screenplay with David Byrne and Stephen Tobolowsky, "True Stories"
1986:
Solo screenwriting debut, from her story of the same title, "Nobody's Fool"
1987:
Served as a writer for the Jonathan Demme PBS special, "A Family Tree"
1989:
Play "Abundance" premiered at South Coast Repertory before transferring to Off-Broadway
1990:
"Signatures" debuted at the New York Stage and Film Company
1998:
Wrote play "Impossible Marriage"; produced Off-Broadway with Holly Hunter in the lead
2000:
Debuted new play "Family Week"
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Wrote draft of screenplay for the film version of the novel "The Shipping News"

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