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