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