Diablo Cody

Highest Rated: 94% Juno (2007)
Lowest Rated: 23% Paradise (2013)
Birthday: Jun 14, 1978
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
After trading in her given name of Brook Busey-Hunt for the snappier pseudonym Diablo Cody, this Illinois native raised eyebrows online in addition to dimly lit peep-show booths with her blog, Pussy Ranch, as well as her 2006 memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Cody, who graduated college with a degree in media studies and spent the early days of her career doing clerical work at a Chicago bankruptcy firm, found herself intrigued by the darker, raunchier elements of nightlife; eventually, her participation in a notoriously seedy Minneapolis strip club's amateur night led to the decision to leave her day job and become a full-time stripper. As luck would have it, anyone with an Internet connection and a penchant for living vicariously through others could check Cody's goings-on via her blog, which, thanks to her trademark humor and keen insight into the mass psyche of the sex industry, paved the way to other, more traditional journalistic endeavors, including writing for the City Pages (a Minneapolis publication), The Village Voice, and Jane magazine. After the completion and subsequent success of Candy Girl, Cody was propositioned to write a screenplay; she accepted and wrote the coming-of-age comedy drama Juno, a runner-up for the People's Choice Award at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. Juno also earned Cody an award for Breakthrough Screenwriter at the Hollywood Film Festival, a Golden Globe nomination, a Writers Guild nomination, and an Oscar nomination. In addition to selling several of her other screenplays, most notably Girly Style and Jennifer's Body, Cody also wrote for the Showtime television series The United States of Tara, a comedy starring Toni Collette as a mother with multiple personality disorder, created by Steven Spielberg and produced by his DreamWorks production company. Over the coming years, Cody would continue to pen a variety of projects, like the dark comedy Young Adult.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Barbie Screenwriter 2020
86% Tully Producer Screenwriter 2018
64% Ricki And The Flash Producer Screenwriter 2015
23% Paradise Executive Producer 2013
62% Evil Dead Screenwriter $54.3M 2013
No Score Yet Time and a Half Screenwriter 2013
84% Seduced And Abandoned Actor 2013
80% Young Adult Screenwriter $16.3M 2011
No Score Yet Sweet Valley High Screenwriter Producer 2010
44% Jennifer's Body Executive Producer Screenwriter $16.1M 2009
No Score Yet Sincerely Yours Actor 2008
94% Juno Screenwriter $143.4M 2007


No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
  • 2017
96% One Mississippi
Executive Producer Screenwriter
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest Panelist
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
  • 2011
85% United States of Tara
Producer Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet 90210
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
  • 2009


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