Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

Highest Rated: 91% When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Lowest Rated: 10% Mixed Nuts (1994)

Birthday: May 19, 1941

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Perhaps one of the most prolific writers to emerge during the latter half of the 20th century, Nora Ephron transitioned from successful journalist and novelist to write and direct what many consider to be among the greatest romantic comedies ever made. Despite being raised by screenwriter parents, Ephron was driven as a young woman to become a journalist, first writing for the New York Post, which she followed by becoming a scathingly witty essayist for the likes of Esquire and New York magazine. Her first collection of essays, Wallflower at the Orgy (1970), was a bestseller, as were all of her subsequent books. After making major news for her divorce from acclaimed journalist Carl Bernstein, which became fodder for her novel, Heartburn, Ephron became an Oscar-nominated screenwriter with her very first effort, "Silkwood" (1983). But it was her script for "When Harry Met Sally " (1989) that set the bar high for all other romantic comedies that would follow. While continuing to write films like "My Blue Heaven" (1990), she also began directing, starting with the beloved "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993), leading to "Mixed Nuts" (1994), "Michael" (1996) and culminating in "You've Got Mail" (1998) and "Julie and Julia" (2009). Ephron remained one of the most revered and respected writer-directors of her day, and fans and colleagues alike were devastated by her death on June 26, 2012.




77% 70% Julie & Julia Director,
$94.1M 2009
24% 28% Bewitched Director,
$62.3M 2005
22% 19% Lucky Numbers Director,
$10.0M 2000
12% 34% Hanging Up Screenwriter,
$36.0M 2000
70% 73% You've Got Mail Director,
$115.7M 1998
67% 73% All I Wanna Do Executive Producer $780.5K 1998
34% 45% Michael Director,
$95.3M 1996
10% 47% Mixed Nuts Director $6.6M 1994
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Director,
$125.6M 1993
38% 49% This Is My Life Director $2.8M 1992
67% 59% My Blue Heaven Executive Producer $22.8M 1990
14% 39% Cookie Executive Producer $1.4M 1989
91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Writer $90.4M 1989
45% 46% Heartburn Screenwriter $24.3M 1986


No Score Yet No Score Yet Vine Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopeless Pictures Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Writer 1973