Nora Ephron

Highest Rated: 93% Husbands and Wives (1992)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Super (1991)
Birthday: May 19, 1941
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
The daughter of author/screenwriters Phoebe and Henry Ephron, Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley. She first made her mark as humorist, satirist, and dead-on parodist in book form (Crazy Salad) and in magazine articles. Ephron's first movie assignment was the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Silkwood (1983). Her stormy marriage to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein provided grist for her roman a clef Heartburn, which she adapted into an uneven 1986 film directed by Mike Nichols Ephron struck gold with her script for the blockbuster When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and kept turning out work in the romantic comedy vein until her death. After a few so-so writing and producing assignments, she made her directing bow with This Is My Life (1992), which she co-wrote with sister Delia Ephron. She then served as director and writer of Sleepless in Seattle, one of the highest-grossing releases of 1993. Five years later, she re-teamed with Sleepless stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for You've Got Mail; another New York-based romantic comedy, it was one of the most successful films of 1998. The following year, Ephron and sister Delia collaborated on Hanging Up, a comedy-drama based on a novel of Delia's. The story of three sisters who pull together to cope with the imminent death of their father (Walter Matthau), it starred Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, and Lisa Kudrow. She then had a pair of lackluster directorial outings with Lucky Numbers and a big-screen meta remake of the supernatural sitcom Bewitched. But her 2009 film Julie & Julia - which Ephron scripted, directed and produced - was a box office hit and earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Ephron passed away on June 26, 2012 after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
75% Tales From the Script Actor 2010
76% Julie & Julia Screenwriter Director Producer $94.2M 2009
24% Bewitched Screenwriter Director Producer $62.3M 2005
22% Lucky Numbers Producer Director $9.6M 2000
12% Hanging Up Producer Screenwriter 2000
68% You've Got Mail Director Screenwriter Producer 1998
67% Strike! Executive Producer 1998
38% Michael Director Producer Screenwriter 1996
10% Mixed Nuts Director Screenwriter 1994
73% Sleepless in Seattle Screenwriter Director 1993
93% Husbands and Wives Dinner Party Guest 1992
38% This Is My Life Screenwriter Director 1992
0% The Super Screenwriter 1991
71% My Blue Heaven Producer Executive Producer Screenwriter 1990
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors Wedding Guest 1989
90% When Harry Met Sally Screenwriter 1989
18% Cookie Executive Producer Screenwriter 1989
47% Heartburn Screenwriter 1986
53% Compromising Positions Screenwriter 1985
79% Silkwood Screenwriter 1983
62% Best Friends Screenwriter 1982

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2006

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