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Ephron in 2013
July 12, 1944|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Novelist, screenwriter, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Jerome Kass (m. 1982; d. 2015)|
Ephron was born in New York City, the second eldest of four daughters of screenwriters Phoebe and Henry Ephron. She is Jewish. Her movies include You've Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults (Hanging Up and the recent The Lion Is In) and teenagers (Frannie in Pieces and The Girl with the Mermaid Hair), books of humor, (How to Eat Like a Child), and essays.
Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Vogue, More, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. In 2011, she won an Athena Film Festival award for creativity and panache as a screenwriter.
Ephron collaborated with her elder sister, Nora, on Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran for over two and a half years Off-Broadway. It has played in cities across the U.S., as well as in cities around the world including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Manila, and Sydney.
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