Candace Bushnell

Columnist, Novelist
Candace Bushnell, the former New York Observer columnist-turned-best selling- novelist, with the blonde highlights and piercing blue eyes made a living writing about women like herself - i. e. Manhattan-dwelling ... Read more »
Born: 12/01/1958 in Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

Good Morning America 1975 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Bravo's A-List Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Wickedly Perfect 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Holidays With the Stars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Women of "Sex and the City" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex in the 90s XIII: Generation Sex 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The Carrie Diaries 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lipstick Jungle 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sex and the City 1998 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer
Writer (1)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(from book: "Sex and the City") (Source Material)

Biography

Candace Bushnell, the former New York Observer columnist-turned-best selling- novelist, with the blonde highlights and piercing blue eyes made a living writing about women like herself - i. e. Manhattan-dwelling, thirty-something glamazons who loved their cosmopolitans and Jimmy Choo shoes as much as they loved their single status. But while New Yorkers had long admired the svelte blonde's work, it was not until 1998, when HBO turned Bushnell's best selling book Sex and the City -- which was based on her column of the same name - into an iconic TV series, that Bushnell became known to the rest of America. As the inspiration behind the perpetually single fashonista, Carrie Bradshaw, Bushnell became a star in her own right and on a scale she had previously only dreamed of.

Relationships

Charles Askegard Actor

Husband
Married July 4, 2002 after a whirlwind eight-week courtship Bushnell filed for divorce in December 2011, claiming Askegard had an affair with ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin

EDUCATION

Rice University

Houston , Texas
Never completed studies

Milestones

2010

Published first young adult novel, The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City, focusing on Carrie's life as a 17-year-old

2010

A second film based on her popular column and successful series released in theaters, "Sex and the City 2"

2008

Second book to be turned into a series, NBC’s "Lipstick Jungle"

2008

Debuted the film version of HBO's hit show, "Sex and the City," which is based on her popular column and successful book

2006

Began airing her own call-in talk show, "Candace Bushnell’s Sex, Success and Sensibility" on Sirius Satellite

2005

Wrote forth novel, Lipstick Jungle about woman working in corporate America

2004

Was a judge on the short-lived CBS reality series "Wickedly Perfect"

2003

Penned a third novel, a social satire about a lingerie model, Trading Up

2001

Wrote second novel, Four Blondes, uncensored look into the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite

1998

Her book was turned into HBO’s hit series, "Sex in the City"

1997

Turned her popular "Sex and the City" column into Sex and the City the best selling novel

1994

Began writing the column, "Sex and the City" for The New York Observer; based on Bushnell and her friends’ experiences living and dating in the big city

Raised in Connecticut

Moved to New York City in the late 1970s after dropping out college

Freelanced for women's magazines, Ladies Home Journal and Mademoiselle

Landed a staff position at Self magazine

Landed first writing assignment, a never published children’s book

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