Delia Ephron

Screenwriter, Producer, Author
Writer-producer Delia Ephron spent the first part of her adult life denying herself of becoming what she felt she was always destined to do: write. Though her mother and father, Henry and Ph be Ephron, were successful ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1944

Filmography

Writer (9)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

("Hanging Up") (Source Material (from novel))

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brenda Starr 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (5)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Music (1)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

songs("You Can't Get to Heaven" "The Chicken Song") (Song)

Biography

Writer-producer Delia Ephron spent the first part of her adult life denying herself of becoming what she felt she was always destined to do: write. Though her mother and father, Henry and Ph be Ephron, were successful playwrights and screenwriters, and sister Nora later blazed her own path through Hollywood, writing "When Harry Met Sally" (1989) and "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993), Ephron avoided the family trade. But at 31, she finally caved to pressure-mainly from Nora-when she wrote a series of essays for the New York Times Book Review. Eventually she segued into screenwriting and worked with sister on several film projects, becoming the quieter half of a powerful Hollywood team.

Relationships

Nora Ephron Actor

Sister
Born May 19, 1941 Co-wrote several screenplays including "You've Got Mail" (1998) and "Hanging Up" (2000) with sister

EDUCATION

Barnard College

New York , New York

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California 1962

Milestones

2005

Co-wrote with Nora, the screenplay for "Bewitched," based on the 1960's TV sitcom; Nora Ephron also directed

2005

Penned the screenplay for "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," the film adaptation of Ann Brashares' novel, based on the friendship between four adolescent girls

2000

Published second novel, "Big City Eyes"

2000

Adapted her novel "Hanging up" into a feature film; co-wrote screenplay with Nora and served as executive producer

1998

Executive produced and co-wrote "You've Got Mail," with Nora, which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

1995

Published first novel "Hanging Up" loosely based on her own family

1993

Served as associate producer for "Sleepless in Seattle," written and directed by Nora Ephron

1992

First screenplay and collaboration with sister Nora on "This is My Life," which was Nora's directorial debut

Wrote two children's books "The Girl Who Changed the World and My Life" and "Nobody Elses"

Collaborated with Nora on "Mixed Nuts" (1994) with Steve Martin and "Michael" (1996) with John Travolta

Wrote the best-selling "How to Eat Like a Child" and "Teenage Romance," a collection of essays; "How to Eat Like a Child" was adapted into a TV movie (1980)

Began writing at 31, including essays and articles for the New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, Redbook, Vogue and other publications

Bonus Trivia

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"The family legacy was a bit daunting," admits Delia. "One of the ways I differentiated myself was to deny, for a time, what I was obviously destined to be."---Ephron to The Jewish Journal, February 18, 2000.

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