Gillian Flynn . Born: 02/23/1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA Jump to Related Articles Photos Filmography Biography Filmography Writer (3) Utopia 2014 - 2015 (TV Show) Writer Gone Girl 2014 (Movie) (from novel: "Gone Girl") (Source Material) Gone Girl 2014 (Movie) (Screenplay) Producer (1) Utopia 2014 - 2015 (TV Show) Executive Producer Biography . EDUCATION Northwestern University University of Kansas Milestones 2012 Third novel "Gone Girl" becomes a major best-seller. Bonus Trivia . Once wanted to work as a crime reporter.