Lorene Scafaria

Actress and filmmaker Lorene Scafaria wrote the winningly offbeat romantic comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008), which led to directorial assignments on such equally unique dramas as "Seeking a Friend for ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1979 in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Writer (4)

The Meddler 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)
Director (3)

The Meddler 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

New Girl 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (2)

Coherence 2014 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

Drunk Girl (Actor)
Producer (2)

Ricki and the Flash 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ben & Kate 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer
Music (2)

The Meddler 2016 (Movie)

("Morning, Shipwreck") (Song)

The Meddler 2016 (Movie)

("We Can't Be Friends (Instrumental") (Song Performer)

Biography

Actress and filmmaker Lorene Scafaria wrote the winningly offbeat romantic comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008), which led to directorial assignments on such equally unique dramas as "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (2009) and "The Meddler" (2015). Born May 1, 1979 in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, Scafaria first experimented with writing fiction as a grade school student, when she penned reports for entirely fictitious books in order to win certificates to a pizza restaurant. She began acting in high school, and dovetailed her interests by writing and producing her first play at the age of 17. She briefly attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania before financial concerns forced her to transfer to Montclair State University, where she studied playwriting. After graduation, Scafaria wrote and performed in plays in New York until earning her first break when an agent for ICM urged her to move to Los Angeles after reading her script. There, she co-wrote a children's fantasy film script, "Legend Has It," with her roommate, Bryan Sipe, which was optioned but left unmade by Revolution Studios. In 2005, she was hired to write an adaptation of the novel <i>Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist</i>, which was produced in 2008 with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings as the leads. The following year, Scafaria wrote and directed the offbeat romantic comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (2009), with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as two lost individuals who find each other shortly before a meteor will destroy the Earth. She kept busy between film assignments by writing and directing for series like "New Girl" (Fox, 2011- ) and "Ben and Kate" (Fox, 2012-13) before returning to features with "The Meddler" (2015), with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne as a mother and daughter contending with enormous changes in their lives.

Relationships

Adam Brody Actor

Companion
Began dating early 2010 No longer together

EDUCATION

Montclair State University

Lafayette College

Milestones

2015

Second feature film, "The Meddler"

2009

Made directorial debut with "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

2008

Penned first filmed screenplay, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"

Bonus Trivia

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Was a member of a writing group called the Fempire, which included Diablo Cody, Dana Fox and Liz Meriweather of "New Girl."

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During the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike, she recorded an album of songs called Garden Party. A song from the CD called "28" was featured on the soundtrack for "Whip It" (2009). A second album, Laughter and Forgetting, was issued on iTunes in 2010.

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