Mary Agnes Donoghue

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Short story writer and poet whose first screenplay "The Buddy System" was filmed in 1984. She has subsequently scripted the female buddy film "Beaches" (1988), co-produced and co-written the Goldie Hawn thriller ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1942 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Jenny's Wedding 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Veronica Guerin 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White Oleander 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

Paradise 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Beaches 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Jenny's Wedding 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (2)

Jenny's Wedding 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Paradise 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Short story writer and poet whose first screenplay "The Buddy System" was filmed in 1984. She has subsequently scripted the female buddy film "Beaches" (1988), co-produced and co-written the Goldie Hawn thriller, "Deceived" and, with no prior behind-the-camera experience, made her directing debut with "Paradise" (both 1991) which she adapted from Jean Loup Hubert's 1987 French film, "Le Grand Chemin".

Relationships

Christopher Robbins Source Material (from novel)

Husband

Milestones

2002

Wrote screen adaptation of the best-selling novel "White Oleander"

1991

Feature directorial debut, "Paradise", starring Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

1991

Co-wrote and co-produced "Deceived", starring Goldie Hawn

1988

Scripted the feature adaptation of the novel "Beaches", starring Bette Midler

1984

Wrote first filmed screenplay, "The Buddy System"

Relocated to Los Angeles to become assistant director of publicity at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Bonus Trivia

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Donoghue has also written the play "Me and Mamie O'Rourke" which is scheduled to be staged in the West End during the 1991-92 season.

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