Melissa Rosenberg

Melissa Anne Rosenberg was born on Aug. 28, 1962, in Marin County, CA. Though originally bent on pursuing a career in dance, which she studied at Bennington College in VT, Rosenberg switched gears toward film and ... Read more »
Born: 08/28/1962 in Marin County, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (12)

Red Widow 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Creator

Ally McBeal 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

Dark Skies 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (10)

Red Widow 2013 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Red Widow 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Boston Public 1998 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Dexter 1998 - 1999, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Love Monkey 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Party of Five 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

The Magnificent Seven 1996 - 2001, 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

The O.C. 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Birds of Prey 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

The Agency 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Biography

Melissa Anne Rosenberg was born on Aug. 28, 1962, in Marin County, CA. Though originally bent on pursuing a career in dance, which she studied at Bennington College in VT, Rosenberg switched gears toward film and television production when she moved back to her home state and enrolled in a Master's program at the University of Southern California. In 1991, Rosenberg penned her first feature screenplay, titled "Working the Circuit," which was about her prior personal experiences as a New Jersey stripper. Although the script earned distinction as a semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, it never begat a film. Shortly after, Rosenberg homed her attentions on television, writing for series including "Class of '96" (Fox 1993) and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS 1993-98). She soon added producing to her résumé with credits on programs like "Party of Five" (Fox 1994-2000). As Rosenberg's clout grew within the industry, she accrued positions as a regular writer and executive producer for esteemed series like "The O.C." (Fox 2003-07) and "Dexter" (Showtime 2006-2013). Around the same time, Rosenberg tried her hand once more at the big screen, making her bona fide feature debut as the writer of "Step Up" (2006). From there, Rosenberg made her mark adapting Stephenie Meyers' popular <i>Twilight</i> book series to the cinema, writing each film in the franchise between the inceptive "Twilight" (2008) and the final "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (2012). The conclusion of the film series gave Rosenberg time to develop her own project: a television adaptation of the Marvel Comics series <i>Alias</i>, which would become Rosenberg's highly acclaimed, socially conscious "Jessica Jones" (Netflix 2015-), starring Krysten Ritter as the title character.

Relationships

Lev L Spiro Director

Husband
Married in 1995

EDUCATION

USC

Graduate of USC's Peter Stark Program

Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont

Milestones

2015

Created and wrote the superhero series "Jessica Jones."

2012

Wrote "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," also directed by Condon

2011

Returned as writer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"; film directed by Bill Condon

2010

Wrote the third film in the series, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," directed by David Slade

2009

Returned as writer for the sequel "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," directed by Chris Weitz

2008

Adapted Stephenie Meyer's bestseller into the screenplay for "Twilight," directed by Catherine Hardwicke

2006

Wrote and produced several episodes of Showtime's "Dexter"

2006

Wrote the screenplay for the dance feature "Step Up"

2002

Produced and wrote several episodes of the short-lived superhero series "Birds of Prey" (The WB)

1995

Wrote several episodes of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)

1993

First television writing credit, the Fox series "Class of '96"

1978

First film credit (as associate producer), "Rabbit Test"

Bonus Trivia

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Worked as a stripper in New Jersey at age 19.

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First screenplay, "Working the Circuit," was a semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting contest, but was never produced

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