Nancy Meyers

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
A pioneer who first broke with convention by co-scripting "Private Benjamin" (1980), a rare comedy centered on female characters, Nancy Meyers spent nearly two decades sharing writing and producing credit on successful ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (14)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Irreconcilable Differences 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (13)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby Boom 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Irreconcilable Differences 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (7)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Director

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A pioneer who first broke with convention by co-scripting "Private Benjamin" (1980), a rare comedy centered on female characters, Nancy Meyers spent nearly two decades sharing writing and producing credit on successful big screen comedies before breaking out on her own as one of Hollywood's top women filmmakers. During her rise, Meyers' collaborated with then-husband Charles Shyer on comedy hits including "Baby Boom" (1987) and "Father of the Bride" (1991), but following her directorial debut with "The Parent Trap" (1998), she established a unique voice with hugely popular romantic comedies aimed at oft-overlooked middle-aged moviegoers. In films "What Women Want" (2000), "Something's Got to Give" (2003) and "It's Complicated" (2009), Meyers painted a new portrait of the modern, romantic comedy heroine as a mature, self-sufficient, class act who is perfectly capable of "having it all."

Relationships

Irving Meyers

Father

Patricia Meyers

Mother

Annie Meyers-Shyer Actor

Daughter
Born c. 1980 father, Charles Shyer

Hallie Meyers-Shyer Actor

Daughter
Born c. 1987 father, Charles Shyer

Charles Shyer

Husband
Together since 1976 married on July 28, 1995 in Rome, Italy have been separated since 1999

EDUCATION

Lower Merion High School

Lower Merion , Pennsylvania 1967

American University

Washington , Washington D.C.

Milestones

2015

Wrote, directed and produced "The Intern," a workplace comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway

2009

Wrote and directed the comedy film, "It's Complicated," starring Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep

2006

Helmed the romantic comedy "The Holiday" starring Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Cameron Diaz

2003

Helmed the comedy "Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

2000

Directed Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt in the comedy, "What Women Want"

1998

Directed first feature, the remake of "The Parent Trap"; produced by Charles Shyer

1995

Signed three-year, three-picture deal with Disney

1995

Co-wrote and co-produced the sequel, "Father of the Bride Part II"

1991

Co-produced and co-wrote remake of "Father of the Bride"; directed by Charles Shyer

1987

Co-wrote and co-produced "Baby Boom"; also directed by Charles Shyer

1984

Landed first executive producing credit on "Irreconcilable Differences"; directed by Charles Shyer

1980

Co-produced and co-wrote Goldie Hawn comedy "Private Benjamin"

1972

Worked as a production assistant for CBS' "The Price Is Right"

Hired by Rastar as a story editor

Bonus Trivia

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One of Meyers' first jobs in media was a staff assistant position at Philadelphia public radio station WHYY in the early 1970s.

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A visual trademark of Meyers' romantic comedies was that her characters' homes had sumptuous kitchens, which became an in-joke among her fans.

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