Susannah Grant

Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
Susannah Grant was a screenwriter and director who first gained widespread notoriety in 2000 for her Oscar-nominated screenplay, "Erin Brockovich. " A former television writer for the feel-good drama "Party of Five" ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

The 5th Wave 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Soloist 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Center Stage 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Erin Brockovich 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ever After 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pocahontas 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Members Only 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Gifted Man 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Confirmation (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Party of Five 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Susannah Grant was a screenwriter and director who first gained widespread notoriety in 2000 for her Oscar-nominated screenplay, "Erin Brockovich. " A former television writer for the feel-good drama "Party of Five" (Fox, 1994-2000), Grant made a name for herself crafting strong, fully-realized female lead characters at a time when legions of actresses were up in arms over a lack of substantial roles for women. Grant continually experimented in genres from drama to comedy to family fare, never losing focusing on the underrepresented lives of diverse women.

Relationships

Christopher Henrikson

Husband

Olivia Henrikson

Daughter
Born in 1999 father, Christopher Henrikson

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1992
Enrolled in the Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts 1984

Miss Porter's School

Farmington , Connecticut

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1991

Milestones

2009

Wrote the screenplay for "The Soloist"; based on a series of columns written by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez

2007

Made directorial debut with "Catch and Release," a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Garner as a woman mourning her fiance's death

2006

Penned the live-action/animated feature adaptation of "Charlotte's Web"

2005

Wrote the screenplay adaptation for "In Her Shoes," which is based on the novel by Jennifer Weiner

2001

Hired to do rewrite work on "Unfaithful," a remake of the French film "La Femme infidele"

2000

Reportedly did uncredited work on the screenplay for "Charlie's Angels"

2000

Penned the screenplay for "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts; earned a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination

2000

Wrote the Sandra Bullock dramady, "28 Days"

1998

Produced the film adaptation of the fairy tale Cinderella, "Ever After"; also co-wrote

1995

First film credit, as co-writer of the Disney animated feature, "Pocahontas"

1994

Hired as a story editor and teleplay writer for the FOX drama, "Party of Five"

Wrote and produced local television in San Francisco

After college, worked as magazine researcher and fact checker

Bonus Trivia

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Grant received the Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting (sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) in 1992.

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