Suzanne Collins

Pitting children against children in a merciless game of survival on live television was the compelling plot behind Suzanne Collins' meteoric rise as an author. After launching her career writing for children's ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1962 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

(from novel: "Mockingjay") (Source Material)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

(from novel: "Mockingjay") (Source Material)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

(from novel: "Catching Fire") (Source Material)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Hunger Games") (Source Material)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ticket Out 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Oswald 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Santa, Baby! 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Generation O! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Straight to the Heart 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

("Deep In The Meadow (Lullaby)") (Song)

Biography

Pitting children against children in a merciless game of survival on live television was the compelling plot behind Suzanne Collins' meteoric rise as an author. After launching her career writing for children's television programs, Collins mesmerized millions of readers all over the world with her groundbreaking sci-fi book trilogy The Hunger Games (2008), a gripping story of children forced to compete in an annual televised game. The novel is told through the eyes of its intrepid heroine, Katniss Everdeen, a skilled hunter who is desperate to make it out alive from the Games to save her family. Collins continued Katniss' story in the popular sequels Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (2009) and Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (2010). Aside from the critical praise she received for all three novels, their film versions were touted to be the most widely anticipated and biggest releases of all time. Production and casting of "The Hunger Games" (2012) ignited major Hollywood buzz and cemented Collins' place as one of the most successful and groundbreaking figures in contemporary literature.

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

With director Gary Ross and Billy Ray, co-wrote feature adaptation of "The Hunger Games"; also executive produced film that starred Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen

2010

Completed trilogy with release of Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

2010

Named one of the year's most influential people by TIME magazine

2009

Published second book, Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)

2008

Wrote first novel in futuristic trilogy, The Hunger Games inspired by reality TV programs and news footage of the Iraq War; book topped New York Times bestseller list

2003

Wrote first book series, the five-part Underland Chronicles

2001

Film writing debut, the animated holiday feature "Santa, Baby!"

1997

Wrote episodes of "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo" (Nickelodeon)

1993

Made TV writing debut on episodes of Nickelodeon series "Clarissa Explains It All"

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