screenwriter, director, actress
Birthplace: New York City
Noted particularly for her screenplays that feature strong female leads, she earned Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay for Silkwood (1983) and When Harry Met Sally (1989). She wrote and directed This Is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Michael (1996), You've Got Mail (1998), and for 2005's Bewitched with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. She is married to writer Nicholas Pileggi.