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Biography #2

Director, producer and co-writer Nora Ephron re-teams with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for another romantic comedy about destiny, mystery, nearly-missed opportunities and love. The team previously worked together on the 1993 critically lauded box-office smash Sleepless in Seattle.

Ephron has become one of the industry's most accomplished directors of romantic comedy, having most recently explored the notion of divine intervention in romance with the angelic comedy Michael, starring John Travolta, William Hurt and Andie McDowell, which she co-wrote and directed. She also co-wrote (with her sister, Delia Ephron) and directed This Is My Life, starring Julie Kavner as a single mom turned stand-up comic, and Mixed Nuts, starring Steve Martin as a suicide hotline employee on Christmas Eve.

Ephron has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay, for Sleepless in Seattle (with David Ward and Jeff Arch); for the classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally...; and for the drama Silkwood (co-written with Alice Arlen). Her other screenwriting credits include Heartburn, which she adapted from her own best-selling novel of infidelity and food; Cookie (co-written with Alice Arlen); and My Blue Heaven.

Ephron began writing for movies after years as one of the country's best-known journalists. She started her career as a newspaper reporter for the New York Post and then became a magazine writer for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine, among others. Two collections of her essays, Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble, were best-sellers.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)