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Susannah Grant

Susannah Grant

Susannah Grant received Academy Award, Writers' Guild and BAFTA nominations for best original screenplay for Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Julia Roberts and Albert Finney. Roberts received the Academy Award for her portrayal of whistle-blower Erin Brockovich, a single mother whose discovery of a cover-up by Pacific Gas & Electric involving contaminated water resulted in the largest class action lawsuit in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

That same year, 2002, Grants' screenplay 28 Days was produced. The film, about drug and alcohol rehab, was directed by Betty Thomas and starred Sandra Bullock.

Previously, Grant co-wrote the screenplays for Ever After, the critically acclaimed update of the Cinderella fairy tale, starring Drew Barrymore and PocahonĀ­tas, the 1995 Disney animated feature.

From 1995-1998, Grant was a writer-producer-director on the popular series Party of Five, which received a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama.

Grant is currently at work on Catch and Release, her original screenplay on which she makes her directorial debut. The film stars Jennifer Garner. Grant is also writing the live-action/CGI version of Charlotte's Web, based on the book by E.B. White.

Born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, Grant is a graduate of Amherst College, with a degree in English, and the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies screenwriting program. In 1992, she was a recipient of the Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Susannah Grant Facts

BirthdayJanuary 4, 1963 (59)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

About a Boy
Best Laid Plans
Catch And Release
The Dialogue
In Her Shoes
Anatomy of a Script 5: screenwriter Susannah Grant
Catch & Release / It Could Happen to You
Classic Singing Cowboys
Charlotte's Web
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