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Elizabeth Meriwether

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Years active  2006–present
Education  Yale University
Parents  Heath J. Meriwether
Role  Playwright
Name  Elizabeth Meriwether

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Full Name  Elizabeth Meriwether
Born  1981 (age 33–34)Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation  Playwright, screenwriter, television producer and writer
Books  The Mistakes Madeline Made, Heddatron: A Play, Nicky Goes Goth: A Dark Comedy
Nominations  Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series
Movies and TV shows  New Girl, No Strings Attached, The Squid and the Whale, Twilight Cycles
Similar People  Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone, Dave Finkel

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Elizabeth Hughes Meriwether (born 1981) is an American playwright and screenwriter, television showrunner, producer, and writer. She is known for the 2010 play Oliver Parker!, the 2011 romantic comedy film No Strings Attached, and the sitcom New Girl for Fox, starring Zooey Deschanel.


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Life and career

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Elizabeth Meriwether was born in 1981. Her family moved from Miami, Florida, to Detroit, Michigan when she was five years old, and then to Ann Arbor, Michigan, when she was 10. Her father, Heath J. Meriwether, was the publisher of the newspaper Detroit Free Press, and her mother was a painter. Meriwether grew up aspiring to be an actor, but when she wrote her first play, she realized she wanted to be a playwright instead. Meriwether went to Greenhills High School in Ann Arbor, and then attended and graduated from Yale University.

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Meriwether wrote the plays Heddatron (2006), The Mistakes Madeline Made (2006), and Oliver Parker! (2010). She also wrote the screenplay for the 2011 romantic comedy film No Strings Attached. She has also written for the Adult Swim television series Childrens Hospital, is working with Fox Broadcasting Company as the creator of New Girl, and is developing projects for studios Universal and Paramount.

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Meriwether is part of "The Fempire", a group of female screenwriters that include Dana Fox, Diablo Cody and Lorene Scafaria. In 2012, the Fempire received the Athena Film Festival Award for Creativity and Sisterhood at Barnard College in New York City.

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Meriwether is also a well-known feminist, who has done stand-up comedy, and performed for The Vagina Monologues in Las Vegas.


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