Biography

Robin Swicord (born 1952) is an American screenwriter and film director. She wrote the screenplay for the film Memoirs of a Geisha, based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Golden. Her other screenplay credits include Little Women, Practical Magic, Matilda, The Perez Family, and Shag.

Her directorial debut was with the 1993 short film The Red Coat, for which she also wrote the screenplay. Swicord wrote the screenplay for Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel The Jane Austen Book Club and directed the film, which was released in the United States on September 21, 2007. She also collaborated with Eric Roth on the screen adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Swicord was born in Columbia, South Carolina. She is married to screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, son of director Elia Kazan. Their daughter is actress Zoe Kazan.

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Robin Swicord (born 1952) is an American screenwriter and film director. She wrote the screenplay for the film Memoirs of a Geisha, based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Golden. Her other screenplay credits include Little Women, Practical Magic, Matilda, The Perez Family, and Shag.

Her directorial debut was with the 1993 short film The Red Coat, for which she also wrote the screenplay. Swicord wrote the screenplay for Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel The Jane Austen Book Club and directed the film, which was released in the United States on September 21, 2007. She also collaborated with Eric Roth on the screen adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Swicord was born in Columbia, South Carolina. She is married to screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, son of director Elia Kazan. Their daughter is actress Zoe Kazan.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robin Swicord, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Female

Known Credits 10

Birthday 1952-10-23

Place of Birth Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2019 When They See Us (4 episodes)Writer
2017 Wakefield Writer
2016 The Promise Writer
2007 The Jane Austen Book Club Screenplay
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Screenplay
1998 Practical Magic Screenplay
1995 The Perez Family Screenplay
1994 Little Women Screenplay
1980 Cuba Crossing Writer

Production

2019 Little Women Producer
1998 Practical Magic Co-Producer
1994 Little Women Co-Producer

Directing

2017 Wakefield Director
2007 The Jane Austen Book Club Director

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