Biography

Melissa Anne Rosenberg (born August 28, 1962) is an American screenwriter. She has worked in both film and television and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, and two Writers Guild of America Awards. She won a Peabody Award. Since joining the Writers Guild of America, she has been involved in its Board of Directors and was a strike captain during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. She supports female screenwriters through the WGA Diversity Committee and co-founded the League of Hollywood Women Writers.

She majored in Dance and Theatre at Bennington College in Vermont, but she later graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's Degree in Film and Television Producing.

She worked on several television series between 1993 and 2003 before joining The O.C.'s writing staff, eventually leaving the show to write the 2006 film Step Up. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the head writer of the Showtime series Dexter, rising to executive producer by the time that she departed at the end of the fourth season. She wrote her second produced screenplay, a film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel Twilight in 2007 and has since adapted the novel's two sequels, New Moon and Eclipse. Rosenberg will also be adapting Breaking Dawn.

She is married to television director Lev L. Spiro, and they live in Los Angeles.

Melissa Anne Rosenberg (born August 28, 1962) is an American screenwriter. She has worked in both film and television and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, and two Writers Guild of America Awards. She won a Peabody Award. Since joining the Writers Guild of America, she has been involved in its Board of Directors and was a strike captain during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. She supports female screenwriters through the WGA Diversity Committee and co-founded the League of Hollywood Women Writers.

She majored in Dance and Theatre at Bennington College in Vermont, but she later graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's Degree in Film and Television Producing.

She worked on several television series between 1993 and 2003 before joining The O.C.'s writing staff, eventually leaving the show to write the 2006 film Step Up. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the head writer of the Showtime series Dexter, rising to executive producer by the time that she departed at the end of the fourth season. She wrote her second produced screenplay, a film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel Twilight in 2007 and has since adapted the novel's two sequels, New Moon and Eclipse. Rosenberg will also be adapting Breaking Dawn.

She is married to television director Lev L. Spiro, and they live in Los Angeles.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Female

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1962-08-28

Place of Birth Marin County, California

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2015 Marvel's Jessica Jones(2 episodes)Teleplay
2015 Marvel's Jessica Jones(2 episodes)Writer
2013 Red Widow(1 episode)Writer
2013 Red Widow(1 episode)Teleplay
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2Screenplay
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1Screenplay
2010 The Twilight Saga: EclipseScreenplay
2009 The Twilight Saga: New MoonScreenplay
2008 TwilightScreenplay
2006 Dexter(11 episodes)Writer
2006 Step UpScreenplay
2003 The O.C.(3 episodes)Writer
2003 Birds of Prey(4 episodes)Writer
2001 The Agency(4 episodes)Writer
1998 The Magnificent Seven(5 episodes)Writer
1997 Ally McBeal(1 episode)Writer
1996 Dark Skies(3 episodes)Writer
1995 The Outer Limits(2 episodes)Writer
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys(1 episode)Writer
1994 Party of Five(5 episodes)Writer
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman(3 episodes)Writer

Production

2015 Marvel's Jessica Jones(26 episodes)Executive Producer
2013 Red Widow(8 episodes)Executive Producer
2006 Dexter(125 episodes)Executive Producer

Acting

2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode) as Herself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode)

Creator

2015 Marvel's Jessica JonesCreator

Crew

HighlanderScript

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