Nora Ephron

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Date of Birth May 19, 1941
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Jun 26, 2012 (71)
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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She often co-wrote scripts with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends, was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002–03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy.

Born: May 19, 1941, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: June 26, 2012, New York City, New York, U.S.
Education: Beverly Hills High School
Alma mater: Wellesley College
Occupation: Screenwriter, producer, director, journalist, playwright, author
Years active: 1973–2012
Notable work: Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Julie & Julia
Children: 2
Parent(s): Henry Ephron, Phoebe Wolkind
Relatives: Amy Ephron, Delia Ephron, Hallie Ephron
Awards: BAFTA Award (1990), Crystal Award (1994), Ian McLellan Hunter Award (2003), Golden Apple Award (2009)
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About Nora Ephron

Screenwriter who was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Writing for the films Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle. She was also a journalist, essayist and playwright.

Before Fame

She was born into a family of screenwriters with both parents, Henry and Phoebe Ephron, working as screenwriters and her sisters Delia and Amy taking up the profession eventually as well.


After graduating from Wellesley College in 1962, she worked as an intern at the White House during the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Family Life

She was married to writer Dan Greenburg from 1967 to 1976. Her second husband Carl Bernstein was the Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate scandal. She married her third husband Nicholas Pileggi on March 28, 1987. She had two sons named Jacob and Max.


She also produced When Harry Met Sally..., starring Meg Ryan.

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