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Erin Cressida Wilson (born February 12) is an American playwright, screenwriter, professor, and author.[1]

Erin Cressida Wilson
Erin Cressida Wilson.jpg
Born February 12
San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation Playwright, screenwriter, author
Nationality American
Spouse J. C. MacKenzie (1 child)

Wilson is known for the 2002 film Secretary, which she adapted from a Mary Gaitskill short story. It won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and currently holds a rating of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

She also wrote the screenplays for the 2006 film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, starring Nicole Kidman; for the 2010 erotic thriller Chloe, directed by Atom Egoyan (remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie...); for the 2014 drama Men, Women & Children, co-written with its director Jason Reitman (from the novel by Chad Kultgen); and the 2016 mystery thriller The Girl on the Train, from the novel by Paula Hawkins. The Girl on the Train is her highest grossing film to date.[3][4][5][6]

Wilson has also authored dozens of plays and short works. She has taught at Duke University,[7] Brown University,[8] and University of California, Santa Barbara.[9]


Early LifeEdit


Wilson studied Theatre at Smith College, a women’s college in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Filmography as screenwriterEdit


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