Jennifer Salt

Jennifer Salt (born September 4, 1944) is an American producer, screenwriter, and former actress.

Jennifer Salt
Jennifer Salt 1977.jpg
Salt in 1977
Born (1944-09-04) September 4, 1944 (age 76)
Other namesJenifer Salt
Alma materSarah Lawrence College
OccupationActress, screenwriter, producer
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)David Greenberg (1976-1980) (divorced) (1 child)
Parent(s)Waldo Salt
Mary Davenport[1]

Life and careerEdit

Salt was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were screenwriter Waldo Salt and actress Mary Davenport. She has a younger sister, Deborah. Her stepmother was the writer Eve Merriam. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.[citation needed]

She made several stage appearances, winning a 1971 Theatre World award as Estelle in the play, Father's Day, but she is best remembered as Eunice Tate-Leitner, the snobbish daughter of Chester and Jessica Tate in the television comedy series Soap. An early movie role was in Midnight Cowboy (1969), as Joe Buck's hometown lover, Crazy Annie. While living with actress Margot Kidder in Malibu in the early-1970s, she worked in tandem with American director Brian De Palma in the films The Wedding Party (1969), Hi, Mom! (1970), and Sisters (1972), and appeared with Cornel Wilde and Scott Glenn in the TV film, Gargoyles (1972).[citation needed]

Salt has retired from acting, and is pursuing her writing career, including episode scripts for Nip/Tuck and other programs. She is a co-writer of the script for the Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love (2010) based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name.[2]

In 2006, she was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the Nip/Tuck episode, "Rhea Reynolds."[3] In 2011, she joined the FX horror series American Horror Story as a writer and co-executive producer.[citation needed]


Her son, Jonah Greenberg, is a talent agent with CAA Beijing.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Watercolor Gloria
1971 Father's Day Estelle Won Theater World award
1981 Hasty Heart
1982 Diplomacy



Year Title Role Notes
1968 Murder a la Mod a 'Bird' (credited as Jenifer Salt)
1969 The Wedding Party Phoebe
1969 Midnight Cowboy Annie - Texas
1970 Hi, Mom! Judy Bishop
1970 The Revolutionary Helen
1970 Brewster McCloud Hope
1972 Play It Again, Sam Sharon
1972 Sisters Grace Collier aka Blood Sisters
1980 It's My Turn Maisie


Year Title Notes
2003 Tempo
2010 Eat Pray Love (Screenplay)



Year Title Role Notes
1972 The F.B.I. Diane 1 episode - The Franklin Papers
1972 Gargoyles Diana Boley TV Movie
1973 Love, American Style

"Love and the Unwedding" segment

1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Judy Owens aka ABC Matinee Today
1974 The Great Niagara Lois TV movie
1977 All-Star Family Feud Special Herself (for Soap)
1978 Family Susie Robinson 1 episode
1979 Family Fortune Herself 2 episodes
1979 The Love Boat Patricia Lucas Season 3, Episode #5: "My Boyfriend's Back"
1981 Terror Among Us Connie Paxton TV Movie
1977–1981 Soap Eunice Tate 63 episodes
1984 Old Friends Laura King TV Movie
1985 Out of the Darkness Ann Zigo TV Movie
1986 Magnum, P.I. Susan Brandis 1 episode - Find Me a Rainbow
1981–1986 It's a Living Deedee 2 episodes
1986 Family Ties Mrs. Kluger 1 episode - Be True To Your Preschool
1987 Deadly Care Carol TV Movie
1987 Murder, She Wrote Helen Langley 1 episode - Indian Giver
1988 Duet Cindy 1 episode - Mommie and Me
1988 Bustin' Loose Wanda 1 episode - The Parent Trap
1990 Empty Nest Linda Brody 1 episode - Take My Mom, Please
1990 The Marshall Chronicles Cynthia Brighman 6 episodes
1990 Lifestories Helen Forchette 1 episode - Jerry Forchette


Year Title Notes
2003–2010 Nip/Tuck (Producer, Co-Producer, Supervising Producer, Executive Producer)
2010 The Quickening (Executive Producer)
2011–present American Horror Story (Co-executive Producer)
2020–present Ratched (Executive Producer)


Year Title Notes
1998 Sins of the City 4 episodes
2000 The Stalking of Laurie Show TV Movie, aka Rivals
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Episode: "Cop Killer"
2003–2010 Nip/Tuck 19 episodes*
2011–present American Horror Story 9 episodes
2020–present Ratched 2 episodes

(* denotes Writers Guild of America Award nomination)


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