Patricia Resnick Biography

Date Of Birth:
February 09, 1953 (61)
Birth Place:
Miami, FL
Gender:
Female

Ms. Resnick has enjoyed a successful and varied career in film, television and theatre. She wrote the original screenplay for the film 9 to 5, a comedy classic. Under the tutelage of her mentor Robert Altman, she co-authored A Wedding (British Academy Award and Writer's Guild nominations) and Quintet, starring Paul Newman. Other films include Maxie (Glenn Close) and Straight Talk, which reunited her with Dolly Parton. She has written numerous pilots and films for television, most recently The Battle of Mary Kay starring Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey who both gave Golden Globe-nominated performances. She wrote (Cable Ace Award) and directed (Ace nomination) a short film, Grandpa's Funeral. She is currently executive producer and head writer of a 26-episode series based on Caldecott Honor's children's book "Olivia" for the Nick Jr. network, to air in 2009. Her theatre work includes sketches for Lily Tomlin's first one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nightly, and a stage musical adaptation of her own PBS movie, Ladies in Waiting, which originated at the Woodstock (Illinois) Summer Playhouse and later moved to the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Ms. Resnick resides in Los Angeles with her two children, three dogs, two cats, some fish and any strays who happen to wander in.