Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Nora Ephron

 
Date Of Birth:
May 19, 1941
Date Of Death:
June 26, 2012 (71)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Ephron is well known for her films When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Go Mail and more recently, Julie & Julia. For the stage, Ephron has written Short Talks on the Universe, the Drama Desk Award-winning Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Guy, and more. Ephron ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 19, 1941
Date of Death: June 26, 2012 (71)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Ephron is well known for her films When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Go Mail and more recently, Julie & Julia. For the stage, Ephron has written Short Talks on the Universe, the Drama Desk Award-winning Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Guy, and more. Ephron ... (read complete bio)
 

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Photos

Nora Ephron, Daryl Roth, Delia Ephron, and Karen Carpenter Photo

Nora Ephron, Daryl Roth, Delia Ephron, and Karen Carpenter

From: 
Date:
01/14/2011
Judy Gold, Didi Conn, Natasha Lyonne, Nora Ephron, Jayne Houdyshell, Caroline Rhea, S Photo

Judy Gold, Didi Conn, Natasha Lyonne, Nora Ephron, Jayne Houdyshell, Caroline Rhea, Sherri Shepherd and Daryl Roth

From: 
Date:
10/08/2010
Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron and Daryl Roth Photo

Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron and Daryl Roth

From: 
Date:
10/08/2010
 
Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Nora Ephron Biography

Ephron is well known for her films When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Go Mail and more recently, Julie & Julia. For the stage, Ephron has written Short Talks on the Universe, the Drama Desk Award-winning Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Guy, and more.

Ephron started her career as a newspaper reporter for the New York Post and then became a magazine writer for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and New York Magazine. After gaining a reputation as a journalist, Ephron turned to screenwriting and directing. Her break-out success came in 1989, with the release of When Harry Met Sally, followed four years later with another box office hit, Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This film, which Ephron also directed, grossed over $200 million worldwide and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Ephron again teamed up with Hanks & Ryan for You've Got Mail which was also an international box office hit.

Ephron's play, Imaginary Friends, debuted on Broadway in 2002 and was followed by a play she co-wrote with her sister, Love, Loss and What I Wore. Her final film was the critically acclaimed Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.

She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller I Feel Bad About My Next: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman and I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections.

Nora Ephron Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Play
Nora Ephron , Lucky Guy

Nora Ephron News

Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Co Photo Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Commencement
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The American Film Institute announced today it will confer a Doctorate of Fine Arts degree honoris causa for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image upon Michelle Yeoh, who will become the first Asian artist to receive the AFI honor; and a Doctorate of Communication Arts degree honoris causa upon AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert for his commitment to the mission of the American Film Institute.

EDINBURGH 2022: CONFETTI Q&A Photo EDINBURGH 2022: CONFETTI Q&A
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2022

BWW catches up with Will Jackson to chat about bringing Confetti to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA ‚Ä" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACL Photo Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA ‚Ä" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins today announced the cast for the special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading Photo New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins will present special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension Photo Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The limited engagement of Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortion has been extended through June 30 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Oscar Isaac, Danai Gurira & More to Join Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Oscar Isaac, Danai Gurira & More to Join The Public's GALA ON THE GREEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

The Public Theater announced today that The Public’s Annual Gala, GALA ON THE GREEN, will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at The Delacorte Theater, kicking off the 60th Anniversary season of Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Photos: First Look at Jason Danieley & More in the World Premiere of KNOXVILLE Photo Photos: First Look at Jason Danieley & More in the World Premiere of KNOXVILLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Asolo Repertory Theatre is presenting the world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. The project reunites Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Broadway's Ragtime.

Star-Studded Spring Arts + Ideas Lineup Announced At JCC Manhattan Photo Star-Studded Spring Arts + Ideas Lineup Announced At JCC Manhattan
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas, has announced the line-up for star-studded conversations, performances, and events, happening in-person in the renovated Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and on the MMJCCM rooftop, plus select programs will take place virtually, from April 20 through June 22. 

The Public Theater Announces GALA ON THE GREEN Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Photo The Public Theater Announces GALA ON THE GREEN Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Public Theater’s Annual Gala, GALA ON THE GREEN, will place on Tuesday, May 24 on The Delacorte Theater Lawn and kicking off the 60th anniversary season of Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Nora Ephron Videos

BWW TV: Neil Sean Meets Celebrated Film and Stage Composer George Fenton VideoBWW TV: Neil Sean Meets Celebrated Film and Stage Composer George Fenton
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2020

The Brilliant musician and composer George Fenton sat down with celebrity interviewer and theatre historian Neil Sean to chat through his new album and massive back catalogue a?" What became apparent was George is no ordinary composer taking on a vast cross section of work loved world-wide.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 26: Remembering Nora Ephron VideoVIDEO: On This Day, June 26: Remembering Nora Ephron
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2019

Today we celebrate the life, work, and spirit of writer and director, Nora Ephron, who passed away on this day, June 26, 2012. She was 71.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series VideoVIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018

On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 26: Remembering Nora Ephron VideoVIDEO: On This Day, June 26: Remembering Nora Ephron
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2018

Today we celebrate the life, work, and spirit of writer and director, Nora Ephron, who passed away on this day, June 26, 2012. She was 71.

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFL VideoVIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe.

BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong's Judy Garland Christmas Salute! VideoBWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong's Judy Garland Christmas Salute!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 21, 2017

Broadway veteran Mary Birdsong is currently making good on a 365 day challenge she's calling #365CharactersIn365Days. She's already posted a bunch of them on her Youtube channel, and now you can see them HERE first! Watch her latest Judy Garland Christmas salute below!

BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Goes on a Hollywood Witch Hunt! VideoBWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Goes on a Hollywood Witch Hunt!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017

Broadway veteran Mary Birdsong is currently making good on a 365 day challenge she's calling #365CharactersIn365Days. She's already posted a bunch of them on her Youtube channel, and now you can see them HERE first! Watch her latest installment about the current Hollywood 'witch hunt' below!

BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Can't Believe It's Not Flotus VideoBWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Can't Believe It's Not Flotus
by Mary Birdsong - Nov 13, 2017

Broadway veteran Mary Birdsong is currently making good on a 365 day challenge she's calling #365CharactersIn365Days. She's already posted a bunch of them on her YouTube channel, and now you can see them HERE first!

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Shows Off His Rapping Skills on GRAHAM NORTON!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 25, 2015

Tom Hanks stopped by this week's THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW and showed off some serious rapping skills.


Nora Ephron Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nora Ephron written?
Nora Ephron has written 4 shows including Short Talks on the Universe (Playwright), Imaginary Friends (Playwright), Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Playwright), Lucky Guy (Playwright).

What awards has Nora Ephron been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Lucky Guy .