Date of Birth: May 25, 1953 (65)
Gender: Female

Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical Obie Award winning phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler's plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Necessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir; New York Times bestseller I Am An Emotional Creature; and her latest critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World which she recently adapted, debuted and performed at the American Repertory Theater to rave reviews directed by Diane Paulus. Her play Fruit Trilogy was performed at the Women of the World Festival in London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse in March of 2016. Her film credits include an HBO film version of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. The film premiered and won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS's "P.O.V." in December 2003. She recently co-directed the documentary short One Billion Rising which premiered in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Ensler is founder of V-Day, the almost 20-year-old global activist movement to end violence against women and girls which has raised over 100 million dollars. V-Day, led Ms. Ensler to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global mass action to end violence against women in human history in over 200 countries. She writes for The Guardian, Time Magazine, and the International Herald Tribune. She was named one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed the World" and The Guardian's "100 Most Influential Women."

Eve Ensler Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Eve Ensler, In The Body of the World
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Lifetime Achievement Award
Eve EnslerEve Ensler
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Entertainment
Eve EnslerThe Vagina Monologues
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding One Person Show
Eve Ensher, The Vagina Monologues