|Who is it?||Writer, Producer, Director|
|Birth Day||April 23, 1956|
|Birth Place||Washington, District of Columbia, United States|
|Age||64 YEARS OLD|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, director, producer|
Thompson was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bettie Marshall (née Warner), a Teacher, and Thomas Carlton Thompson, Jr., a Lawyer. She received her early education in Washington. Thereafter she went to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend Radcliffe College, Harvard University, and eventually graduating from Amherst College in English and classic literature in 1978.
Thompson moved to Los Angeles, supporting herself as a freelance book reviewer and Writer. In 1983, she published a novel "First Born" which Director Penelope Spheeris chose to make into a film, and from whom she started learning scriptwriting while writing the drafts of the film's screenplay. Though the movie was never made, the project gave her the impetus to find a new career as a Screenwriter.
Thompson was recently presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2011 Austin Film Festival.