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Diablo Cody


Born: 14 June 1978
Birthplace: Lemont, Illinois
Best known as:

The former blogger and stripper who wrote the movie Juno

Diablo Cody is the pseudonym of Brook Busey, the Oscar-winning writer of Jason Reitman's 2007 film Juno (starring Ellen Page). The quick version of Cody's life is as famous as her movie: college graduate, then stripper, then blogger about being a stripper. The buzz around her blog, Pussy Ranch, led to a book deal, and at the age of 24 she published a memoir titled Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Her naughty-but-nonthreatening backstory made her a media darling in 2007, and her best original screenplay Oscar for Juno sealed her place as a celebrity writer. With Steven Spielberg she created the cable series The United States of Tara in 2008. She also wrote the Megan Fox grrl-power horror movie Jennifer's Body (2009).

Extra credit:

Diablo Cody married Dan Maurio in 2009; at the time of their marriage, he was on the off-camera staff of the late-night show Chelsea Lately. Their first child, Marcello Daniel Maurio, was born on 28 July 2010.

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