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Tristine Skyler is an American playwright, screenwriter, and producer. She was born and raised in New York City, and graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University. She began her career as an actor and has performed on television, in the movies as well as in the theater.
Skyler is the author of the play "The Moonlight Room", which she co-produced at the TriBeCa Playhouse in 2003 before transferring to a commercial run Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theater on Theater Row. It was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, and was named one of the 'Ten Best Plays of the Year' by The New York Times and The New York Post,and has since been performed all over the country. Previously she co-wrote the feature film Getting to Know You, based on short stories by Joyce Carol Oates, which starred Zach Braff, Chris Noth, Heather Matarazzo and Bebe Neuwirth. It played in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, the 'Critics Week' section of the Venice Film Festivals, and received "Two Thumbs Up" from Ebert and Roeper.
In 2005, the actress Julia Stiles hired her to adapt Sylvia Plath's iconic novel The Bell Jar for the screen. She recently completed a biopic about Hetty Green, considered the first woman on Wall Street, based on Charles Slack's Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon for producer Ed Pressman. Previously, she has written screenplays for Killer Films, Paramount Pictures, and Miramax. Her new play Fight or Flight received a reading at MCC Theatre in New York City in November 2009.