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Callie Khouri

Callie Khouri is a Lebanese American screenwriter.

She was born on November 27, 1957, in San Antonio, Texas, and she is of Lebanese descent. Callie has written a number of screenplays for film and television, including Thelma & Louise, Nashville, Mad Money, Something to Talk About, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. 

Before her rise to fame, Callie attended Purdue University and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to pursue drama, though she did not complete her degree from either university.

Throughout her career, Callie received six awards out of 12 nominations, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a New York Film Critics Circle Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, and a nomination for a BAFTA.


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