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      Lorene Scafaria

      Lorene Scafaria

      Highest Rated: 89% Coherence (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

      Birthday: May 1, 1978

      Birthplace: Holmdel, New Jersey, USA

      Actress and filmmaker Lorene Scafaria wrote the winningly offbeat romantic comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008), which led to directorial assignments on such equally unique dramas as "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (2009) and "The Meddler" (2015). Born May 1, 1979 in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, Scafaria first experimented with writing fiction as a grade school student, when she penned reports for entirely fictitious books in order to win certificates to a pizza restaurant. She began acting in high school, and dovetailed her interests by writing and producing her first play at the age of 17. She briefly attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania before financial concerns forced her to transfer to Montclair State University, where she studied playwriting. After graduation, Scafaria wrote and performed in plays in New York until earning her first break when an agent for ICM urged her to move to Los Angeles after reading her script. There, she co-wrote a children's fantasy film script, "Legend Has It," with her roommate, Bryan Sipe, which was optioned but left unmade by Revolution Studios. In 2005, she was hired to write an adaptation of the novel Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which was produced in 2008 with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings as the leads. The following year, Scafaria wrote and directed the offbeat romantic comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (2009), with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as two lost individuals who find each other shortly before a meteor will destroy the Earth. She kept busy between film assignments by writing and directing for series like "New Girl" (Fox, 2011- ) and "Ben and Kate" (Fox, 2012-13) before returning to features with "The Meddler" (2015), with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne as a mother and daughter contending with enormous changes in their lives.

      Highest rated movies

      Coherence
      Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
      The Nines

      Photos

      Lorene Scafaria THE MEDDLER, director Lorene Scafaria, on set, 2015. ph: Jaimie Trueblood/© Sony Pictures Classics COHERENCE, l-r: Lauren Maher, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria, Nicholas Brendon, 2013. ©Oscilloscope Laboratories Lorene Scafaria at arrivals for SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Premiere at LAFF, Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA June 18, 2012. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Lorene Scafaria at arrivals for SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Premiere at LAFF, Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA June 18, 2012. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Lorene Scafaria at arrivals for Premiere of NICK NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, The Arclight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, October 02, 2008. Photo by: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Lorene Scafaria at arrivals for Premiere of NICK NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, The Arclight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, October 02, 2008. Photo by: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Under the Boardwalk Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2023
      87% 65% Hustlers Director,
      Screenwriter
      $105.0M 2019
      85% 56% The Meddler Director,
      Screenwriter
      $4.3M 2015
      65% 43% Ricki and the Flash Executive Producer $26.8M 2015
      89% 81% Coherence Lee (Character) $68.9K 2013
      55% 53% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Director,
      Screenwriter
      $6.6M 2012
      75% 65% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Drunk Girl in Yugo (Character),
      Screenwriter
      $31.5M 2008
      64% 61% The Nines Game Night Guest (Character) $62.7K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayhem Motel Unknown (Character) - 2001

      TV

      Credit
      95% 87% Succession Director 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020