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      Melissa Rosenberg

      Melissa Rosenberg

      Highest Rated: 49% Twilight (2008)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Step Up (2006)

      Birthday: Aug 28, 1962

      Birthplace: Marin County, California, USA

      Melissa Anne Rosenberg was born on Aug. 28, 1962, in Marin County, CA. Though originally bent on pursuing a career in dance, which she studied at Bennington College in VT, Rosenberg switched gears toward film and television production when she moved back to her home state and enrolled in a Master's program at the University of Southern California. In 1991, Rosenberg penned her first feature screenplay, titled "Working the Circuit," which was about her prior personal experiences as a New Jersey stripper. Although the script earned distinction as a semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, it never begat a film. Shortly after, Rosenberg homed her attentions on television, writing for series including "Class of '96" (Fox 1993) and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS 1993-98). She soon added producing to her résumé with credits on programs like "Party of Five" (Fox 1994-2000). As Rosenberg's clout grew within the industry, she accrued positions as a regular writer and executive producer for esteemed series like "The O.C." (Fox 2003-07) and "Dexter" (Showtime 2006-2013). Around the same time, Rosenberg tried her hand once more at the big screen, making her bona fide feature debut as the writer of "Step Up" (2006). From there, Rosenberg made her mark adapting Stephenie Meyers' popular Twilight book series to the cinema, writing each film in the franchise between the inceptive "Twilight" (2008) and the final "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (2012). The conclusion of the film series gave Rosenberg time to develop her own project: a television adaptation of the Marvel Comics series Alias, which would become Rosenberg's highly acclaimed, socially conscious "Jessica Jones" (Netflix 2015-), starring Krysten Ritter as the title character.


      Melissa Rosenberg at arrivals for An Evening with Marvel's Jessica Jones, The Paley Center for Media, New York, NY March 8, 2018. Photo By: Jason Smith/Everett Collection Melissa Rosenberg at arrivals for MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES Season 2 Premiere, AMC Loews Lincoln Square, New York, NY March 7, 2018. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection



      49% 70% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Screenwriter $292.3M 2012
      25% 60% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Screenwriter $281.3M 2011
      47% 60% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Screenwriter $300.5M 2010
      28% 61% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Screenwriter $296.6M 2009
      49% 72% Twilight Screenwriter $191.4M 2008
      21% 83% Step Up Writer,
      $65.3M 2006


      83% 80% Marvel - Jessica Jones Creator,
      Executive Producer,
      2015 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2016 2018
      24% 62% Red Widow Executive Producer,
      71% 81% Dexter Writer 2006-2009
      85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Writer 2006
      52% 42% Birds of Prey Writer 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Writer 2001-2002
      33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Writer 1998-2000
      No Score Yet 67% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Writer 1996-1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Writer 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Quinn Writer 1995-1996