Born: April 29, 1960
Date of Birth: April 29, 1960
Born and raised in San Francisco, Audrey Wells earned her bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley and her master's in film from UCLA. She set out to write documentary films, but ended up writing scripts instead. Studio deals involving two of her first screenplays eventually fell through, but she finally struck it big with The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996), starring Janeane Garofalo and Uma Thurman. The comedy, inspired by Wells' three-year stint as a disc jockey at a jazz radio station, was a hit both at the box office and with critics. Her next screenplay was George of the Jungle (1997), starring Brendan Fraser, but with her next script, Guinevere (1999), Wells decided to make her feature film directorial debut.
Although it wasn't given a wide release, Guinevere, starring Sarah Polley, earned rave reviews on the independent film circuit, and Wells won Jury Special Prize at the Deauville Film Festival as well as the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. She next wrote Disney's The Kid (2000), starring Bruce Willis, then wrote and directed Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), starring Diane Lane, which received a wide release. Her next screenplay, Shall We Dance? (2004) starring Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere, was directed by Peter Chelsom.
Wells lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.
Filmography (director):Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)