Born: April 14, 1959
Birth Name: Donald Paul Roos
Date of Birth: April 14, 1959
Don Roos was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. After taking a screenwriting course at the University of Notre Dame, Don moved to Hollywood in 1978. For the next eight years he wrote and produced the television show Casebusters.
He made his feature screenwriting debut with Love Field (1992), a film that garnered Michelle Pfeiffer an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. He also wrote Single White Female, starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, which was a hit at the box office.
After two more successful screenplays — Boys on the Side (1995), Diabolique(1996) — Don decided to direct his own screenplay, The Opposite of Sex (1998). His work paid off with two awards from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best First Feature, and a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for Best Screenplay.
For television, he created, with actress Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the comedy series Web Therapy, about a psychologist, Dr. Fiona Wallice (Kudrow), who offers clients three-minute sessions via a web cam.
After a nearly 10-year absence from film, he wrote the historic/romantic drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018), which released briefly in theaters before debuting on Netflix.
The Opposite of Sex (1998)