Gigi Levangie Grazer
Gigi Levangie Grazer (born Georgianne Levangie; January 2) is an American novelist and screenwriter.
Early life and education
She was born in Los Angeles and attended the UCLA, where she majored in political science. Her Hollywood career began as an intern on a late-night talk show, for which she wrote sketches; she later became an assistant to producer Fred Silverman, who dissuaded her from attending law school by offering her a substantial raise and writing assignments for the television series In the Heat of the Night.
Grazer is the author of five novels: Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), which was turned into a Lifetime miniseries, and The Starter Wife (2006), which was adapted for a 2007 miniseries on the USA Network. Its success led to a regular series that lasted one season. Her fourth novel, "Queen Takes King," was released in 2009, and is being developed by Lifetime for a television movie. Her fifth novel, "The After Wife", will be released in July, 2012, Random House. She has written numerous magazine articles, featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Glamour. She recently published "Wasbands and Wives, Seven Reasons to Stay Married", in Huffington Post.
She has also appeared as a guest judge in Seasons 2 and 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo.
In her 20s she was married to an "alluring Indian, Italian, African-American blues musician". They separated after three years and later divorced.
She met Brian Grazer by accident at Orlando-Orsini on Pico at a lunch with a Playboy executive. They dated for six years and married on September 20, 1997. They have two sons together, Thomas (born November 15, 1999) and Patrick (born September 27, 2003). Two weeks after her novel The Starter Wife was published on April 4, 2006, Brian filed for legal separation. The two later reconciled; however Brian filed for divorce on June 8, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly ten years of marriage.
- Forbes: "A New Beginning For A Hollywood 'Starter' Wife" by Kiri Blakeley August 25, 2009
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- 'News & Notes," Entertainment Weekly, June 5, 2009, p. 20
- "It's Time to Put the Petals to the Metal on the First-Ever Floral Design Competition Series!". New York: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- http://www.gigigrazer.com/bio/bio_2.html Official bio
- "Grazer Files For Third Divorce". Latimes.com. April 22, 2006. Retrieved August 1, 2011.