Tristine Skyler

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Tristine Skyler
Born New York City, New York

Tristine Skyler is an American playwright, screenwriter, and producer. She was born and raised in New York City, and graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University. She began her career as an actor and has performed on television, in the movies as well as in the theater. She is the sister of Edward Skyler, former Deputy Mayor of Operations for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who is now Executive Vice President of Global Affairs for Citigroup.

[1] Skyler is the author of the play "The Moonlight Room",[2] which she co-produced at the TriBeCa Playhouse in 2003 before transferring to a commercial run Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theater on Theater Row.[3] It was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, and was named one of the 'Ten Best Plays of the Year' by The New York Times and The New York Post,and has since been performed all over the country. Previously she co-wrote the feature film Getting to Know You, based on short stories by Joyce Carol Oates, which starred Zach Braff, Chris Noth, Heather Matarazzo and Bebe Neuwirth. It played in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, the 'Critics Week' section of the Venice Film Festivals, and received "Two Thumbs Up" from Ebert and Roeper.

In 2005, the actress Julia Stiles hired her to adapt Sylvia Plath's iconic novel The Bell Jar for the screen. She has since written screenplays for Killer Films, Paramount Pictures, and Miramax. She is executive producing a film adaptation of Robert Kanigel's acclaimed biography "The Man Who Knew Infinity- A Life of the Genius Ramanujan" about the self-taught Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan with Dev Patel set to star.

In November 2011 it was announced that she will co-write with Scarlett Johansson, who will also direct, an adaptation of Truman Capote's lost novella Summer Crossing which was rediscovered and published in 2005.



  1. ^ Robin Pogrebin (2003-11-18). "Well-Observed Waiting, and a Fruitful First Play". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ Bruce Weber (2003-11-05). "Youth and Sadness in a Hospital Waiting Room". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ Bruce Weber (2004-03-02). "Facing Life and Fearing Death Deep in a Complicated Night". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 

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