Audrey Wells

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Audrey Wells
Audrey Ann Lederer

(1960-04-29)April 29, 1960
DiedOctober 4, 2018(2018-10-04) (aged 58)
  • Screenwriter
  • film director
  • producer
Years active1996–2018

Audrey Wells (April 29, 1960 – October 4, 2018) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.[1]


Wells was born Audrey Ann Lederer in San Francisco, California, to Austrian-American psychiatrist Wolfgang Lederer and Romanian-American psychologist Alexandra Botwin Lederer. She worked as a disc jockey at San Francisco jazz radio station KJAZ FM. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and UCLA.[2]

She wrote a number of successful screenplays and directed three for which she had created the script. Her works were primarily comedies and/or romance films. Among her films are The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), both of which she also produced. Her 1999 film Guinevere won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival.[3] Wells also co-wrote the script for the comedy The Game Plan.


Wells died of cancer on October 4, 2018. The film The Hate U Give, for which she wrote the screenplay, was released the next day.[4]



  1. ^ "Audrey Wells". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Mervosh, Sarah (October 7, 2018). "Audrey Wells, Screenwriter Behind 'The Hate U Give,' Dies at 58". The New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "Movie Review : A 'Guinevere' to Capture Any Man's Heart". The Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Stedman, Alex (October 5, 2018). "'The Hate U Give' Screenwriter Audrey Wells Dies at 58". Variety. Retrieved October 5, 2018.

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