Bonnie MacBird

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Bonnie MacBird
San Francisco, California, United States
OccupationWriter, actor, theatre director, voice artist
Spouse(s)Alan Kay (1983–present)

Bonnie MacBird is an American writer, actress, playwright, screenwriter, and producer. She is the original writer of the science fiction film Tron.

MacBird is a native of San Francisco, California and graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in film.[1] She is married to computer-scientist Alan Kay.

Film career[edit]

MacBird has spent most of her career in Hollywood as a screenwriter and producer. She worked in feature film development for Universal Studios in the 1970s, won two Emmy Awards as a producer in the 1980s, and was, for ten years, the head of a firm called Creative License/SkyBird Productions. She has a number of acting and writing credits in Los Angeles theatre.

She continues to write, direct and act in theatre in Los Angeles and is a voice actor for SkyBoat Media.[2]


Her first book, Art in The Blood, A Sherlock Holmes Adventure was published by HarperCollins in 2015. A second Holmes mystery, Unquiet Spirits, followed in 2017.[3][4] Her latest Holmes installment, The Devil's Due, was released in 2019.


She lectures regularly on writing, the creative process, and Sherlock Holmes. She also teaches screenwriting at UCLA extension.[5]


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