Diane Ruggiero

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Diane Ruggiero-Wright
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Diane Ruggiero-Wright at WonderCon 2015
Diane Ruggiero-Wright

(1970-12-03) December 3, 1970 (age 49)
Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
OccupationProducer, screenwriter
Years active2000–present

Diane Ruggiero-Wright /ˈrʒɪər/ is an American television writer and producer.[1][2][3][4][5] Her credits include That's Life, Veronica Mars,[6] Free Agents, Dirty Sexy Money, Big Shots, the Mythological X remake The Ex List and iZombie,[7] which she co-created with Rob Thomas.[8] With Thomas, she also co-wrote the script for the Veronica Mars film.[9]

Ruggiero is a native of Old Bridge Township, New Jersey.[10] While she was living in North Arlington, New Jersey, Ruggiero's writing talent was discovered by Mark St. Germain while she worked as a waitress at the Park and Orchard restaurant in East Rutherford, New Jersey.[10] She is close friends with Jed Seidel and Rob Thomas.[11]


  1. ^ Cinderella story unfolds behind scenes of network TV Archived 2006-10-18 at the Wayback Machine Corpus Christi Caller-Times (March 8, 2001)
  2. ^ On the Tube: Change is good: Show's creator sticks with renewed 'That's Life' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 31, 2001)
  3. ^ Sepinwall on TV: Diane Ruggiero interview, 2006 The Star-Ledger (February 5, 2006)
  4. ^ 'Veronica Mars' Producer Superpowers CW Pilot Tribune Media Services (October 17, 2006)
  5. ^ Sepinwall on TV: Diane Ruggiero quits 'The Ex-List' The Star-Ledger (September 15, 2008)
  6. ^ Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”),
  7. ^ CW’s “iZombie” to Dine On Brains This March
  8. ^ iZombie Creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero
  9. ^ CW in deal with 'Mars" Ruggiero The Hollywood Reporter (October 17, 2006)
  10. ^ a b Weinraub, Bernard (June 20, 2000). "Jersey Girl Makes It Big, at Least on TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  11. ^ *On the Tube: CBS ventures into Soprano-land with dramedy 'That's Life' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 29, 2000)

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