I. Marlene King

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I. Marlene King
Born Ina Marlene King
(1962-05-22) May 22, 1962 (age 56)
Regensburg, Germany
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Shari Rosenthal
Children 2

Ina Marlene King[1] (born May 22, 1962) is a writer, producer and director. She is best known as the executive producer and showrunner of the Freeform teen drama Pretty Little Liars.[2] She also wrote the 1995 film Now and Then. In 2014, it was announced that King will adapt Danielle Vega's horror novel The Merciless as a feature film and Sara Shepard's novel series The Perfectionists as a television series for Freeform.[3][4] King will also adapt The Heiresses with a pilot production for ABC beginning in August 2018.

Personal life[edit]

She has two sons, Emerson and Atticus King,[5] and her wife is Shari Rosenthal.[6]



Year Title Credited as Network Notes
Writer Director Exec. producer Creator/Developer Showrunner
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Yes No HBO
1999 Saving Graces Yes No -
2010–17 Pretty Little Liars Yes Freeform
2012 Pretty Dirty Secrets No Yes No
2013–14 Ravenswood Yes No Yes No
2017–18 Famous in Love Yes No Yes
2019 Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists[7] Yes TBD Yes
The Heiresses TBD Yes ABC


Year Title Credited as
Writer Producer
1995 Now and Then Yes
National Lampoon's Senior Trip Yes No
2006 Just My Luck Yes No


  1. ^ I. Marlene King [@IMarleneKing] (September 16, 2013). "Ina Marlene King. Ina is pronounced Ena. It's German "@FernanDaLarr: @imarleneking what is your full name??."" (Tweet). Retrieved May 13, 2017 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (March 18, 2014) 'Pretty Little Liars" I. Marlene King on Show's Season Finale, Future | Variety, Variety. Retrieved April 22, 2014
  3. ^ "Lionsgate Acquires Film Rights To Horror Novel 'The Merciless' For 'Pretty Little Liars' Marlene King To Adapt". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Pretty Little Liars' Marlene King To Bring Sara Shepard's 'The Perfectionists' Books To ABC Family As Potential Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  5. ^ King, Marlene (June 20, 2015). "This is what a staycation looks like. My boys. My home. My life". TV Line. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Rosenthal, Shari (April 27, 2014). "My cool girlfriend". Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2017). "'Pretty Little Liars' Spinoff 'The Perfectionists' Starring Sasha Pieterse & Janel Parrish Gets Freeform Pilot Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 26, 2017.

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