Tristine Skyler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tristine Skyler
Born New York City, New York

Tristine Skyler is an American writer and producer. She was born and raised in New York City, where she began her career as an actor, performing in television, in movies as well as in the theater. She is the sister of Edward Skyler, former Deputy Mayor of Operations for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the youngest in city history, who is now Executive Vice President of Global Affairs for Citigroup.

[1] Skyler is the author of the play "The Moonlight Room",[2] about at-risk youth in New York City, which she co-produced at the TriBeCa Playhouse in 2003 before transferring to a commercial run Off-Broadway on Theater Row.[3] It 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, adapted from 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 is currently the executive producer of a film adaptation of Robert Kanigel's acclaimed biography "The Man Who Knew Infinity" about the self-taught Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, whose work is considered the foundation of the digital age, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons. The film is making its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

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.

Skyler is a founding committee member of the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, the first charity dedicated to sarcoma research. She is a member of the advisory board of WIE, a women's leadership organization and annual symposium, and has also written for the Huffington Post. She received her B.A. cum laude from Princeton University.



  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. 

External links[edit]