Screenwriter whose script for the 1992 film Thelma & Louise earned her an Academy Prize for Best First Screenplay. She also developed the musical crisis series Nashville, which superstars Connie Britton. She researched crisis at Purdue College or university and Lee Strasberg Movie theater. She produced her directorial debut using the 2002 film Divine Secrets from the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which she also had written and created. She wedded T-Bone Burnett in 2006. She aimed Diane Keaton within the 2008 film Mad Cash.