Melissa Mathison Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Apr, 2016
Facts of Melissa Mathison
Date of Birth: 1950 , June-3
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Melissa Mathison
Birth Name Melissa Marie Mathison
Father Richard Randolph Mathison
Mother Margaret Jean Kieffer Mathison
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Screenwriter
Working For Movies
Net Worth $ 22 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Famous for Writer
Married Yes
Married to Harrison Ford (m. 19832004)
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Education Providence High School
Movies The BFG
Books E.T. l'extra-terrestre
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Melissa Marie Mathison was a screenwriter for television and film and of American nationality. She was also an activist for Tibetan freedom and was born on the 3rd of June, 1950. She was born to parents Richard Randolph Mathison and Margaret Jean. She was actively involved in the screenwriting fraternity from 1979 to 2015, up until her death. She died on the 4th of November, 2015 and will be remembered for the contributions she has done to the film industry.

Melissa was born in Los Angeles, California and was enrolled in the University of California when she was young. She started her career after attaining the attention of Steven Spielberg after writing the script for The Black Stallion. She is known for being the writer of the screenplay for E.T the Extra-Terrestrial with Steven Spielberg. This screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best original screenplay. She collaborated with him, also on writing the screenplay for The BFG. Melissa as appeared well as has written films like The Escape Artist as well as The Indian in the Cupboard according to the IMDb.

She knew the Dalai Lama since 1990 and she wrote the script for Kundun. Her friendship with him grew even more and she was also an activist for the Tibetan Freedom. Also included on the board of the International Campaign for Tibet, this beauty had managed to win the hearts of millions through her writing as well as activism skills. The legendary writer died at the age of 65, due to neuroendocrine cancer on the 4th of November, 2015 according to her wiki page. Her death and her funeral were covered widely by news tabloids around the world. 

Melissa was covered widely by the news tabloids, on her relationships, family, and personal life details. She is known to have dated Francis Ford Coppola previously. She dated Ford n 1978 but the relationship did not last a long time and they split up soon. Her husband was Harrison Ford from 1983 to 2004. They have two children together. After her divorce from Harrison, she never got married and had no other dating relationships or spouses. She chose to focus more on her career rather than on making a boyfriend. She has been known past her death too, as a well-known screenwriter whose memory shall not be erased from the acting fraternity anytime soon. Her last film named The BFG has been dedicated to her memory.

Melissa has a net worth of 22 million dollars during her life and she earned a huge salary too. She had a height of 5 feet and 11 inches and was an amiable personality liked by many. Her credits in the film industry shall always be remembered by several generations to come.