American playwright most recognized abroad, specifically in the United Kingdom. She wrote the controversial documentary drama Misfits.
She studied at a well-known all-girls school called Wellesley College.
She educated herself on how to write plays by relocating to a cabin in the vast Appalachian Mountains and studying playwrights.
She was born into a creative family, the daughter of an actor.
She and scientist Harriet Creighton both studied at Wellesley.