Screenwriter who is best known for co-writing the popular film, El Norte.
She wrote and produced her first feature, The Haunting of M, while studying Film at UCLA.
She also wrote many cookbooks during her career -- her first being The Vegetarian Epicure in 1972.
She married husband, Gregory, and had two children: Christopher and Teddy.
She wrote the popular film Frida, which starred Salma Hayek.