Outspoken author and screenwriter who is known for her Oscar-winning film, Juno, which starred actress Ellen Page. Her other works include a memoir entitled Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005) and the screenplays for Jennifer's Body (2009) and Young Adult (2011).
She graduated from the University of Iowa and began work as a secretary. She later found employment as both a stripper and a columnist for Entertainment Weekly.
She created the comedy drama, United States of Tara, which starred actress Toni Collete.
She married Don Maurio in 2009; they had a daughter named Marcello together. She was previously married to Jon Hunt from 2004-2007.
She wrote the dark comedy, Jennifer's Body, which starred Megan Fox.