Screenwriter known most for her work on films including 1991's Regarding Henry and the 1995 blockbuster hit, Heat.
She once attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan.
She once worked as an actress, playing the role of Denise on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
She spent her childhood in the Jewish suburb of Thornhill in Toronto.
She wrote the screenplay for the film Heat, which starred Robert DeNiro.