American director and screenwriter known for her Academy Award-winning screenplay for Lost in Translation. She also directed the films The Bling Ring, Marie Antoinette, The Virgin Suicides, and Somewhere. In 2017, she directed The Beguiled starring Nicole Kidman.
She started a clothing line, Milkfed, that is sold exclusively in Japan. She has written over 5 feature-length screenplays.
She married Phoenix singer Thomas Mars in 2011. She and Mars have two daughters, Romy and Cosima. She was previously married to director Spike Jonze from 1999 to 2003. She has a brother named Roman who also has worked as a director.
She directed Bill Murray in the critically acclaimed 2003 film Lost in Translation.