Gigi Levangie Grazer is the author of "The Starter Wife" and also Executive Producer of "The Starter Wife" on USA Network.
Grazer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she lived for the majority of her life on the Eastside of Hollywood in an area littered with donut shops, gas stations and graffiti. She later attended U.C.L.A., where she majored in Political Science, with the intention of applying to law school.
At the same time, Grazer was working for legendary TV guru, Fred Silverman, who offered her a title and raise to dissuade her from pursuing a higher education. The offer worked. Grazer worked for Fred Silverman for eight years, developing and writing television shows. In the meantime, she married an alluring Indian/Italian/African-American blues musician, though they separated after three years.
After her divorce, Grazer wrote a spec feature script that was subsequently optioned. Grazer went on to write the movie "Stepmom," starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Up next, Grazer is set to write the romantic comedy "Prodigal Son" for Universal and Imagine Entertainment.
Her first novel, Rescue Me, was published by Simon & Schuster in June 2000 and optioned by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Her next novel, Maneater, was published by Simon & Schuster in June 2003 and optioned by Mandalay Pictures. The Starter Wife was published in June 2005 and recently, Grazer completed her fourth book, "The Billionairess," which is set to hit bookshelves in September of this year.
Grazer met her husband, Brian Grazer, Imagine Entertainment co-owner and AcademyŽ Award-winning producer, by accident at Orlando-Orsini on Pico at a lunch with a Playboy executive. They had their first date a few days later and have been together ever since. Grazer is a proud stepmom to two teenagers and a proud mother of two young boys.