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Elizabeth Hughes Meriwether (born 1981) is an American playwright and screenwriter, television showrunner, [1] producer, and writer. She is known for the 2010 play Oliver Parker! , the 2011 romantic comedy film No Strings Attached , and the sitcom New Girl for Fox , starring Zooey Deschanel .

Elizabeth Meriwether was born in 1981. Her family moved from Miami , Florida , to Detroit , Michigan when she was five years old, and then to Ann Arbor , Michigan, when she was 10. [2] Her father, Heath J. Meriwether, was the publisher of the newspaper Detroit Free Press , and her mother was a painter. [2] Meriwether grew up aspiring to be an actor, but when she wrote her first play, she realized she wanted to be a playwright instead. [2] Meriwether went to Greenhills High School in Ann Arbor , and then attended and graduated from Yale University . [2]

Meriwether wrote the plays Heddatron (2006), The Mistakes Madeline Made (2006), and Oliver Parker! (2010). She also wrote the screenplay for the 2011 romantic comedy film No Strings Attached . [3] She has also written for the Adult Swim television series Childrens Hospital , is working with Fox Broadcasting Company as the creator of New Girl , and is developing projects for studios Universal and Paramount . [2]

Meriwether is part of "The Fempire", a group of female screenwriters that include Dana Fox , Diablo Cody and Lorene Scafaria . [4] In 2012, the Fempire received the Athena Film Festival Award for Creativity and Sisterhood at Barnard College in New York City. [5]

She is also a well-known feminist, who has done stand-up comedy, and performed for the Vagina Monologues in Las Vegas. [ citation needed ]

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Tennessee suffragist, temperance activist, publisher, and author Elizabeth Avery Meriwether was born in Bolivar on January 19, 1824. Her father Nathan Avery was a physician and farmer, while her mother Rebecca Rivers Avery was the daughter of a Virginia planter.

Financial problems led the family to move to Memphis around 1835. Nathan's death in 1846, and Rebecca's in 1847, caused an economic crisis for the siblings. Brother Tom sought outside employment to support his four sisters, and Elizabeth operated a school for some twenty-five students in the family's dining room.

In 1852 she married Minor Meriwether, a railroad civil engineer. Carrying out the wishes of Minor's late father, the couple sold part of Minor's inherited land to free his slaves and repatriate them to Liberia. She characterized the act as abolitionist, although she later accepted the gift of a household slave from her brother. Both Meriwethers spoke of their marriage as strong and happy. Elizabeth bore three sons: Avery, in 1857; Rivers, in 1859; and Lee (the namesake of General Robert E. Lee), in 1862.

With the onset of the Civil War Minor Meriwether joined the officer corps of the Confederate army. He served with General Nathan Bedford Forrest; Elizabeth was vocal in advocacy of the Confederate cause, and defiant during Union occupation. General William T. Sherman ordered her to leave Memphis in December 1862, weeks before the birth of her third son. She recounted the experience in her 1863 short story, "The Refugee." After the war Minor Meriwether purchased a modest Memphis home for his family on the current site of the Peabody Hotel. He worked with Nathan Bedford Forrest to establish the Ku Klux Klan in Memphis; an early Klan organizational meeting took place in Elizabeth's kitchen.

Elizabeth Meriwether nettled occupation forces to reinstate the title to her girlhood home, successfully arguing that her 1851 "abolitionist" stand invalidated its seizure. Thus recognized as a property owner and tax payer, she obtained a voter registration in 1872.

She published a small-circulation newspaper, The Tablet, during part of 1872. It featured her unorthodox views on woman suffrage, divorce law, and pay equity for women teachers. In 1876 she made one of the first public suffragist addresses in Memphis. Elizabeth and her sister-in-law Lide Meriwether championed a number of reform causes. Both were active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and belonged to the National Woman Suffrage Association. Elizabeth served as a national officer of NAWSA in 1886. She presented unsuccessful suffrage petitions at both the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 1880.

Elizabeth Avery Meriwether, Recollections of 92 Years, 1824-1916 (1958); Marsha Wedell, Elite Women and the Reform Impulse in Memphis, 1875-1915 (1992).



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