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Gillian Flynn Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Gillian Flynn net worth:
$12 Million

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Gillian Flynn Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Gillian Schieber Flynn was born on 24 February 1971, in Kansas City, Missouri USA, and is a former television critic, comic book writer, screenwriter, and author, best known to have worked for “Entertainment Weekly”. She also published the novel “Gone Girl”, which was made into a film in 2014. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Gillian Flynn? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a writer. She has published three novels during her career, and also has extensive experience in journalism. She also writes for television, and as she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Gillian Flynn Net Worth $12 million

Both of Gillian’s parents were professors at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, although while growing up, she was very shy, and often spent her time reading and writing. She attended Bishop Miege High School, and matriculated in 1989. During this time she worked odd jobs, and later went to the University of Kansas, graduating with a degree in English and Journalism. Afterwards, she spent a few years writing for a trade magazine, and then went to Northwestern University to study for a Master’s degree in journalism.

After graduating from Northwestern, she would work as a freelancer before landing a feature writing job at “Entertainment Weekly”. She often wrote about films, and was a television critic. but was eventually laid off in 2008. During her time with the company, she started writing novels, and released her first one in 2006 entitled “Sharp Objects”, about a serial killer and a reporter who returned home to cover the killings; it would win the CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers awards. Her next book would be released in 2009 entitled “Dark Places”, about a woman who investigates the murder of her family, and if it indeed involved her incarcerated brother; the book was adapted into a film in 2015, and she made a cameo appearance in it.

In 2012, she released “Gone Girl” which is about a husband who searches for his wife who disappeared during their anniversary. The book would be adapted to a film as well, and would gain critical acclaim; the book also stayed on the top spot of the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list for eight weeks, selling over two million copies, and rivalling the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books in terms of popularity. Her writings have contributed substantially to her net worth.

In 2015, she released a short story entitled “The Grownup” which was originally published in an anthology entitled “Rogues”; the story is about a sex worker who became an aura reader, and would win an Edgar Award in 2015. Aside from this, Flynn has written a comic book story “Masks” which was presented in the series “Dark Hose Presents”, and also scripts for the HBO adaptation of the British series “Utopia”. However, the project was cancelled in 2015 because of budget problems.

For her personal life, it is known that Gillian married Brett Nolan in 2007 and they have two children. They met while at Northwestern but didn’t start dating until their mid-30s. Flynn also mentions in an interview that journalism was an important step for her writing career, as she learned that you just have to write and not wait on a mood. She’s also fond of using female characters that aren’t typical good, nurturing characters.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharp ObjectsTV Movie novel announced
Dark Places2015novel
Gone Girl2014novel / screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharp ObjectsTV Movie executive producer announced

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bringing 'Dark Places' to Light2015Video shortHerself
Dark Places: About the Author: Gillian Flynn2015Video shortHerself
Made in Hollywood2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, Dark Places
Le grand journal de Canal+2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Rencontres de cinéma2015TV SeriesHerself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself - Writer, Gone Girl
CBS News Sunday Morning2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - Author, Gone Girl
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015Cinema Bloggers AwardCinema Bloggers Awards, PortugalBest Screenplay - International CompetitionGone Girl (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Feature DebutGone Girl (2014)
2014EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Woman ScreenwriterGone Girl (2014)
2014Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreeplayGone Girl (2014)
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Screenplay of the YearGone Girl (2014)
2014Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearGone Girl (2014)
2014NextyNewNowNext AwardsBest New ScreenwriterGone Girl (2014)
2014OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay Adapted from Another MediumGone Girl (2014)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedGone Girl (2014)
2014SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureGone Girl (2014)
2015BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay (Melhor Argumento Adaptado)Gone Girl (2014)
2015ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)Gone Girl (2014)
2015NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2015USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardGone Girl (2014)
2015WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl (2014)
2014SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Screenplay, AdaptedGone Girl (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedGone Girl (2014)


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#Fact
1Gillian and husband Brett, a lawyer, reside in the Ukrainian Village district of Chicago.
2Lost her job as a pop culture writer at Entertainment Weekly magazine in New York during the recession, a fate not unlike that which befell the leads in Gone Girl (2014).
3First name Gillian is pronounced with a hard 'G'.
4Father was a film professor, hence Gillian's lifelong love of movies.
5Holds a BA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Northwestern University.
6Former television critic for Entertainment Weekly.

#Quote
1I've certainly been called a misogynist and that to me is strange. It feels so old-fashioned to think because you write about awful women that you don't like women. To me, it's worse to only write about good women. I'm tired of women as the supporting character, women as the helpmate, women as the adorably flawed heroine - she can be front and center, but only if she falls down a lot and has trouble with men.


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