Gigi Levangie Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California in January 1963. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. After graduation, she continued to work for television guru Fred Silverman developing and writing television shows. She is the author of Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), The Starter Wife (2006), and Queen Takes King (2009). The Starter Wife was adapted for an USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing, and later for a television series; Maneater was adapted for a Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke. She has also written numerous screenplays, including Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon.