Marilyn Fu

Marilyn Fu is an American writer of Taiwanese descent with a strong focus on adaptations and true stories that explore unifying American themes with a multicultural lens for a wide audience. Her feature screenplay, The Honor List, was released in 2018 by Lionsgate, directed by Elissa Down, and executive produced by Zoe Saldana. That same year, she headed the writer’s room on the Will Packer/Roma Downey-produced drama series The Baxters, based on the bestselling novels by Karen Kingsbury. She wrote and co-produced The Sisterhood of Night (2015) based on a short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser, and starring Olivia DeJonge and Kal Penn. She is currently developing a feature film based on the award-winning LA Times article, “A dying mother's plan: Buy a gun. Rent a hotel room. Kill her son,” starring Lucy Liu. She has developed and sold multiple projects to studios including MGM, Topic, and Amazon.

Marilyn's journalism background includes being a researcher for T: The New York Times Style Magazine and a writer/reporter for LIFE Books; she has been involved in over forty publications for Time, Inc. She wrote and co-produced a sold-out run of her play Breather which premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Marilyn was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University's School of the Arts, where she was the first recipient of the William Goldman Screenwriting Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Graham Sibley and their twin sons.