Linda Woolverton is an American screenwriter, producer, author, and playwright who wrote the screenplay for Disney's 1991 animated feature, Beauty and the Beast. She also co-wrote the story for Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King, and provided additional story and writing material for Disney's 1998 feature Mulan. In 2010, more than ten years later, Woolverton returned to Disney to write the screenplay for the Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and she also wrote the screenplay for its sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. She even wrote the screenplay for Maleficent.

Personal life

Woolverton is divorced from producer Lee Flicker. Together they had a daughter named Keaton who was born in 1991. She currently lives in Hancock Park, Los Angeles and has two dogs.


Awards and Nominations

Tony Award

  • Nomination for Best Book of a Musical for Beauty and the Beast (1994)

Laurence Olivier Award

  • WINNER for Best New Musical for Beauty and the Beast (1998)

Newport Beach Film Festival

  • WINNER for Outstanding Contribution to Screenwriting (2016)

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