With over a dozen theater productions and a Merchant Ivory film to her credit, Amy Fox's crisp, quirky writing has been turning the heads of stage and film critics since 1999. Time Out New York has called her “a ferocious talent,” and The New York Times has praised her “warmth of understanding.” Fox's play Summer Cyclone has been produced in cities across the country, and her recent work has played to sold out theaters in New York and London.
In 2000, Merchant Ivory executive producer Ismail Merchant commissioned Fox to write a screenplay based on the premise of her play Heights. The resulting film, also called Heights, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2005, and opened nationwide in the summer of 2005. The film stars Glenn Close, James Marsden, Jesse Bradford, and Elizabeth Banks.
Fox continues to write plays, screenplays, and fiction from her home in New York City, where she has lived since 1997. She is currently working on a novel.
Fox is a graduate of Amherst College and received her master's degree in fiction writing from Brooklyn College in May 2005. She teaches dramatic writing classes at New York University and Gotham Writer's Workshop, and she has taught literature and composition at Brooklyn College. Fox is originally from Boulder, Colorado.