|Diablo Cody Quick Info
|5 ft 5½ in
|Date of Birth
|June 14, 1978
Diablo Cody is an American writer, director, and producer who arrived on the Hollywood scene with her Oscar-winning script for the feature film Juno in 2007. Since then, her writing repertoire has included films like Young Adult (2011), Ricki and the Flash (2015), and Tully (2018), all of which revolve around the central female characters coming to terms with their personal struggles. Prior to being a writer, Cody spent some time working as a stripper in Minnesota and chronicled her experiences in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper in 2005. Since 2009, she has been married to Dan Maurio.
Lemont, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Diablo studied at the Roman Catholic school, Benet Academy in Illinois. She went on to attend the University of Iowa and graduated with a degree in media studies in 2000.
Writer, Producer, Director
- Father – Greg Busey
- Mother – Pam Busey
- Siblings – Marc Busey (Older Brother)
- Others – Clinton Mathew Busey (Paternal Grandfather), Vera A. Sanderson (Paternal Grandmother), Emmett Joseph Dice (Maternal Grandfather), Angela M. Glielmi (Maternal Grandmother)
Diablo is represented by the California-based William Morris Endeavor.
5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Diablo has dated –
- Jon Hunt (2004-2007) – Diablo was married to musician Jon Hunt, guitarist with the psych-folk band Lovely Dark, from 2004 to 2007. According to her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005), she relocated to Minneapolis to move in with her boyfriend Jon, whom she fondly referred to as Jonny. The prominent tattoo on her right arm of a pin-up girl had “Jonny’s Girl” written across it. However, after their divorce was finalized in 2007, she replaced the text with roses. But, it seems like the ex-couple has managed to remain friends even after remarrying other people.
- Dan Maurio (2009-Present) – The screenwriter surprised everyone in April 2010 when she announced that she was pregnant with her first child. She went on to add that she had married actor-producer Dan Maurio in the summer of 2009. Dan, who works for the talk show Chelsea Lately, allegedly proposed to Diablo while they were riding a roller coaster, which is one of her favorite hobbies. The couple has 3 children – son Marcello Daniel Maurio (b. July 27, 2010), and two more boys born in 2012 and 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Italian, Scottish, German, and English descent.
Dark Brown (Natural)
She has dyed her hair in multiple colors like pink, platinum blonde, dark plum red, black, etc.
Tattoo on her right arm of a pin-up girl flanked by roses
Diablo was raised in a Catholic family and attended church every day as a kid. However, she considers herself more as a spiritual person now.
Best Known For
Writing the screenplay for the coming-of-age indie flick Juno (2007) which landed her an Academy Award for “Best Original Screenplay” in 2008
In 2009, Diablo made her feature film debut in the supernatural horror flick Jennifer’s Body as a Melody Lane drinking woman. However, her role in the film, for which she also served as a writer and executive producer, was uncredited.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance as a guest on the talk show Late Show with David Letterman in 2006.
Diablo Cody Favorite Things
- City – Las Vegas
- Movies – Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Rushmore (1998)
Diablo Cody Facts
- Brook adopted the pen name Diablo Cody after listening to the Arcadia song El Diablo while driving through Cody in Wyoming. Diablo is a Spanish term for Devil.
- After marrying her first husband Jon Hunt in 2004, the couple decided to hyphenate their last names. Diablo, who was using her real name at that time, was known as Brook Busey-Hunt and her husband became Jon Busey-Hunt.
- Before making it big in Hollywood, she worked as a secretary and copy proofreader.
- One of her earliest writing works included a parody blog titled Red Secretary, which was about a secretary from Belarus. Written from the perspective of an English-idiom-challenged Eastern Bloc girl, the exploits mentioned in the blog were loosely based on her personal experiences.
- After moving to Minneapolis in Minnesota, she wrote her first blog by using the nickname Darling Girl.
- In March 2003, she started an adult blog named The Pu**y Ranch, under the pen name Diablo Cody.
- Her foray into the world of stripping began when she participated in an amateur night at the Skyway Lounge, a strip club in Minneapolis. With time, she decided to work as a full-time stripper and extended her service to doing peep shows at S*x World and working as a phone s#x operator.
- As a stripper, she went by the name of Bonbon, Cherish, and Roxanne.
- Diablo published her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper in 2005. Talent manager Mason Novick, impressed with her witty and sarcastic voice, helped her secure a publishing deal with Gotham Books.
- Cody is the only author to be included in Dave’s Book Club on his show Late Show with David Letterman.
- She has contributed articles to magazines like Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Jane Magazine (defunct), and City Pages.
- Her directorial debut film Paradise (2013), about a religious protagonist dealing with a crisis in faith after suffering a plane crash, was met with negative reviews.
- She is a spokesperson for the Athena Film Festival held at Barnard College.
- Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman had specially designed a pair of diamond-encrusted metallic heels for Diablo’s appearance at the Academy Awards in 2008. The shoes contained 1,800 Kwiat diamonds perched on two rose brooches and reportedly cost $1 million. However, Cody refused to wear those shoes viewing it as a cheap publicity stunt and instead opted for simple gold flats to go with her Dior leopard-print dress.
- Cody and other female screenwriters like Dana Fox, Lorene Scafaria, and Liz Meriwether (collectively known as Fempire) were awarded the Creativity and Sisterhood Award at the Athena Film Festival in 2012. The award was in honor of their continued support of each other’s works in spite of the cut-throat competition in the industry.
- Diablo Cody is not active on social media.
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