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Mary Harron is a Canadian film director and screenwriter most well known for her films “I Shot Andy Warhol”, “American Psycho” and “The Notorious Bettie Page”.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Harron grew up with a family that was deeply involved in the world of film and theater. Harron moved to England when she was thirteen and later attended Oxford University. She then moved to New York City and was part of its 1970’s punk scene. She helped start and write for “Punk” magazine as a music journalist.
In addition to her films, Harron was also the executive producer of “The Weather Underground”, a documentary looking at the radical activists of the 1970’s. She has also worked in television, directing episodes of “Oz”, “Six Feet Under”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “The L Word” and “Big Love”. She is currently developing a film based on the book “Please Kill Me” which details the 1970’s New York punk scene which she was so much a part of.