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Kirsten Smith

Born: Aug 12, 1970

Birthplace: Port Ludlow

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Kirsten Smith

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1970
Birth Place : Port Ludlow

Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith is an American screenwriter and novelist. She wrote most of the screenplays with her screenwriter partner Karen McCullah Lutz. Most of the scripts seems to follow the girl Power movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s. She recently directed a short film, The Spleenectomy, which starred Anna Faris and was financed and produced by Glamour magazine. Her first film as a non-writing producer, Whip It!, stars Ellen Page and is directed by Drew Barrymore, and she also has American Virgin, starring Jenna Dewan and Rob Schneider, in post-production. A native of Port Ludlow, Washington, she moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to attend Occidental College. There, she studied English and Film, and also got an internship at CineTel Films, an independent film company. Initially planning on pursuing poetry and academia as a career, she began working for CineTel reading scripts and writing coverage for them. This led to a full-time job there as a Director of Development in 1995; it was there she began pursuing screenwriting in earnest. One of the scripts she happened to read and cover was written by Karen Lutz, an aspiring writer living in Denver, Colorado.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Kristin Smith
  • Kiwi
  • Kristin ''Kiwi'' Smith
  • Kiwi Smith
  • Kirsten ''Kiwi'' Smith
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