Filmmaker/screenwriter/playwright Nora Ephron (Silkwood, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally...) was the sister of author/screenwriter/playwright Delia Ephron (You've Got Mail, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). Nora's directorial debut was 1992's This is My Life, which was co-scripted by Delia. Nora and Delia also co-wrote the 2008 award-winning play Love, Loss, and What I Wore. They co-wrote screenplays/produced the films Mixed Nuts (1994),Michael (1996), You've Got Mail (1998), Hanging Up (2000), and Bewitched (2005). Another sister, Amy Ephron(1970s TV series The Electric Company), is a screenwriter who executive produced 1995's A Little Princess. Yet another sister, Hallie Ephron, is a novelist/journalist/book reviewer/writing teacher. She is the author of six acclaimed titles, including 2009's Never Tell a Lie, which was made into the 2011 Lifetime movie And Baby Will Fall.
Nora, Delia, Amy, and Hallie are the children of screenwriting team Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron. They used baby Nora as the muse for their play Three's a Family, and the letters she wrote them from college as inspiration for 1963's Take Her, She's Mine. Henry and Nora's most memorable joint projects include There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), Carousel (1956), and Desk Set (1957).
Nora and her first husband, Dan Greenburg, co-wrote an episode of Adam's Rib in 1973. Her second marriage was to "Watergate" journalist Carl Bernstein. Together they had two children, Max Bernstein and Jacob Bernstein. Max is an aspiring actor whose first onscreen credit was as "Tree Boy #1" in his mother and aunt's film This is My Life. Jacob worked as a production assistant for 1997's In & Out, and as a staff assistant on his mother and aunt's filmYou've Got Mail.
Nora died on June 26, 2012, at the age of 71, from pneumonia as a complication of leukemia.