I. Marlene King, born Ina Marlene King on May 22, 1954 in Regensburg, Germany, is an American screenwriter, producer, and directer. She is best known for her work as an executive producer, writer, and director of Freeform's hit tv-series, Pretty Little Liars. She is currently the executive producer and writer of the ABC series, The Heiresses.
Life and Career
Marlene started her career in 1995, after she wrote and produced a movie called Now and Then. Her career then escalated, after she entered the television world in 1996 when she wrote several episode of If These Walls Could Talk.
Arguably, her career took off in 2010 after she adapted Sara Shepard's book series, Pretty Little Liars, into a tv-series. She later became the executive producer, creator, and showrunner of the web-series based on the show called, Pretty Dirty Secrets in 2012. She later created, produced, and wrote its first spin-off, Ravenswood in 2013, before adapting the shows second spin-off, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists in 2017.
In 2014, Marlene announced via Instagram that she was dating Shari Rosenthal. The couple later married in an unknown year. In 2015, she shared the first photo of her two son, Atticus and Emerson King. She has mainly kept her personal life private and out of the public eye, only posting significant moments in her and her families lives.
|1995||Now and Then||Writer/Producer||First major writing and producing job|
|1995||National Lampoon's Senior Trip||Writer|
|1996||If These Walls Could Talk||Writer||First time writing a TV movie|
|1999||Saving Graces||Writer||First time writing for a TV series|
|2006||Just My Luck|
|2010-2017||Pretty Little Liars||Writer/Director|
|First time adapting a book to a TV series|
|2012||Pretty Dirty Secrets||Writer/Director|
|Webseries based on Pretty Little Liars|
|2013-2014||Ravenswood||Writer/Exec. Producer||First spin-off of Pretty Little Liars|
|2017-present||Famous In Love||Writer/Exec. Producer|
|TBA||The Heiresses||Writer/Exec. Producer|
|2018||Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists||Showruner/Creator|
- She has two sons, Atticus and Emerson King.
- She is married to Shari Rosenthal.
- She graduated from Pepperdine University, and majored in, as well as earn a degree in, broadcasting.
- She is a fan of the actor Jacob Artist.