One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths. Her plays include: Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), In the Blood (2000 Pulitzer-nominee), Fucking A, Venus (OBIE Award), The America Play and Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (OBIE Award, Best New American Play). She is also a screenwriter, novelist, and MacArthur "Genius" grantee.
Good To Know
In our interview with Parks, we asked her to share three fun facts about herself. She replied:
1. Yes, my hair is realI grew it myself.
2. I went to secretarial school to learn how to type.
3. I'm a yoga devotee.
More about Parks:
Her first feature film was 1996's Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee.
She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, blues musician Paul Scher, and their pit bull, Lambchop.