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Ms. Henley's screenplay for the film version of Crimes of the Heart won her an Academy Award Nomination. The film was directed by Bruce Beresford and starred Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard. She wrote the screenplay for Miss Firecracker starring Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Tim Robbins, the screenplay for Nobody's Fool starring Rosanna Arquette and Eric Roberts, a teleplay for the PBS series, Trying Times, and co-wrote David Byrne's True Stories.
Beth Henley was born and raised in Mississippi, is a graduate from Southern Methodist University and lives in Los Angeles with her son Patrick.