Michelle Madden is a screenwriter and journalist who has contributed to publications including The New York Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Women's Wear Daily, Los Angeles Times Magazine, NYLON and Jane magazine. She was the researcher on films Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, as well as on countless music videos and commercials.
Michelle studied chemistry, economics and chemical engineering at Lake Forest College (undergraduate) and University of Virginia (graduate), which was unlikely, yet essential training for her writing and previous work as an actor, radio personality, managing editor of a trend publication and bear-suit-wearing mascot.
Though she now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and animals, Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, is her childhood home. The allure of Milwaukee remains undeniable to her - she visits several times a year - which affords a unique vantage point, one that combines the leisure and wonder of a tourist with the pride and insider perspective of a local.