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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 showrunner of the Freeform series, Tapped.

Life and Career Edit

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 family's lives.

Filmography Edit

Year Title Occupation Notes
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
Showrunner/Creator
Exec. Producer
First time adapting a book to a TV series
2012 Pretty Dirty Secrets Writer/Director
Showrunner/Creator
Exec. Producer
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
Showrunner/Creator
TBA The Heiresses Writer/Exec. Producer
Showrunner/Creator
In Production
2018 Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Showruner/Creator
Exec. Producer
Pre-Production
TBA Tapped Showrunner/Creator
Exec. Producer
Pre-Production

Trivia Edit

  • 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.