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Terry McMillan is an American writer having an estimated net worth of $40 million. She grew up in a middle class area. Her dad proved to be a blue-collar worker, who suffered from tuberculosis. Her father was confined into a sanatorium during the majority of McMillan’s youth. Her father also drank heavily, and would have national disputes along with her mom. McMillan’s parents divorced when her mother was thirteen. Her mom worked as a domestic worker to support the family.
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When McMillan was sixteen her mother got work in the library to assist her mother make ends meet. While working in the library, her mother fell in love with literature and imagination. Her mother was astonished to discover the African Americans were printing novels after reading one of James Baldwin’s works.
In age seventeen, McMillan moved to Los Angeles where her mother was employed as a secretary and studied African American literature at Los Angeles City College. Her mother started composing poetry right now. Her mother subsequently moved to northern California to study journalism in the University of California at Berkley. McMillan took an interest in her mother’s writing and encouraged the young writer to carry on. In 1976 McMillan released her mother’s first short story entitled, “The End” in the Yard bird Reader. The high school released How Stella Got Her Groove Back in 1996. How Stella Got Her Groove Backwas about a middle aged girl who vacationed to Jamaica and ended up falling in love using a Jamaican guy over twenty years her junior. The film rights were sold instantly for a six million dollar loan. The novel had an authentic impression of 800,000 copies, which is unheard of for an African American novelist.
She also started writing more widely. In 1987 she released her first novel, Mama. Mama investigated the trial and tribulations of a household dwelling in a big city. In 1989 she released her second novel, Disappearing Acts. This novel chronicled the love escapades among a high school music teacher as well as a high school dropout. As well as the critical success arrived Hollywood success. As a result of the popularity of the high school music novel, Waiting to Exhale was adapted to film in 1995, and became a box office success. Sadly for McMillan, the romance novel in her novel did not continue in real life. In 2004, her husband (the one How Stella Got Her Groove back relies on) declared he was gay. She filed for divorce in 2005. Terry McMillan sold the two’s 7,000 sq./ft. house in Danville, California for $1,858,500 in July 2012. The two now lives in a town right beyond San Francisco.
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|Birth date:||October 18, 1951|
|Death date:||February 2, 2007|
|Birth place:||Port Huron, Michigan|
|Education:||University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University|
|Spouse:||Jonathan Plummer (m. 1998-2005)|
|Children:||Hannah McMillan Sam McMillan 1987-present)|
|Parents:||Madeline Washington, Edward McMillan|
|Siblings:||Crystal McMillan, Rosalynn A. McMillan|
|Awards:||American Book Awards, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, Glamour Woman of the Year Award|
|Record labels:||Penguin Group- publisher|
|Movies:||American Book Awards (1987), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction (2011 (2011), 2002), Glamour Woman of the Year Award (1996)|
More about Terry McMillan:
|A Day Late and a Dollar Short||2014||TV Movie novel|
|Disappearing Acts||2000||TV Movie novel|
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back||1998||novel / screenplay|
|Waiting to Exhale||1995||novel / screenplay|
|Disappearing Acts||2000||TV Movie executive producer|
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back||1998||executive producer|
|Waiting to Exhale||1995||executive producer|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Face the Nation||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|Tavis Smiley||2005-2013||TV Series||Herself - Guest / Herself|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2005-2010||TV Series||Herself|
|Real Life Divas||2007||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Legends Ball||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Essence Awards||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|La mirada crítica||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1996||TV Series||Herself|
|Lauren Hutton and...||1996||TV Series||Herself|
|The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||1994||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|2001||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Network/Cable - Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original||Disappearing Acts (2000)||· Lisa Jones|
|1999||Black Film Award||Acapulco Black Film Festival||Best Screenplay||How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)|
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|1||Suing her ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer, and his attorney, Dolores S. Sargent, for $40 million, alleging that he tried to smear her reputation during their divorce.|
|2||Biography and bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pp. 300-305. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.|
|3||Has a son named Solomon.|
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