An American film as well as TV screen writer and the activist for the Tibet freedom Melissa Mathison was active in the field since the year 1979 till her death in 2015. During that period, she has garnered a lot of popularity and huge numbers of fans following. She was mostly known for writing screenplays for the movies such as The Black Stallion in 1979, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 for which she also received nomination for Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay as well as Kundun in 1997 which is a biographical drama movie about Dalai Lama, the exiled political and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
During her career, Melissa has also worked as a babysitter for the children of Francis Ford Coppola as well as Eleanor Coppola. She was the tall lady with the height of five feet and eleven inches which is 1.80 m. Prior to that, Mathison was also nominated for the for the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay for the work on E.T. Her other credits include The Black Stallion in 1979, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, The Escape Artist, and Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983, Son of the Morning Star in 1991, The Indian in the Cupboard in 1995, Kundun in 1997, and Ponyo in 2008. In addition to that, Melissa knew the Dalai Lama from the year 1990 when she wrote the Kundun as well as developed a lasting friendship with spiritual leader from that time. After that, she continued working as activist for the Tibet freedom as well as she was also the member of board of the International Campaign for Tibet.
Melissa Mathison came into this world on 3rd June of the year 1950. She was the native of Los Angeles, California, United States. But now, she is now more in this world. Melissa has died recently on 4th November of the year 2015 due to the neuroendocrine cancer in the Los Angeles. At the time of her death, she was at the age of 65. Despite Melissa was known as Melissa Mathison, as a child, she was named as Melissa Marie Mathison by her parents. She is the daughter of Richard Randolph Mathison and wife Margaret Jean. As she was born in the month of June, her star sign was Gemini. Her father was a journalist. She went to get her education from the Providence High School that is located in Burbank, California. She also got enrolled at the University of California, Berkely and got graduated from there.
Moving on to her personal life biography, Melissa was already married as well as divorced too. She was previously married to her then husband named Harrison Ford. The pair tied their knot with each other on 14th March of the year 1983. Later, due to some reason, they got separated and divorced on 6th January of 2004. She also have two children together with Harrison. She gave birth to their first child, a son name Malcolm Ford on 10th March of 1987 and later, she again gave birth to their second child, a daughter on 30th June of 1990 and named her as Georgia. She loved her family a lot.