30-Sec­ond Bio

Fast Company - - Creative Conversation | Jonathan Nolan And Lisa Jo -

Jonathan Nolan HOME­TOWN

Chicago

FAM­ILY FAME

Nolan and his brother, di­rec­tor Christo­pher Nolan, cowrote In­ter­stel­lar, The Dark Knight, and more.

FIRST GIG

The film Me­mento, star­ring Guy Pearce, was based on a short story Nolan wrote in col­lege. (He also coded the web­site for the movie.)

TV DE­BUT

Nolan cre­ated CBS’S sci-fi crime drama Per­son of In­ter­est.

Lisa Joy HOME­TOWN

Ch­ester, New Jersey

BIG BREAK

Joy was a writer on the ABC com­edy se­ries Push­ing Daisies.

AL­TER­NATE LIFE

Be­fore tele­vi­sion, Joy worked in crim­i­nal law, spe­cial­iz­ing in fam­ily vi­o­lence.

FA­VORITE WEST­ERN

Ser­gio Leone’s gen­re­flip­ping Once Upon a Time in the West

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