Callie Khouri (San Antonio, Texas, November 27, 1957) is a screenwriter and American film director.


Khouri was born in San Antonio, Texas. His father was a physician and worked at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Later the family moved to Paducah (Kentucky), where his father was devoted to private practice. After his graduation from high school, Khouri studied architecture at Purdue University, but later became interested in drama. After college, Khouri continued his studies in Strasburg Institute in Los Angeles. He currently lives in Santa Monica (California)


While working for a company conducting commercial and music videos, Khouri began writing his first screenplay, Thelma and Louise. This screenplay won an Academy Award for best original screenplay in 1991 and the Golden Globe for best screenplay in 1992. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Something to Talk About. Khouri co-wrote and directed the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood film. In addition, directed the Mad Money movie starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes.


As a screenwriter

* Hollis & Rae (2006, TV movie)

* Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

* Something to Talk About (1995)

* Thelma and Louise (1991)

As Director

* Mad Money (2008)

* Hollis & Rae (2006, TV movie)

* Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)