Diablo Cody went from being a blogger to one of the hottest writers in Hollywood by way of being a stripper in Minneapolis, MN. Born Brooke Busey, Diablo found herself unappreciated in office jobs when she took up pole dancing part-time, on a whim. She admits she was…more
In 2008, Diablo was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Screenplay for Juno.
In December 2007, Diablo became a columnist for Entertainment Weekly.
When Ellen Page hosted Saturday Night Live, Diablo Cody was impersonated by Andy Samberg in Ellen's opening monologue.
Diablo is a big fan of Beverly Hills 90210.
Diablo is the only author to have been inducted into Dave's Book Club on Late Show with David Letterman.
Diablo joined Twitter on April 26, 2008.
Diablo ranked No. 38 in Entertainment Weekly's 2007 List of 50 Smartest People in Hollywood, released in December 2007.
Cody is 5'5½" (1.66 m) tall.
Diablo played in a band while she was in high school.
Diablo's father works for the Illinois Tollway while her mother is an office employee at a construction company.
Cody hates being called "stripper turned blogger turned screenwriter". She considers herself as more of the latter (screenwriter) than the former (stripper).
Diablo's favorite film genre is horror.
Diablo's former blog is entitled "Pussy Ranch: Old No.1 Brand Italian Whiskey". Her previous blog was called "The Red Secretary."
Diablo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies from the University of Iowa.
Following the success of her film Juno, Diablo revealed she wants to get a tattoo of the film's star Ellen Page. Diablo already has a tattoo of a redhead on her arm and wants to add Ellen's face to her collection.
Awards Won for the movie Juno: 2007 - Best Original Screenplay, Southeastern Film Critics Association Award 2007 - Best Original Screenplay, Satellite Award 2007 - Best Original Screenplay, San Diego Film Critics Society Award 2007 - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award 2007 - Best Original Screenplay, National Board of Review Award 2007 - Best Screenplay, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Sierra Award 2007 - Breakthrough Screenwriter of the Year, Hollywood Film Festival Hollywood Breakthrough Award 2007 - Best Screenplay, Florida Film Critics Circle Award 2007 - Best Screenplay, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award 2007 - Best Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Award 2008 - Best Original Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award 2008 - Best Original Screenplay, Online Film Critics Society Award 2008 - Best Original Screenplay, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award 2008 - Best First Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award 2008 - Christopher Award, Feature Film, shared with producers 2008 - Best Original Screenplay, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award 2008 - Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Film Award 2008 - Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award
She picked the name Diablo Cody after listening to the song "El Diablo" by Arcadia and driving through the town of Cody, Wyoming.
Diablo has a tattoo on her right arm of a girl in a bikini. Until November of 2007 this was accompanied by a caption of "Jonny's girl" when she had it was replaced by a pair of roses.
Diablo: (On working with Steven Spielberg) I had written the script for Juno and apparently Steven Spielberg had read it. I can't just call him Steven, that's weird...Mr. Spielberg had read it and he liked it. He asked me if I would write this television show for him and I said yeah!
Diablo: (advice for bloggers to succeed) There are so many talented people that exist in the marketplace. So, don't look for a plan. Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself.
Diablo: (on wearing a surgical glove during her interview with newsblaze.com in 2008) It's important for a writer to have quirks. People like that shit, you know.
Diablo: I was pissed at men since birth! No, actually it is demeaning. But you know what's more demeaning, is the time I spent as a secretary prior to stripping. It was worse. I felt more devalued, more demeaned as a white collar worker.
Diablo: You hear the term "staying grounded" a lot when you're coming up in the industry and it's the one word I don't really understand because it implies being tethered almost and I don't like that. Why stay grounded? You might as well become a complete eccentric, float off into the sky and burn yourself on the sun and go crazy.
Diablo: (recounting her days as a stripper) I mean on one of the jobs I actually had a little time card I would punch in and punch out just like I was working in a kitchen. But then you get up on stage and dance to Metallica.
Diablo: Everybody knows that I'm not a snob when it comes to pop culture, obviously. I love reality shows. I will go see crappy movies, happily. I'm not an especially highbrow person, but I have always loved small, quirky, edgy movies. To use a string of obnoxious adjectives.
Diablo: (Cody was a stripper prior to becoming a writer.) I can't credit my physique for any of my writing success; in fact, I often suspect they're paying me to keep my clothes on these days.
Diablo: I feel much more naked as a writer than I did as a stripper. When I was stripping I felt pretty emotionally neutral because it wasn't a massive event in my life. But when I watch Juno there are bits I can only watch through my fingers because I cringe at how personal it is.
Diablo: (on writing the story of Juno) It was incredibly natural. It was like breathing. I saw Juno as an extension of myself. My friends and I were like Juno and her friend. We talked about sex all the time.
Diablo: I guess I'm inspired by awkward situations. I love awkward silences, I love forced politeness. To me, there is hilarity to be found in that.