Gigi Levangie Grazer (born Georgianne Levangie in Los Angeles in January 1963) is an American novelist and screenwriter. She attended UCLA, where she majored in political science. Her Hollywood career began as an assistant to producer Fred Silverman, who dissuaded her from attending law school by offering her a substantial raise and writing assignments for the television series In the Heat of the Night.
Grazer is the author of four novels: Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), and The Starter Wife (2006), which was adapted for a 2007 miniseries on the USA Network. Its success led to a regular series that lasted one season. Her fourth novel, "Queen Takes King," was released in 2009.
According to Grazer's KTLA interview, none of these books are based on her real life, as she "has no time for any [of her heroines' exploits]" because of her children.
Grazer's screenplay for the Susan Sarandon-Julia Roberts film Stepmom was based on her experience dealing with husband Brian Grazer's children Riley and Sage from his first marriage.
Grazer is a host and judge for the Logo original series The Arrangement, a floral arranging competition reality television series.
In her 20s she was married to an "alluring Indian, Italian, African-American blues musician". They separated after three years and later divorced.
She met Brian Grazer by accident at Orlando-Orsini on Pico at a lunch with a Playboy executive. She had seen him earlier in a magazine entwined with a supermodel and so, upon meeting him, took great pleasure in deriding his taste in women. They dated and married on September 20, 1997. They have two sons together, Thomas (born November 15, 1999) and Patrick (born September 27, 2004). Two weeks after her novel The Starter Wife was published on April 4, 2006, Brian filed for legal separation. The filing was just shy of their 10 year anniversary which would increase Levangie's share of Brian's property because California is a community property state. The two later reconciled; however Brian filed for divorce on June 8, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly ten years of marriage.