Salt in 1977
|Alma mater||Sarah Lawrence College|
|Occupation||Actress, screenwriter, producer|
Life and career
Salt was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were screenwriter Waldo Salt and actress Mary Davenport. She has a younger sister, Deborah (born 1949). Her stepmother was the writer Eve Merriam. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
She made several stage appearances, winning a 1971 Theatre World award as Estelle in the play, Father's Day, but she is best remembered as Eunice Tate-Leitner, the snobbish daughter of Chester and Jessica Tate in the television comedy series Soap. An early movie role was in Midnight Cowboy (1969), as Joe Buck's home town lover, Crazy Annie. While living with actress Margot Kidder in Malibu in the early-1970s, she worked in tandem with American director Brian De Palma in the films The Wedding Party (1969), Hi, Mom! (1970), and Sisters (1972), and appeared with Cornel Wilde and Scott Glenn in the TV film, Gargoyles (1972).
Salt has retired from acting, and is pursuing her writing career, including episode scripts for Nip/Tuck and other programs. She is a co-writer of the script for the Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love (2010) based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name.
In 2006, she was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the Nip/Tuck episode, "Rhea Reynolds." In 2011, she joined the FX horror series American Horror Story as a writer and co-executive producer.
Her son, Jonah Greenberg, is a talent agent with CAA Beijing.
|1971||Father's Day||Estelle||Won Theater World award|
|1968||Murder a la Mod||a 'Bird'||(credited as Jenifer Salt)|
|1969||The Wedding Party||Phoebe|
|1969||Midnight Cowboy||Annie - Texas|
|1970||Hi, Mom!||Judy Bishop|
|1972||Play It Again, Sam||Sharon|
|1972||Sisters||Grace Collier||aka Blood Sisters|
|1980||It's My Turn||Maisie|
|2010||Eat Pray Love||(Screenplay)|
|1972||The F.B.I.||Diane||1 episode - The Franklin Papers|
|1972||Gargoyles||Diana Boley||TV Movie|
|1973||Love, American Style||
"Love and the Unwedding" segment
|1974||The ABC Afternoon Playbreak||Judy Owens||aka ABC Matinee Today|
|1974||The Great Niagara||Lois||TV movie|
|1977||All-Star Family Feud Special||Herself||(for Soap)|
|1978||Family||Susie Robinson||1 episode|
|1979||Family Fortune||Herself||2 episodes|
|1979||The Love Boat||Patricia Lucas||Season 3, Episode #5: "My Boyfriend's Back"|
|1981||Terror Among Us||Connie Paxton||TV Movie|
|1977–1981||Soap||Eunice Tate||63 episodes|
|1984||Old Friends||Laura King||TV Movie|
|1985||Out of the Darkness||Ann Zigo||TV Movie|
|1986||Magnum, P.I.||Susan Brandis||1 episode - Find Me a Rainbow|
|1981–1986||It's a Living||Deedee||2 episodes|
|1986||Family Ties||Mrs. Kluger||1 episode - Be True To Your Preschool|
|1987||Deadly Care||Carol||TV Movie|
|1987||Murder, She Wrote||Helen Langley||1 episode - Indian Giver|
|1988||Duet||Cindy||1 episode - Mommie and Me|
|1988||Bustin' Loose||Wanda||1 episode - The Parent Trap|
|1990||Empty Nest||Linda Brody||1 episode - Take My Mom, Please|
|1990||The Marshall Chronicles||Cynthia Brighman||6 episodes|
|1990||Lifestories||Helen Forchette||1 episode - Jerry Forchette|
|2003–2010||Nip/Tuck||(Producer, Co-Producer, Supervising Producer, Executive Producer)|
|2010||The Quickening||(Executive Producer)|
|2011–present||American Horror Story||(Co-executive Producer)|
|1998||Sins of the City||4 episodes|
|2000||The Stalking of Laurie Show||TV Movie, aka Rivals|
|2002||A Nero Wolfe Mystery||Episode: "Cop Killer"|
|2011–present||American Horror Story||9 episodes|
(* denotes Writers Guild of America Award nomination)
- Littleton, Cynthia. Salt steps into Beijing memoir, Variety, July 27, 2010.
- 2006 Writers Guild Awards Television and Radio Nominees Announced Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine. WGA website, December 14, 2005.