Bret Easton Ellis
Birth Name: Bret Easton Ellis
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Sherman Oaks, CA on March 7, 1964, his childhood was marked by both wealth and sadness. Ellis and his two sisters lived in a gabled house with a pool, yet endured physical abuse at the hands of their father, Robert, a property developer who suffered from alcoholism. The dichotomy of his existence reared its head in his writing, which began to surface in grade school; a student at Buckley, a private school for wealthy families, he penned articles for its literary magazine that highlighted a growing disconnect with the world around him. He eventually shifted his focus to pop music and movie reviews. At 14, he was shipped out to Nevada to work at his gr...