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Eve Ensler at a Hudson Union Society event in March 2011
Eve Ensler (2011)

Eve Ensler (born 25 May 1953) is an American playwright and feminist activist. She is best known for the play The Vagina Monologues.

Ensler was born in New York City to a Christian mother and Jewish father. She graduated from Middlebury College in 1975. She married Richard McDermott in 1978 and divorced in 1988. She is the adoptive mother of actor Dylan McDermott. She adopted him when he was 18 and she was 26.

In 2010, she said that she was being treated for uterine cancer.


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