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Canadian musician, American fiction writerwd:Q5055993
Cecil C. Castellucci (born October 25, 1969 in New York City), also known as Cecil Seaskull, is an American-born Canadian young adult novelist, indie rocker, and director. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California
Castellucci grew up in New York City where she attended the Laguardia High School of the Performing Arts. She later studied theatre in Paris at the École Florent. She attended Concordia University in Montreal and received a B.F.A. in Film Production.In Montreal she embarked on her music career as part of Bite, which was then the only all-female indie band in Montreal. When she was kicked out of Bite, she formed Nerdy Girl with Gordon Hashimoto. When Hashimoto left, she joined with Rod Woo, Gabe Levine, and Kim Temple to continue the band. After recording their only album Twist Her, Levine and Temple left the group, and Jessica Moss and Eric Craven took their places. She later moved to Los Angeles after Nerdy Girl broke up for good, and she recorded solo under her performing name, Cecil Seaskull.In 2001 she co-founded the experimental *Alpha 60 Film Collective with Neil Matsumoto and Nick McCarthy.
Castellucci's first novel, Boy Proof, was published in 2005.Castellucci's 2013 short story—"We Have Always Lived on Mars" is being adapted for film by John Krasinski.Castellucci is a Star Trek fan, with her favorite series being Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Her favourite character is Dax.
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