Kim Krizan is an American writer and actress best known for originating the characters in the "Before" film trilogy with her writing on Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Writers Guild Award. Krizan has also branched out into writing comic books and graphic novels. She wrote the "2061" series that was published in Zombie Tales by BOOM! Studios and she contributed the story "Of and Concerning the Ancient, Mystical, and Holy Origins of That Most Down and Dirty 20th Century Rock n' Roll Club: CBGB" to BOOM's CBGB graphic novel. She most recently wrote Original Sins: Trade Secrets of the Femme Fatale available on Amazon.