Diana Gould was born in New York City, attended the High School of Music and Art, and graduated from UCLA with a degree in film. She sold a screenplay she wrote in film school, which became Jenny, starring Marlo Thomas and Alan Alda. Her career in film and television spanned decades, during which she wrote and produced pilots, episodes, movies and miniseries for network and cable, and served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America. A meditator for 30 years, she teaches at InsightLA, a mindful meditation center, and works as a spiritual care volunteer with Vitas Hospice. She lives in Los Angeles.