Kim Krizan is a writer and actor who was raised in the Los Angeles area. For a time, Krizan lived in Austin, Texas, where she was active in theater and film; she also taught literature and writing at the college level. Krizan and Richard Linklater wrote Before Sunrise (1995) (Castle Rock), featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Krizan also performed in Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993) (Universal) as hip high school teacher Ginny Stroud, in Slacker (1991) (Detour/Orion) as Questions Happiness, and in Waking Life (2001) as herself. She co-wrote the story for Before Sunset (2004), the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995).