Anne Rice (born Howard Allen O'Brien, 4 October 1941) is an American author of horror/fantasy novels. Interview with the Vampire and The Queen of the Damned are among her best-known works. She has written four series, including The Vampire Chronicles and Christ the Lord.
She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Irish Roman Catholic parents. One of her sisters was novelist Alice Borchardt (1939-2007). Rice was married to poet Stan Rice (1942-2002) from 1961 his death. They had a daughter, Michele (1966-1972) and a son, novelist Christopher (born 1978).