Candace Allen (Candace, Lady Rattle) is a Hollywood screenwriter. She received her BA from Harvard University before attending the New York University School of Film and Television. She became the first African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America. In addition to writing screenplays, she has worked as assistant director since the 1970s. In 2004 she published her first novel, a fictionalized biography of jazz musician Valaida Snow. Allen was formerly married to the British conductor Sir Simon Rattle. As the former wife of a Knight Bachelor of the United Kingdom she is entitled to the designation Candace, Lady Rattle, though not to her former title Lady Rattle, a title now belonging to Magdalena Kožená. She is the niece of actress and drama coach Billie Allen. She lives in London and is a political activistContact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Candace Allan and other top speakers and celebrities.