Ribon was first tapped by directors John Musker and Ron Clements to work on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (2016). She also worked on Disneynature’s Bears (2014), scripting John C. Reilly’s narration. It was there she worked with Rich Moore and Jim Reardon—which ultimately led to her current assignment with Ralph Breaks the Internet.
In the comic book world, Ribon recently released two critically-acclaimed original graphic novels My Boyfriend is a Bear and Slam!, and penned issues of Rick and Morty for Oni Press. Her comedic memoir, Notes to Boys (And Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public), which dissects her lengthy love notes and awkward essays from her high school years, was called Brain-Breakingly Funny by NPR. Ribon previously served as a writer on Samantha Who? for ABC. She has published four novels: You Take It From Here, Going in Circles, Why Moms Are Weird and Why Girls Are Weird. She was a flagship contributor to Television Without Pity.
Ribon earned her BFA in acting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also wrote, performed, and directed original material for Hyde Park Theatre, HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival and the award-winning comedy troupe Monks’ Night Out.
She resides on the east side of Los Angeles. She is between pets.