Screenwriter Paul Haggis sells Santa Monica home for $5.25 million

Screenwriter Paul Haggis sells Santa Monica home for $5.25 million
Paul Haggis is shown backstage at the Kodak Theatre in this 2006 photo after "Million Dollar Baby," for which he wrote the screenplay, won the Oscar for best picture. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Oscar-award winning screenwriter

Paul Haggis

and his wife, actress

Deborah Rennard,


have sold their home in Santa Monica for its asking price of $5.25 million.

The East Coast-inspired traditional house sits on nearly a third of an acre of grounds with mature trees, lawn and formal gardens. The home features skylights, French doors that open to terraces and an outdoor kitchen, two fireplaces, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 5,690 square feet of living space.

Haggis, 59, has written for numerous television shows and created "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993-2001) and "Due South" (1994-99). The writer/producer/director won two

Academy Awards

for his work on "Crash" (2004). He is directing the upcoming film "Third Person," for which he wrote the screenplay.

Rennard, who turns 52 on Nov. 4, played J.R. Ewing's secretary on



The couple paid about $2.618 million for the property in 2000, public records show. They put it on the market in mid-September.

Shelli Broder and Andrea Cope of Prudential's Brentwood office were the listing agents. Hugh Evans of Partners Trust in Brentwood represented the buyer.

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