Darla Kay Anderson is an American film producer who formerly worked at Pixar Animation Studios. She sits on the national board of directors for the  Producers Guild of America.
Life and career
She produced the 2010 film
, Toy Story 3  which was nominated for the 2011  Academy Award for Best Picture and which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Previously, Anderson won a Golden Satellite Award for
, a A Bug's Life BAFTA award for A Bug's Life and and a Producer's Guild Award for Monsters, Inc. . Cars
Guinness Book of World Records lists Anderson as having the highest average movie gross for a producer: $221 million per movie, and in 2011 the Wall Street Journal listed a combined gross for the four movies she's produced of over $2 billion. 
Anderson was born and raised in
Glendale, California. She studied environmental design at San Diego State University. Before coming to Pixar in 1993, she worked as an executive producer at  Angel Studios.  The character Darla in  was created by the director and screenwriter Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton to get back at her for playing practical jokes on him. 
On March 8, 2018, it was announced that after nearly 25 years, Anderson left Pixar to pursue other opportunities.
In January 2019, it was reported that Anderson had signed a multi-year development deal with  Netflix, in which she will develop and produce new animated and live-action projects.
Anderson is married to
Kori Rae, also a Pixar producer, who produced . They live together in Monsters University Noe Valley, San Francisco.
They met in 1991 when Anderson, a San Francisco newcomer, joined a softball team that Rae managed. Anderson and Rae started dating in 2001, during the last year of
Monsters, Inc. Since then, they have decided not to work together on the same films. They first married on Presidents' Day 2004 while San Francisco was issuing same-sex marriage licenses, but those licenses were voided by the state Supreme Court.
They married again in 2008, after that court
declared same-sex marriage legal but before Proposition 8 took effect. 
Jack Taylor, scored an NCAA record 138 points playing college basketball. She helped him pay to attend basketball camps at upper-tier colleges while he was growing up.
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