She was born in the borough of Manhattan.
Ann Nocenti is an American journalist, writer and editor known for her work on comic books and magazines.
For Marvel Comics, she edited New Mutants and The Uncanny X-Men, before making her comics writing debut on a brief run of Spider-Woman (issues #47-50). She wrote a long run of Daredevil (issues 236-291) from 1986 to 1991, directly following Frank Miller's definitive "Born Again" storyline. She also wrote the 1986 Longshot limited series for Marvel, and in the same year produced the Someplace Strange graphic novel in collaboration with artist John Bolton. In 1993, she wrote a 16-issue run of Kid Eternity for the DC Comics imprint Vertigo.
Nocenti is noted for her left-wing political views which, particularly during her run on Daredevil, have caused some controversy among fans who didn't agree with her politics. However, her take on the character explored Daredevil in new ways to considerable critical acclaim, earning her an Eisner Award nomination. She created several popular Marvel characters, including Typhoid Mary, Longshot and Mojo, and wrote the 1998 X-Men novel Prisoner X.
Although Nocenti left comic books in the '90s after the industry sales collapsed, she later returned to the field, penning stories such as Batman/Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows, Batman/Catwoman: Trail of the Gun, Green Arrow, Catwoman and Katana.