Gabrielle Stanton

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Gabrielle Stanton
Born South Orange, New Jersey
Occupation Television producer, screenwriter
Nationality American
Alma mater Barnard College
Notable works Grey's Anatomy,
Ugly Betty

Gabrielle Gail Stanton (born in South Orange, New Jersey) is an American television writer and producer best known for her work on the series Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty.


After attending the all-girls Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey and graduating from the women's Barnard College in Manhattan, New York, Stanton worked as the national publicity coordinator in the New York office of the Public Broadcasting Service until 1991.[1] In 1992 she made her way into the film industry as the assistant to writer-producer George Zaloom on the film Encino Man and later appeared in the 1998 film Free Enterprise in a minor role as the character "Gabrielle", while her then husband and writing partner Harry Werksman also appeared in the film as "Harry". It was also in 1998 that she broke into television. Her first job was on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which she followed with writing positions on V.I.P. and the science fiction series Earth: Final Conflict, Farscape, The Invisible Man and Veritas: The Quest, in the latter two of which she also served as co-producer. She wrote the teleplay for the made-for-television movie Deathlands before she was hired as a writer and producer for the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, for which she made her debut with the 2005 episodes "Who's Zoomin' Who" and "Much Too Much".[2] Her work on Grey's Anatomy earned her a shared Primetime Emmy Award nomination with the other production crew members in the Outstanding Drama Series category[3] and one Writers Guild of America Award and two nominations; nominations in 2006 and 2007 for Dramatic Series, and a win in 2006 in the New Series category.[4] She moved from Grey's Anatomy to the dramedy series Ugly Betty in 2007, writing the episode "Petra-Gate" and serving as a supervising producer for eight other episodes. She and the other Ugly Betty producers were nominated in 2007 for a Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.[5]

Stanton also worked on the CBS television series Moonlight, for which she wrote three episodes and served as first co-executive producer, then executive producer. Upon its cancellation in May 2008,[6] she served as co-executive producer on the ABC series Castle, then as consulting producer on the WB's The Vampire Diaries. As of summer 2010, Stanton is the co-executive producer on the ABC series The Gates.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Stanton and her former husband Harry Werksman announced their wedding plans in April 1991[8] and married in July 1991 in the chapel of New College at the University of Oxford, where Werksman had just received his master of letters degree in English history in June.[1] They divorced in 2008. Her father is James Stanton, a lawyer,[1] and she has a sister named Lexie.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Gabrielle G. Stanton Is Married in England". The New York Times. 14 July 1991. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman (28 November 2005). "From Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman, writers of "Much Too Much"". Grey Matter. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  3. ^ "58th Annual Emmy Award winners and nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-08. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Writers Guild Awards: 2006 Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America, west. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  5. ^ "59th Annual Emmy Award winners and nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-08. [dead link]
  6. ^ Kristin Dos Santos (13 May 2008). "Exclusive: Moonlight Producers Confirm Cancellation". E!. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  7. ^ Dawn, Randee (June 17, 2010). "The Gates -- TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Gabrielle Stanton to Wed". The New York Times. 14 April 1991. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  9. ^ Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman (13 March 2006). "From Gabrielle and Harry, writers of "Band-aid covers the bullet hole"". Grey Matter. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 

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