Michele Val Jean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Michele Val Jean (b. 1950s) is an American television writer on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Career[edit]

In 2000 she was promoted, alongside Elizabeth Korte, to the post of Head Writer, making her the first African American in the history of daytime television serials to hold the post. [1]

Val Jean wrote the critically acclaimed 1998 re-visitation of Luke Spencer's rape of Laura Spencer, the rape of Elizabeth Webber, Luke and Laura Spencer's 2006 wedding.

Since 2012 she is a script writer of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Positions held[edit]

The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Script Writer: January 16, 2012 - present

General Hospital

  • Occasional Breakdown Writer: February 2007 - December 26, 2007
  • Co-Head Writer: January 2001 - April 2001
  • Breakdown Writer: 1996 - 2000
  • Occasional Script Writer: 1996 - 2000
  • Script Writer: 1993 - 1996, 2002 - December 21, 2007, April 7, 2008–January 2012
  • Script Editor: 1993 - 1995 (hired by Claire Labine)

Generations (hired by Sally Sussman Morina)

  • Script Writer: 1989 - 1990

Port Charles

  • Occasional Script Writer: 1997 - 1998

Santa Barbara (hired by Maralyn Thoma)

  • Breakdown Writer: 1992 - 1993
  • Script Writer: 1991
  • Script Editor: 1992 - 1993

Jake and the Fatman

Awards and nominations[edit]

Val Jean has been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards.

Writers Guild Of America Award

  • 1993–1998 seasons, 6 nominations for General Hospital
  • 1991 and 1992 seasons, 2 nominations for Santa Barbara

TV Guide

  • Best Daytime Soap Writer (2004, 2006 & 2007)
Preceded by
Robert Guza, Jr.
Co-Head Writer of General Hospital
(with Elizabeth Korte)

January - April 2001
Succeeded by
Megan McTavish

External links[edit]