Alexandra Cunningham

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Alexandra Cunningham
Born 1972/1973 (age 45–46)[1]
Nationality American
Occupation playwright, screenwriter, television producer

Alexandra Cunningham (born 1972/73)[1] is an American playwright, screenwriter, and television producer.


From 1998 through 2000, she attended the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School.[1][2][3]



Her plays include The Theory of Three[4] and No. 11 (Blue and White).[1]


Cunningham is most known as a writer and producer for ABC Studios' dramedy Desperate Housewives (2004-2010), having written more episodes of the show than any other writer besides showrunner Marc Cherry.

Prior to Desperate Housewives, Cunningham produced and wrote for the action series Fastlane (2002-2003), and wrote episodes of NYPD Blue (2001), Pasadena (2002), and Rome (2005).

Since 2011, she has been a developer, executive producer, and writer for the U.S. television series Prime Suspect.


  1. ^ a b c d McKinley, Jesse (January 18, 2002). "On Stage And Off". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Gussow, Mel (February 25, 1999). "Act I: Write Very Well; Juilliard's Collegial Playwright Program". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Charles, Eleanor (May 19, 2002). "The Guide". The New York Times. 

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