Allison Adler

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Ali Adler at the 2016 Wondercon.
Allison Beth Adler

(1967-05-30) May 30, 1967 (age 51)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationProducer, writer
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Sara Gilbert (2002–2011)
Liz Brixius (2013–2017)
Sophie Watts (2017–present)

Allison Beth Adler (born May 30, 1967) is an American-Canadian television producer and writer. She is best known as the co-creator of Supergirl, The New Normal and her work on Chuck and Family Guy.


Adler began her career by working on a TV series named Veronica's Closet in 1997. From 2001 to 2002, Adler produced 13 episodes of Family Guy[1] and 16 episodes of Just Shoot Me!; she was supervising producer for nine episodes of Still Standing. She was co-executive producer on various shows, including Life As We Know It, Women of a Certain Age, and Emily's Reasons Why Not.

Adler produced Chuck as co-executive and executive producer from 2007 to 2010. Adler then joined the ABC series No Ordinary Family in May 2010 and in 2011 became a part of Glee's writing team starting with the third season.[2] She and Glee creator Ryan Murphy co-created The New Normal, which she worked on until it was cancelled in May 2013.[3]

In 2015, Adler co-created Supergirl with Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. The show is based on Superman's female cousin, Kara Zor-El.[4] Adler is being represented by WME Entertainment Agency.[5] After two seasons, in 2017 Adler left Supergirl full-time to join The CW's reboot of Dynasty and sign a development deal with CBS Studios.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Adler was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 30, 1967. She later became an American citizen.

From 2001 to 2011, Adler was in a relationship with actress Sara Gilbert. They have two children—a son, Levi Hank, born to Adler in October 2004, and a daughter, Sawyer Jane, born to Gilbert on August 2, 2007. After the breakup they have joint custody of their two children.[7][8]

In 2013, Adler began dating producer and writer Liz Brixius. The couple got engaged in November 2014.[1] They broke up in May 2017.


  1. ^ a b Haber, Matt (June 3, 2015). "Ali Adler, Supergirl' Writer, Rescues the Sexually Befuddled Man". The New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 16, 2011). "'Glee': Six Join Writing Staff for Season 3". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 27, 2012). "NBC Picks Up 'New Normal' Family Comedy Pilot From Ryan Murphy And Allison Adler; Is Network Done With Half-Hour Orders?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "'Supergirl' Drama From Greg Berlanti & Ali Adler Lands CBS Series Commitment". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 13, 2011). "NBC Lands Comedy from 'Glee's' Ryan Murphy, Ali Adler". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-04-01. Murphy is repped by CAA; Adler is with WME.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 16, 2017). "'Supergirl' Co-Creator Ali Adler Inks CBS TV Studios Overall Deal, Joins 'Dynasty'". Deadline.
  7. ^ Jordan, Julie (August 24, 2011). "The Talk's Sara Gilbert, Partner Break Up". People.
  8. ^ "Sara Gilbert Gives Birth to Baby Girl". Fox News. August 13, 2007. Retrieved November 8, 2009.

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