Cathryn Michon

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Cathryn Michon
Cathryn Headshot 2019.jpg
OccupationScreenwriter, playwright, author, comedian, blogger, actress
Known forThe Grrl Genius Club, A Dog's Purpose
Spouse(s)W. Bruce Cameron

Cathryn Michon is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, actress, writer, blogger and stand-up comic.[1][2][3][4] She has been featured at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Toyota Comedy Festival and the Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival.[5]


Her touring stand-up performance The Grrl Genius Club, as well as a subsequent novel sharing the same name, The Grrl Genius Guide to Life (HarperCollins, July 2001), lead to a television hosting stint on AMC's similarly titled Grrl Genius at the Movies[6] and a second novel entry titled The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex with Other People (St. Martin's Press, January 2004), all garnering positive receptions nationwide.[7][8][9][10]

Her TV writing credits include Designing Women, China Beach, Sisters, South Park and Diagnosis Murder. She performed at Chicago’s The Second City,[11] which led to multiple roles in regional theaters, Off Broadway and on TV. She has guest starred on television series on ABC, CBS, HBO and AMC.

She was the co-writer, co-producer, co-director, and star of the movie Cook Off!, which completed principal photography in 2005 and premiered in February 2007 at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.[12] Other projects include the 2014 film Muffin Top: A Love Story, in which she starred, wrote and directed, the 2017 film A Dog's Purpose and the upcoming film A Dog's Journey, both of which she co-wrote[13].


She is the author of the "Grrl Genius Guidebooks": The Grrl Genius Guide to Life (HarperCollins, July 2001) and The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex with Other People (St. Martin's Press, January 2004.)

Michon is the author of Jane Austen’s Little Advice Book (co-written with Pam Norris) and co-wrote Eight Human Talents: The Yoga Way to Restore The Balance and Serenity Within You with Gurmukh.


Michon wrote columns for [14] and has a blog on that same site entitled "Adventures of a Grrl Genius" [15]


  1. ^ Computers, Geiger (2015-02-12). "Gutsy Gals Inspire Me® Film Awards | The Berkshire Edge Calendar". The Berkshire Edge Calendar. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  2. ^ "Humor writer of the month - Erma Bombeck". Erma Bombeck. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  3. ^ "Telly Awards | Open for Entries". Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  4. ^ "Orange County Press Club's Excellence in Journalism Day hosted by Chapman - Nine Pulitzer, three Emmy winners featured among line-up of media all-stars". Happenings. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  5. ^ "The Toyota Comedy Festival Schedule". The New York Times. 2002-06-07. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  6. ^ "AMC Premieres New Weekly Programming Strand on October 1 – 'Grrl Genius' hosted by Author Cathryn Michon | AMC Networks Inc". Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  7. ^ "8 pm: Comedy". Los Angeles Times. 1999-10-07. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  8. ^ Clay, Jennifer. "Review: 'The Grrl Genius Club'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  9. ^ "The Grrl Genius Guide To Life". Goodreads. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  10. ^ "The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (with Other People)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  11. ^ "Competing For Laughs, `Harold` Fills House". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  12. ^ Bond, Nick (September 21, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy's latest film is actually 10 years old". Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  13. ^ "A Dog's Journey (2019) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  14. ^ "Love Advice for Singles and Couples at". Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  15. ^ iVillage Blogs: Tales of dating, mating, motherhood and more at iVillage Archived 2007-06-14 at the Wayback Machine

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