Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

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Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Born1977 (age 41–42)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesCherry Cheva, Cherry C., C.C.
Alma materYale University
New York University Law School
OccupationWriter, editor, producer, author, lawyer
Years active1998–present
Known forFamily Guy
"It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One" (2007) with Alex Borstein
She's So Money (2009)
DupliKate (2009)
Home townAnn Arbor, Michigan, U.S.

Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Thai: เชอร์รี่ ชีวประวัติดำรงค์; RTGSChoe-ri Chiwaprawatdamrong; /ˌvəprɑːvɪtˈdʌmrɒŋ/; born 1977), known as Cherry Cheva, is an American author, an executive producer of Family Guy and a co-executive producer of The Orville.

Personal life[edit]

Chevapravatdumrong, a Thai American, was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduating from Huron High School in 1995. She majored in psychology at Yale University,[1] where she wrote for The Yale Record, Yale's humor magazine.[2] She later earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University Law School, where she wrote for the comedic Law Revue.[3] During law school, she spent her summers working at law firms and her winter breaks waiting tables at her parents' restaurant.[4] She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing. Before working on Family Guy, she was a writer's assistant on Listen Up![1]

The Orville[edit]

  • "Firestorm" (Season 1, Episode 10) [5]
  • "Home" (Season 2, Episode 3) [6]
  • "Sanctuary" (Season 2, Episode 12) [7]

Family Guy[edit]

She is now the only female writer on Family Guy (a fact mentioned in the episode "Roasted Guy"), and also a co-executive producer. She released two young adult novels, She's So Money and DupliKate, under the name Cherry Cheva.[8]

Her last name was used in its entirety in the episode "And I'm Joyce Kinney" as the real last name of Joyce Kinney.

In the episode "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!", Peter breaks the fourth wall by rearranging the letters of her name in the opening credits to say "Chemotherapy vanguard vCr" (with one "r" left over, which he throws at Lois when she points this out).

In the episode "Dead Dog Walking", Peter again breaks the fourth wall by saying that her address is 11700 Hollywood Way, North Hollywood, CA 91065, and that she's also a lawyer.

In the episode "No Giggity No Doubt" Peter breaks the fourth wall by listing her name among examples of people (mainly other Family Guy characters, increasing in obscurity) who should go on an excursion with Meg. Stating "Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, that's how that name is pronounced."


As writer:

As executive story editor:

As story editor:

As co-producer:


  • It takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One. Harper. 2007. ISBN 0061143324. with Alex Borstein
  • She's So Money. Harper. 2009. ISBN 978-0061288531.
  • DupliKate. Harper. 2009. ISBN 978-0061288548.


  1. ^ a b Daniel Robert Epstein (2007-05-08). "Family Guy writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong". Suicide Girls. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. ^ The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record. December, 1995. p. 3.
  3. ^ Sheila Pursglove (2010-01-08). "Laugh Track Lawyer". LegalNews. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  4. ^ "Interview: Cherry Cheva". Bildungsroman. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  5. ^ The_Orville
  6. ^ The_Orville
  7. ^ The_Orville
  8. ^ "Birthday Extravaganza: Cherry Cheva". Chick Lit Teens. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2010-01-03.

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