Dahvi Waller is a Canadian screenwriter and television producer. The recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award and three Writers Guild of America Awards, she is best known for her work on the television series Mad Men and the television miniseries Mrs. America.
Life and career
Born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Harold Myron Waller, a professor of political science at McGill University, and Diane Goodman, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Princeton University.
From 2003 to 2004, Waller began working as one of the directors for the reality TV show Switched Up!, which aired on ABC.
From 2006 to 2008, she joined the crew of Desperate Housewives as a staff writer, and for the third season of the show she joined Josh Senter and Jenna Bans on the show's team of story editors. She has writing credits on six episodes of the show.
Waller joined the AMC drama series Mad Men in 2009 as a co-producer for the show's third season and was a producer for the series' fourth season. In addition to her role as a producer, she also wrote 2 episodes of the Emmy winning drama alongside show runner and creator Matthew Weiner and one episode alongside Weiner and writer Kater Gordon.
She shared the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011 with Mad Men's production team.
Waller was also among those nominated for a Producer's Guild Award (PGA) in 2011 for her work on Mad Men.
Waller has worked as a supervising producer and co-executive producer on the AMC Original Series Halt and Catch Fire in 2014 and 2015. In 2020, she created the FX-on-Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, which had its series premiere on April 15.
She has also written for the stage, with her one act play Between Movements debuting in 2012 as part of an initiative called Unscreened in conjunction with the Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
|"First...Do No Harm"||2005||Writer, with Anya Epstein|
|"Thank You So Much"||2006||Writer|
|"Sweetheart, I Have to Confess"||2006||Writer, with Josh Senter|
|"Beautiful Girls"||2006||Writer, with Susan Nirah Jaffee|
|"God, That's Good"||2007||Writer, with Josh Senter|
|"Now I Know, Don't Be Scared"||2007||Writer, with Susan Nirah Jaffee|
|"Opening Doors"||2008||Writer, with Jordon Nardino|
|"The Humanitarian"||2008||Writer, with Wendy Mericle|
|"Two Ministers"||2008||Writer, with Wendy Mericle|
|"My Old Kentucky Home"||2009||Writer, with Matthew Weiner|
|"Wee Small Hours"||2009||Writer, with Matthew Weiner|
|"The Beautiful Girls"||2010||Writer, with Matthew Weiner|
Halt And Catch Fire
|Play With Friends||2015||Writer, with Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers|
|The 214's||2014||Writer, with Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers, Zach Whedon and Jamie Pachino|
|Adventure||2014||Writer, with Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers and Jamie Pachino|
|Drop King||2015||Writer, with Adam Armus, Nora K Foster and Peter Horton|
|Mrs. America miniseries||2020||Creator|
- Between Movements (2012)
- "Dahvi Waller". The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society.
The Montreal native earned her B.A. in History from Princeton University
- Elizabeth Lumley. Canadian Who's Who 2003. University of Toronto Press. p. 1405.
- Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Writers Guild Awards - 2010 Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. 2010. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- Kehe, Jason (February 15, 2012). "The Spotlight: Dahvi Waller on 'Unscreened' at the Lillian Theatre". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 27, 2012.