Emily Spivey

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Emily Spivey
BornSeptember 29, 1971
Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina

Emily Spivey (born September 29, 1971)[1] is an American television writer and producer and creator of the series Up All Night. She previously worked as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2010. She won an Emmy Award in 2002 and a WGA Award in 2008, both for her work on Saturday Night Live.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Spivey was born in Statesville, North Carolina and grew up in High Point, North Carolina.[3] She graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her masters degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.[4]


In Los Angeles, she joined The Groundlings. Spivey wrote for the show King of the Hill which she left to go write for Saturday Night Live in 2001.[5][4] In addition to writing the script, Spivey is also part of the ensemble cast of the Netflix movie Wine Country.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Spivey is married to film editor Scott Philbrook. They have a son born in 2009.[4]

Writing credits[edit]


  1. ^ "TV's Wonder Women". Elle.com. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  2. ^ "Emily Spivey". Eemilyspivey.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7FF1-RRW2
  4. ^ a b c Tomlin, Jimmy (September 13, 2011). "Former High Pointer Is Creator Of New NBC Sitcom". WXII. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "PG Interview: Emily Spivey of "Up All Night"". PopGurls. March 15, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Beresford, Trilby (May 9, 2019). "'Wine Country' Writers Share How 'SNL' Training Led to Amy Poehler Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2019.

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