Halley Gross

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Halley Gross
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Gross in 2019
Halley Wegryn Gross

(1985-12-27) December 27, 1985 (age 35)
Years active2006–present
Notable work
The Last of Us Part II

Halley Wegryn Gross (born December 27, 1985) is an American screenwriter, known for writing episodes of the television series Westworld and for co-writing the video game, The Last of Us Part II.

Early life[edit]

Halley Gross was born in Florida and grew up in New Jersey. She was a former child actor, most often making appearances in the television show, Law & Order. According to the Los Angeles Times, in college she wanted to become a comedian, but found that comedy "made her uncomfortable".[1]

Gross attended Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University as an undergraduate.[1] She graduated with a degree in creative writing in 2008 and then, in 2010, a master's degree in dramaturgy at New York University.[2]

Gross was a writer and story editor for multiple episodes of the HBO television series "Westworld".[3] She was also a writer for the 2019 Amazon miniseries Too Old to Die Young.[4]




  1. ^ a b Martens, Todd (18 June 2020). "Inside 2020's most anticipated — and targeted — game: violence, a virus, an LGBTQ love story". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Halley Wegryn Gross - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  3. ^ "Writing The Apocalypse: Talking To Halley Gross Of The Last Of Us Part II". CGMagazine. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  4. ^ a b Schindel, Dan (22 July 2019). "A Comics Convention Sets the Stage for a Layered Crime Story". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  5. ^ "The Last of Us 2 Brings on Westworld Writer; Story Described as "Intense"". GameSpot. Retrieved 2019-05-30.