Katie Dippold

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Katie Dippold
Born (1980-01-10) January 10, 1980 (age 41)
Alma materRutgers University (B.A.J.)[1]
  • Screenwriter
  • actress
  • comedian
Years active2004–present

Katie Dippold is a screenwriter, actress, and comedian. She was a writer on the NBC series Parks and Recreation and wrote The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.

Life and career[edit]

Dippold was born and raised in Freehold Township, New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in journalism.[2][3]

After graduating college, Dippold started a career in improvisational comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCBT) in New York City. She wrote and performed in various stage shows at the UCBT in New York City and still continues to perform improv on stage at the UCBT's venue in Los Angeles. She is a part of improv groups "The Smokes" and "Reuben Starship".[3] Dippold has appeared as a sketch regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and was a cast member on the MTV comedic prank series Boiling Points. In 2006, she became a writer for the twelfth season of MADtv and was also a co-producer during its fourteenth season. In 2009, she joined the writing staff of Parks and Recreation where she worked for several seasons.

Dippold wrote the screenplay for the comedic film The Heat (2013), starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and directed by Paul Feig.[4] Dippold and director Feig co-wrote the 2016 Ghostbusters all-female reboot.[4] She also worked on the writing for the Disney re-worked adaptation of The Haunted Mansion.[5]

She was listed in 2012 under "10 Screenwriters to Watch" by Variety[6] and "13 People to Look Out For in 2013" in Interview.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Dippold is in a long-term relationship with film studio executive Drew Crevello.[4]



Year Film Writer Role Notes
2013 The Heat Yes ER Nurse People's Choice Awards 2014 - Winner - Best Comedy

2014 American Comedy Awards - Winner - Best Screenplay

2015 Spy Katherine
2016 Ghostbusters Co-writer Rental Agent 2017 Hugo Awards - Nominated - Best Dramatic Presentation, Long-Form
2017 Snatched Yes Shopper


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Boiling Points Series regular
2006 Munchies Byte Episode: "Munchies"
2006–2009 Mad TV Wrote 54 episodes
2007 Fat Guy Stuck in Internet Byte 8 episodes
2009–2013 Parks and Recreation Mindy Marfan / Woman in Line Also writer and co-producer
2010 Players Jackie Episode: "Teardrop Angels"
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Janet Villalobos Episode: "Rainn Wilson Wears a Short Sleeved Plaid Shirt & Colorful Sneakers"
2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Diane Episode: "The Wednesday Incident"

Episodes of Parks and Recreation[edit]


  1. ^ Maurer, Mark (February 15, 2012). "'Parks and Recreation' co-producer, writer Katie Dippold: Making people laugh". NJ.com. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Maurer, Mark. "'Parks and Recreation' co-producer, writer Katie Dippold: Making people laugh", The Star-Ledger, February 15, 2012. Accessed June 22, 2015. "Parks and Recreation co-producer and staff writer Katie Dippold, a Freehold Township native and Rutgers alumna."
  3. ^ a b "UCB Theatre • Katie Dippold". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Day, Elizabeth (June 24, 2016). "Ghostbusters writer Katie Dippold: 'They said it was the worst movie ever before I'd written a word'". Daily Telegraph.
  5. ^ "A New Haunted Mansion Movie Is In The Works With Ghostbusters Writer Katie Dippold". Empire. 2020-08-30. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  6. ^ Brodsky, Katherine (November 20, 2012). "10 Screenwriters to Watch to be honored at Whistler Film Fest". Variety.
  7. ^ Symonds, Alexandria (December 18, 2012). "THE LA HEAT: KATIE DIPPOLD". Interview.

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