Kerry Ehrin

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Kerry Ehrin
Born Kerry Anne Ehrin
(1960-10-08) October 8, 1960 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California. U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation
  • Screenwriter
  • producer
Years active 1984–present
Children 3

Kerry Anne Ehrin (born October 8, 1960)[1] is an American screenwriter, showrunner, and producer. In 1990, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for her work on the ABC comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. From 2006 until its ending in 2011, she worked as a consulting producer on the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. She was a showrunner of the A&E drama series Bates Motel, which aired from 2013 to 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Ehrin was born in Los Angeles.[2] She was educated at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, California, from which she graduated in 1978. Ehrin went on to study playwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles.[3] She has three children with Mr. Wrong co-writer Craig Munson: daughter Shane, and twin sons Alex and Nicky.

Career[edit]

Beginnings (1989–2005)[edit]

In 1989, Ehrin began her career as a writer and co-producer on the ABC comedy-drama mystery series Moonlighting and the ABC comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. For the latter, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. She next served as a consulting producer and writer on the Fox drama series Boston Public from 2003 to 2004, and on the ABC legal drama series Boston Legal from 2004 to 2005.

Ehrin also co-wrote the screenplays of the 1996 comedy film Mr. Wrong and the 1999 action adventure film Inspector Gadget.

Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)[edit]

Ehrin was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series at the 2007 ceremony, for her work as a consulting producer and writer on the first season of Friday Night Lights. She was subsequently nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series for three consecutive years: at the 2008 ceremony, the 2009 ceremony, and at the 2010 ceremony.

Parenthood (2011–2012)[edit]

From 2011 to 2012, Ehrin served as a co-executive producer and writer on the NBC drama series Parenthood.

Bates Motel (2013–2017)[edit]

Ehrin, alongside Carlton Cuse and Anthony Cipriano, developed the Psycho contemporary prequel series Bates Motel for the American cable network A&E. The series began airing in March 2013 and concluded its run in April 2017. Ehrin served as showrunner, lead writer, and an executive producer for the series. In 2014, she was nominated for Best Drama Series Produced by a Woman at the Women's Image Network Awards for her work on the series.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
1990 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series The Wonder Years Nominated
2007 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series Friday Night Lights Nominated
2008 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series Nominated [5][6]
2009 Nominated [7]
2010 Nominated [8]
2011 Nominated
Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Writing in a Drama Series Nominated
2012 Humanitas Prize for Best 60 Minute Network or Syndicated Television Parenthood Nominated
2014 Women's Image Network Award for Best Drama Series Produced by a Woman Bates Motel Nominated [9]

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