Kerry Ehrin

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Kerry Ehrin
Born
Kerry Anne Ehrin

(1960-10-08) October 8, 1960 (age 58)
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Occupation
  • Screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1984–present
Children3

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 as a producer on the ABC comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. In 2011, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for her work as a producer on the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. From 2013 to 2017, Ehrin was also showrunner and co-creator of the critically acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel.

Personal life[edit]

Ehrin was born in Los Angeles, California,[2] and grew up in the Woodland Hills neighborhood with her sister, Mary.[1] She was educated at Agoura High School, from which she graduated in 1978. Ehrin studied literature, specializing in playwriting, at the University of California, Los Angeles, and wrote her thesis on the work of Lewis Carroll.[3]

She resides in Hidden Hills, California,[4] with her three children, daughter Shane and twin sons Alex and Nick.[1] The children's father is Mr. Wrong co-writer, Craig Munson.

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 in 1990. 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. She was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011.

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.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Functioned as Writing credits
Writer Producer Showrunner
1984 Fame Yes Episode: "Appearances"
1985 The Jetsons Yes Episode: "Little Bundle of Trouble"
1985 Growing Pains Yes Episode: "Dirt Bike"
1987 Newhart Yes Episode: "It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To"
1985–1989 Moonlighting Yes 13 episodes
1989–1990 The Wonder Years Yes Co-producer Episode: "She, My Friend and I"
1996 Mr. Wrong Yes
1999 Inspector Gadget Yes
1999 Cold Feet Yes Executive producer Yes 4 episodes
2000 Young Americans Yes Episode: "Kiss and Tell"
2003–2004 Boston Public Yes Consulting producer 6 episodes
2004–2005 Boston Legal Yes Consulting producer Episode: "Still Crazy After All These Years"
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Yes Consulting producer 12 episodes
2007 Bionic Woman Yes Episode: "Trust Issues"
2010–2012 Parenthood Yes Co-executive producer 7 episodes
2013–2017 Bates Motel Yes Executive producer Yes 23 episodes
2018 Rise Yes Consulting producer Episode: "What Flowers May Bloom"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award 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 [6][7]
2009 Nominated [8]
2010 Nominated [9]
2011 Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series 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 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kuperberg, Jonathan (March 2, 2015). "Ehrin Embraces Her Own 'Show Club'". Broadcasting & Cable.
  2. ^ "Person Details for Kerry A Ehrin, "California Birth Index, 1905–1995"". FamilySearch.
  3. ^ Heimbuch, Jeff (March 31, 2015). "Women in Focus 2015". Chapman University.
  4. ^ Balsamo-Gillis, Bella (May 16, 2014). "Behind the Scenes with Kerry Ehrin". Hidden Hills Magazine.
  5. ^ Doyle, Rebecca (October 29, 2014). "Joan Rivers, Julia Roberts, Shonda Rhimes Among WIN Award Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. 2007. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
  7. ^ Perry, Byron (December 12, 2007). "WGA announce TV, radio nominees". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
  8. ^ "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. 2008. Archived from the original on December 12, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  9. ^ Mitchell, Gregg; Goldman, Sherry (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  10. ^ "The WIN Awards – Women's Image Awards 2015 Nominees". Women's Image Network Awards. Retrieved December 9, 2015.

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