Kerry Anne Ehrin
October 8, 1960
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
Kerry Anne Ehrin (born October 8, 1960) 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.
Ehrin was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in the Woodland Hills neighborhood with her sister, Mary. 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.
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.
Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)
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.
Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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.
|Year||Title||Functioned as||Writing credits|
|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"|
|1989–1990||The Wonder Years||Yes||Co-producer||Episode: "She, My Friend and I"|
|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
|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|||
|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|||
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