Lizzy Weiss

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Lizzy Weiss
Born Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer, television writer
Years active 2000–present

Lizzy Weiss is an American screenwriter, television producer and television writer.

Weiss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women’s Studies she continued her education in New York University and got an M.A. in Communication in 1993.

After she finished her schooling she did a number of writing jobs until in 1999 Weiss wrote for the MTV original film Holding Patterns. This was the first time that she was paid for her writing. Although the film did not air, she was hired again by MTV to write for the TV series Undressed.

While writing for MTV she was given an article called Surf Girls of Maui from Outside magazine. She wrote a script for a film that was similar to the article. After John Stockwell was hired to direct the film Blue Crush, Weiss was chosen to write for the film.

Weiss' other television credits include Cashmere Mafia and the ABC Family series Switched at Birth, in which she is creator and executive producer.[1]

In 2012, Weiss won the 2012 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Producer for Switched at Birth.[2] Switched at Birth was also honored with 2013 Peabody Award.


  1. ^ "ABC Family Announces Pick-Up of "Switched at Birth," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" and "The Great State of Georgia"". The Futon Critic. January 31, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2012 Gracie Awards". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 

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