Maiya Williams

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Maiya Williams
Born (1962-12-18) December 18, 1962 (age 54)
Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer, author
Spouse(s) Patric M. Verrone

Maiya Williams (born December 18, 1962 in Corvallis, Oregon) is an American author, television producer, and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

The daughter of a forester, Williams grew up in New Haven, Connecticut and Berkeley, California. She attended Berkeley High School, and graduated from Harvard College in 1984 where she was the first African-American officer of The Harvard Lampoon.[1]


Williams has written and produced various television series including Roc, Amen, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Wayans Bros., MAD TV, Rugrats, Futurama and The Haunted Hathaways.[2]

Williams wrote her first book for children, The Golden Hour, in 2004. A time travel adventure set in the French Revolution, it was followed by The Hour of the Cobra (2006), set in ancient Egypt, and The Hour of the Outlaw (2007), set in nineteenth century California. The Fizzy Whiz Kid: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Nobody, a contemporary cautionary tale about fame, was published in 2010. Her most recent book is Middle School Cool (2014).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Williams lives in Pacific Palisades with TV writer Patric M. Verrone, their children, and dog.[4]