Megan Amram

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Megan Amram
Megan Amram in 2012 (cropped).jpg
Amram in 2012
Born (1987-09-03) September 3, 1987 (age 31)
United States
Medium
  • Television
  • internet
NationalityAmerican
EducationCatlin Gabel School
Alma materHarvard University
Genres
Notable works and rolesAn Emmy for Megan
Websiteanemmyformegan.com

Megan Amram (born September 3, 1987) is an Emmy-nominated American comedy writer and performer currently working on the NBC series The Good Place.[1] She became well known after 2010 through her Twitter account.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Amram grew up in Portland, Oregon, and was educated at Catlin Gabel School and Harvard University where she graduated in 2010.[3] While at Harvard, Amram wrote two of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals' comedy drag shows.[4] She studied violin for twenty years, and appeared as a violinist in an October 2018 episode of The Good Place, a sitcom on which she is a staff writer.[5]

Career[edit]

Previously, Amram was a writer on the acclaimed Amazon series Transparent, HBO's Silicon Valley, and the final three seasons of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Her other past credits include writing for Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, Fox's The Simpsons, Comedy Central's Kroll Show, the 90th and 83rd Annual Academy Awards, the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the Disney Channel and contributing to Funny Or Die and Comedy Central's Celebrity Roasts. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Vulture, Vice Magazine and The Awl, among others, and her first book Science... For Her! was published in November 2015 by Simon & Schuster.

Along with her work as a writer, Amram has occasionally ventured into acting, with a 2011 appearance on RuPaul's Drag U and more recently with her Emmy-nominated 2018 web series An Emmy for Megan.[6] Amram appeared on The CW musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in an episode titled "I Need Some Balance" in January 2019.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Amram currently resides in Los Angeles. Since May 2017, she has tweeted "Today was the day Donald trump finally became president" every day.[5]

In 2019, Amram joined other WGA writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Writer Producer Notes
2019 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend No No Actor - 1 episode
2018-2019 The Simpsons Yes Yes Consulting producer - 1 episode; writer - 2 episodes
2018 An Emmy for Megan Yes Yes Executive producer - 6 episodes; writer - 6 episodes
2018 90th Academy Awards Yes Writer - special material
2016–2018 The Good Place Yes Yes Producer - 13 episodes; supervising producer - 12 episodes; writer - 5 episodes
2016 Silicon Valley Yes Yes Co-producer - 10 episodes; writer - 1 episode
2015–2016 Childrens Hospital Yes Writer - 3 episodes
2012–2015 Parks and Recreation Yes Writer - 5 episodes
2013 Sketchy Yes Writer - 1 episode
2013 Kroll Show Yes Writer - 8 episodes
2012 2012 MTV Movie Awards Yes
2011–2012 A.N.T. Farm Yes Writer - 1 episode; staff writer - 6 episodes
2011 RuPaul's Drag U As contestant Smokey St. James - 1 episode
2011 83rd Academy Awards Yes Writer - special material

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series An Emmy for Megan Nominated [9]
Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series An Emmy for Megan Nominated [10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Amram, Megan (April 30, 2018). "Captain's Log". Shouts & Murmurs. The New Yorker. XX (X): XX.
  • Amram, Megan (September 11, 2017). "Jared Kushner's Harvard Admissions Essay". Shouts & Murmurs. The New Yorker. XX (X): XX.
  • Amram, Megan (May 25, 2017). "Eulogy for America". Daily Shouts. The New Yorker. XX (X): XX.
  • Amram, Megan (November 7, 2016). "Trump's American Girl Dolls". Shouts & Murmurs. The New Yorker. 92 (36): 27.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Megan Amram on IMDb
  2. ^ Cantor, Hallie. "Twitter's Megan Amram on Nightmare Hipster Comedy and Her Internet Encounter With Rosie O'Donnell". Splitsider. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. ^ "July 2015, Megan Amram '10". Harvardwood. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Pudding Caught Red-Handed with Plans for New Show | Arts | The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  5. ^ a b "Megan Amram Wants to Win a Grammy After Her Good Place Cameo". Vulture. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. ^ Keeley, Pete. "'The Good Place' Writer Megan Amram on Her New Web Series 'An Emmy for Megan'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  7. ^ Shoemaker, Allison (January 11, 2018). "A perfect Crazy Ex-Girlfriend both disrupts and strikes a delicate balance". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Writers Share Signed Termination Letters As Mass Firing Of Agents Begins After WGA-ATA Talks Fail". Deadline.
  9. ^ "Nominees/Winners". Television Academy. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  10. ^ "Nominees/Winners". Television Academy. Retrieved 2018-09-09.

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