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She began her career as an assistant to TV writer/producers André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, then became a writer for the ABC Family mini-series Samurai Girl, ABC's Life on Mars and ABC's Happy Town. Averill then spent three years on CBS's The Good Wife as a writer and producer.
After Star-Crossed's cancellation, she then went on to work as a Co-Executive Producer for the CW's "Jane the Virgin" and CBS's "Pure Genius". She served as the Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer for Netflix's upcoming series "The Haunting of Hill House". She currently serves as the Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer for Netflix's adaptation of "Locke & Key", which she developed for television along with Carlton Cuse and Aron Eli Coleite.
Averill is a two-time Golden Globe nominee and a three-time nominee of the Writers Guild of America Award. She was chosen as one of Variety's Top 10 TV Writers to Watch for 2013.
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