This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (November 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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 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 four-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. In 2019, she was awarded the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Screenplay for an episode of "The Haunting of Hill House" she wrote entitled "The Bent-Neck Lady."
- Jelliff, C. (2014). "Star-Crossed creator talks background, previews new series" Curiata.com.
- Nellie Andreeva, "‘Star-Crossed’ Creator Meredith Averill Signs Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios", Deadline Hollywood, May 29, 2013.
- Daniel Doperalski, "10 TV Writers to Watch", Variety, June 11, 2013.