Michelle King

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Michelle King
Robert King and Michelle King at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Robert and Michelle King at the 2015 PaleyFest presentation for The Good Wife
Born 1958
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Robert King - 1987
Children 1

Michelle King (neé Stern; born 1958[1]) is an American television writer and producer. She is married to Robert King, who is also her writing partner. The couple created the legal drama series The Good Wife, which earned them a Writers Guild of America Award. They have also created the comedy-drama BrainDead.

Early life[edit]

Michelle is Jewish. She met Robert in 1983 when as a senior at UCLA she worked part time at FrontRunners athletic shoe store. The couple married in 1987. They have one daughter, Sophia.[2]


Michelle King, with her husband, co-created the short-lived drama series In Justice in 2006. The series aired as a mid-season replacement on ABC. As well as the pilot, King co-wrote the episode "Golden Boy". The series was not renewed after completing a thirteen episode first season.

The Kings co-created a second legal drama series entitled The Good Wife.[3] They served as executive producers for the series. As well as the pilot episode they co-wrote the episodes "Stripped,"[4] "Unorthodox,"[5] "Hi,"[6] and twelve other episodes. King and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series for The Good Wife.[7] Robert and Michelle King also created and produce the thriller drama series BrainDead, which premiered on CBS on June 13, 2016.


  1. ^ https://www.palipost.com/hans-georg-stern-89-former-palihi-teacher/
  2. ^ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/09/the-great-marriage-behind-the-good-wife.html
  3. ^ Charles McDougall (director); Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (September 22, 2009). "Pilot". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 1. CBS. 
  4. ^ Charles McDougall (director); Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (September 29, 2009). "Stripped". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 2. CBS. 
  5. ^ John Polson (director); Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (2009-11-10). "Unorthodox". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 7. CBS. 
  6. ^ John Gallagher (director); Michelle King, Robert King & Barry Schkolnick (writers) (February 9, 2010). "Hi". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 14. CBS. 
  7. ^ Gregg Mitchell, Sherry Goldman (2010). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced" (Press Release). Writers Guild of America. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 

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