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Allan Heinberg (born June 29, 1967) is an American film screenwriter, television writer and producer and comic book writer.

Allan Heinberg
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Allan Heinberg at Belmont University in 2017
Born (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967 (age 51)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer

Heinberg is the screenwriter of the film Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins. His television writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party Of Five, Sex And The City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, Looking, and Scandal. Most recently, Heinberg developed, wrote, and ran ABC’s The Catch, starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause. For Marvel Comics, Heinberg created and wrote Young Avengers and its sequel, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade with co-creator/artist Jim Cheung. For DC Comics, Heinberg co-wrote JLA: Crisis Of Conscience with Geoff Johns (art by Chris Batista), and re-launched Wonder Woman with artists Terry and Rachel Dodson.


Childhood and educationEdit

Heinberg is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Yale University class of 1989. He was in Morse College. Heinberg acted in the Broadway cast of Laughter on the 23rd Floor and appeared off-Broadway in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh and the Vineyard Theatre's production of Bob Merrill's Hannah...1939 starring Julie Wilson.[1]



Heinberg's Young Avengers was a sales success and fan favorite for Marvel Comics. The series also gained favorable press for its inclusions of two gay characters, Wiccan and the alien Hulkling. Heinberg himself is openly gay.[2][3] He returned to write for the Young Avengers during the Children's Crusade storyline.

After co-writing a 5-issue arc of DC Comics's JLA with Geoff Johns, Heinberg and artist Terry Dodson relaunched Wonder Woman following the "Infinite Crisis" mini-series.


On television, Heinberg worked on The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, Looking, Scandal and The Catch, and served as Executive Producer of The CW's pilot for their Wonder Woman origin series Amazon in 2012, but the pilot was not picked up to series.[4]


Heinberg wrote the screenplay for the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman, as well as co-wrote the story with Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs.[5]


  1. ^ "'Sex and the City' writer to be guest at master's tea". Yale Bulletin and Calendar. 2004-11-05. Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Young love?". The Advocate. 2005-05-24. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  3. ^ Figuracion, Neil (2005-11-04). "Who The #*&% Is Allan Heinberg? - Part 3". Broken Frontier. Archived from the original on 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  4. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (2012-11-29). "The CW's 'Wonder Woman' pilot gets a twist: No more Diana Prince?". Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Warner Bros. Pictures brings Hero's and Magic". 

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Preceded by
Greg Rucka
Wonder Woman writer
Succeeded by
Will Pfeifer