Andy Greenwald

Andy Greenwald (born May 19, 1977) is an American author, critic, podcaster,[1] screenwriter, and television producer.[2][3] From 2011 to 2015, he was a staff writer and principal TV writer for Bill Simmons' ESPN website Grantland.[4] Beginning in 2016, Greenwald worked as a screenwriter on the superhero TV show Legion.[3] In 2018, Greenwald and Sam Esmail had their adaptation of the book Briarpatch ordered to series on USA Network.[5] Greenwald is both a writer and executive producer on the show, which stars Rosario Dawson.[6]

Andy Greenwald
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Born (1977-05-19) May 19, 1977 (age 43)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter, podcast host
Alma materBrown University, AB
SubjectMusic, Television

Life and careerEdit

Greenwald grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Friends' Central School in Philadelphia and Brown University in Providence.[7] He is married to an attorney and has two daughters.[8][9]

Beginning in 2013, Greenwald began podcasting with his best friend and pop culture writer Chris Ryan as part of the Grantland suite of content.[10] He hosted both the "Andy Greenwald Podcast" and the "Hollywood Prospectus Podcast" for that website. Once Simmons started The Ringer in Los Angeles, both Greenwald and Ryan began co-hosting "The Watch" on the Ringer podcast network.[11]

In 2016, he and Chris Ryan switched from audio-only to also appearing in video when they co-hosted After the Thrones on HBO, as well as Hacking Robot on USA Network.[12]

Previously, Greenwald was a senior contributing writer at Spin, and has also written for such publications as The Washington Post, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, MTV Magazine, Complex, and Magnet.[12] He is the author of the books Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo[13] and Miss Misery: A Novel.[7]


  1. ^ Casselberry, Ian (2015-11-06). "Andy Greenwald and his podcasts reunite with Bill Simmons". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2019-06-06). "'Briarpatch': Kim Dickens Joins USA Crime Anthology As Series Regular". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  3. ^ a b Cobb, Kayla (2017-02-22). "From Grantland Critic To TV Writer: Andy Greenwald Discusses His Journey To 'Legion'". Decider. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  4. ^ Holmes, Dave (2017-03-29). "How an Unconventional Career Shift Helped Create 'Legion', TV's Most Unconventional Superhero Show". Esquire. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  5. ^ "The Watch: Our Mid-2019 TV Superlatives, Plus: 'Dark' Season 2 | The Watch on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (2019-06-24). "'Briarpatch': Ed Asner & Alan Cumming To Recur On USA Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  7. ^ a b "Class of 1999". Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  8. ^ Tishgart, Sierra (2017-06-03). "Andy Greenwald Craves Herr's Potato Chips at Inopportune Times". Grub Street. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  9. ^ Wolff, Zoë (2007-06-03). "North American Songbird". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  10. ^ Ryan, Chris; Greenwald, Andy (2013-11-27). "Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Talking About Emo Music, With Special Guests Geoff Rickly, Jim Adkins, and Chris Carrabba". Grantland. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  11. ^ "The Watch - The Ringer". Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  12. ^ a b Petski, Denise (2016-07-08). "'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Gets More Episodes; Andy Greenwald To Host Live Aftershow – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  13. ^ Fallon, Claire (2017-04-25). "A History Of All-Girl Bands And The Rock World That Tried To Keep Them Out". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-05-19.

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