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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 will star Rosario Dawson.[6]

Andy Greenwald
Andy Greenwald 1.jpg
Born (1977-05-19) May 19, 1977 (age 42)
Philadelphia, PA
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter, podcast host
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBrown University, AB
SubjectMusic, Television
Children2
Website
web.archive.org/web/20051214161029/http://www.andygreenwald.com:80/

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 stood up 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]

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ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ Casselberry, Ian (2015-11-06). "Andy Greenwald and his podcasts reunite with Bill Simmons". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik; 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. Decider.com. 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; 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". www.brownalumnimagazine.com. 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, Andy Greenwald and Chris (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". www.theringer.com. 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.