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Andy Greenwald (born May 19, 1977) is an author, critic, podcaster,[1] and screenwriter.[2] From 2011 to 2015, he was a staff writer and principal TV writer for Grantland.[3] Previously, he 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. He is the author of the books Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo[4] and Miss Misery: A Novel.

Andy Greenwald
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Born (1977-05-19) May 19, 1977 (age 42)
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. He is married and has two daughters.[5]

In 2016, he co-hosted After the Thrones on HBO along with Chris Ryan, as well as Hacking Robot on USA Network.[6] Greenwald also hosted the "Andy Greenwald Podcast" and currently co-hosts "The Watch" on Bill Simmons' The Ringer podcast network.[7]

In 2016 and 2017, Greenwald worked as a screenwriter on the superhero TV show Legion.[2]

In 2018, Greenwald and Sam Esmail had their adaptation of the book "Briarpatch" ordered to series on USA.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Casselberry, Ian (2015-11-06). "Andy Greenwald and his podcasts reunite with Bill Simmons". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Holmes, Dave (2017-03-29). "How an Unconventional Career Shift Helped Create 'Legion', TV's Most Unconventional Superhero Show". Esquire. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Tishgart, Sierra (2017-06-03). "Andy Greenwald Craves Herr's Potato Chips at Inopportune Times". Grub Street. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-07-08). "'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Gets More Episodes; Andy Greenwald To Host Live Aftershow – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  7. ^ "The Watch - The Ringer". Retrieved 2019-06-14.