Michele Val Jean (b. 1950s) is an American television writer on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

CareerEdit

In 2000 she was promoted, alongside Elizabeth Korte, to the post of head writer, making her the first African American in the history of daytime television serials to hold the post. [1]

Val Jean wrote the critically acclaimed 1998 re-visitation of Luke Spencer's rape of Laura Spencer, the rape of Elizabeth Webber, Luke and Laura Spencer's 2006 wedding.

Since 2012 she is a script writer of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Positions heldEdit

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  • Script writer: January 16, 2012 – present

General Hospital

  • Occasional breakdown writer: February 2007 – December 26, 2007
  • Co-head writer: January 2001 – April 2001
  • Breakdown writer: 1996–2000
  • Occasional script writer: 1996–2000
  • Script writer: 1993–1996, 2002 – December 21, 2007, April 7, 2008 – January 10, 2012
  • Script editor: 1993–1995 (hired by Claire Labine)

Generations (hired by Sally Sussman Morina)

  • Script Writer: 1989–1990

Port Charles

  • Occasional Script Writer: 1997–1998

Santa Barbara (hired by Bridget and Jerome Dobson)

  • Breakdown writer: 1992–1993
  • Script Writer: 1991
  • Script Editor: 1992–1993

Jake and the Fatman

Awards and nominationsEdit

Val Jean has been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards.

Writers Guild Of America Award

  • 1993–1998 seasons, 6 nominations for General Hospital
  • 1991 and 1992 seasons, 2 nominations for Santa Barbara

TV Guide

  • Best Daytime Soap Writer (2004, 2006 & 2007)

Head writer tenuresEdit

Preceded by
Robert Guza Jr.
Co-head writer of General Hospital
(with Elizabeth Korte)

January – April 2001
Succeeded by
Megan McTavish

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