Michelle King

American television producer
Michelle King
Robert King and Michelle King at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Robert and Michelle King at the 2015 PaleyFest presentation for The Good Wife
Born 1962
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Robert King (1987-present)
Children 1

Michelle King (née Stern; born 1958[1]) is an American television writer and producer. She is married to Robert King, who is also her writing partner. The couple created the legal drama series The Good Wife, which earned them a Writers Guild of America Award. They have also created the comedy-drama BrainDead.

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Early lifeEdit

Michelle is Jewish. She met Robert in 1983 when as a senior at UCLA she worked part time at FrontRunners athletic shoe store. The couple married in 1987. They have one daughter, Sophia.[2][3]

CareerEdit

Michelle King, with her husband, co-created the short-lived drama series In Justice in 2006. The series aired as a mid-season replacement on ABC. As well as the pilot, King co-wrote the episode "Golden Boy". The series was not renewed after completing a thirteen episode first season.

The Kings co-created a second legal drama series entitled The Good Wife.[4] They served as executive producers for the series. As well as the pilot episode they co-wrote the episodes "Stripped,"[5] "Unorthodox,"[6] "Hi,"[7] and twelve other episodes. King and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series for The Good Wife.[8]

Michelle King with her husband Robert also created and produce the thriller drama series BrainDead, which aired on CBS on June 13, 2016 - October 17, 2016 before it was cancelled.[9] The couple then returned as showrunners on The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hans Georg Stern, 89, Former PaliHi Teacher - Palisadian Post". Palisadian Post. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  2. ^ Lynch, Jason (2014-03-09). "The Great Marriage Behind 'The Good Wife'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  3. ^ Tassler, Nina (2016-04-05). What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781476734675. 
  4. ^ Charles McDougall (director); Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (September 22, 2009). "Pilot". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 1. CBS. 
  5. ^ Charles McDougall (director); Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (September 29, 2009). "Stripped". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 2. CBS. 
  6. ^ John Polson (director); Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (2009-11-10). "Unorthodox". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 7. CBS. 
  7. ^ John Gallagher (director); Michelle King, Robert King & Barry Schkolnick (writers) (February 9, 2010). "Hi". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 14. CBS. 
  8. ^ Gregg Mitchell, Sherry Goldman (2010). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced" (Press Release). Writers Guild of America. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael; Ausiello, Michael (2016-10-18). "BrainDead, American Gothic Not Returning for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 

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