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The creator and one of the co-executive producers of My So-Called Life. She was also a writer on the show and acted in three episodes playing Ms. Cathy Krzyzanowski.

She has also worked on other shows including thirtysomething and The Wonder Years.


Born in New York City, raised in Long Island. Graduated from Princeton University with a major in English and a concentration in creative writing. Won many poetry awards, including the Academy of American Poets Prize. Studied acting at The Circle in The Square Theatre School; joined the N.Y.U. Musical Theatre Program. Joined the "thirty-something" writing staff in 1989, writing 9 episodes during her 2 seasons. Married to actor Paul Dooley who played Chuck Wood. They have a daughter named Savannah, and live in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Toluca Lake.


Stage writing credits include "Serious Bizness," and "Birds of Paradise."

TV credits as story editor and writer for "thirtysomething."

Guest-role as Ms. Krzyzanowski in "My So-Called Life."