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  • Started out as an actor; landed a small part in the TV soap opera Another World in New York; later moved to L.A. and worked as an assistant to a music video director while writing screenplays.
  • Was inspired to write Scream as a response to senator Bob Dole's criticisms of the violence in the film Natural Born Killers.
  • Earned reputation for being TV's master of teen-angst as creator and executive producer of The WB series Dawson's Creek (1998)and The Vampire Diaries (2009).
  • Publicly came out as gay in 1999 around the same time a character on Dawson's Creek also came out.
  • Has his own production company, Outer Banks Entertainment.


  • Wade Williamson — Father
  • John Williamson — Brother
  • Faye Williamson — Mother


  • East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, United States (BFA, 1987); attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Kevin Meade Williamson
  • Birth Place: New Bern, North Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Actor

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