Amy Sherman-Palladino

  • Birth Place: Van Nuys, California, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Her surname Sherman is actually her father's stage name as a comedian.
  • Trained as a dancer from age 4; received a callback for a touring company of the musical Cats, but decided to join the writing staff of Roseanne instead.
  • Based the setting of Gilmore Girls on a small Connecticut town where she had vacationed—the inn had a pumpkin patch and patrons at the local diner went behind the counter for coffee.
  • Has never watched the final season of Gilmore Girls; she and her husband Dan left the show over an impasse with the CW network following Season 6.


  • 2014, Tony — Revival of a Musical: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2019, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Winner
  • 2017, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Don Sherman — Father
  • Maybin Hewes — Mother
  • Daniel Palladino — Husband

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