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Amy Sherman-Palladino Biography

Birth Place:
Van Nuys, California, United States
Screenwriter, producer, director

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


  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: winner