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Carol Mendelsohn Biography

Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Writer, executive producer

Fast Facts

  • Practiced law in Washington, D
  • C
  • , before deciding to move to Los Angeles and pursue a writing career in the entertainment industry
  • First audition piece was a sample script for Remington Steele, which landed her a position as a writer for Fame
  • Early career highlights include writing for Hardcastle & McCormick and Wiseguy, and working as an executive producer on Melrose Place
  • Was working on the pilot for Frogmen, which was set to star O
  • J
  • Simpson until he was arrested and jailed
  • Has been executive producer and showrunner of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation since its first season, making her one of the few women in the industry to hold such a position


  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated