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List of famous female television writers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female television writers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being television writers. There are thousand of females working as television writers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic television writers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a television writer then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Sandra Weintraub to Jill Hyem.

While this isn't a list of all female television writers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female television writers?" and "Who are the best female television writers?"
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Television Writers
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Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty, Monster-in-Law

Also Ranked

#70 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#36 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

#6 on The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '90s

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Sara Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Television Writers
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Sara Gilbert is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, as co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk and for her recurring role as Leslie Winkle on CBS's The Big Bang Theory. ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: The Talk, Roseanne, Poison Ivy, High Fidelity

Also Ranked

#98 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#64 on The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

#73 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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Victoria Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Television Writers
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Victoria Wood CBE is an English comedian, actor, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano. Wood also composed and performed the ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Prestwich, United Kingdom

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Ballet Shoes, Dinnerladies, The Wind in the Willows, The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey, + more

Also Ranked

#54 on The Best English Actresses of All Time

#10 on The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '80s

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Alexandra Cunningham is an American playwright, screenwriter, and television producer. ...more

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Desperate Housewives, Prime Suspect, Fastlane

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