Female Professionals Famous Female Television Writers

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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 of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In November 2009, The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights, until it was cancelled in April 2010. Sykes has also had a successful career in film, appearing in Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, and License to Wed, and voiced characters in Over the Hedge, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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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 theme music for her award winning BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. Much of her humour is grounded in everyday life, and includes references to popular British media and brand names of quintessentially British products. She is noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes. She started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces. It wasn't until the 1980s that ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Prestwich, United Kingdom

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

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