Cindy Chupack

Writer, Director
Film: Otherhood

Cindy Chupack has won two Emmys and three Golden Globes as a TV writer/producer whose credits include Divorce, Better Things, Modern Family, Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, and most recently the darkly comic Showtime hour I’m Dying Up Here, about stand-up comics in Los Angeles in the 70s. Several episodes she’s penned – Little Bo Bleep (Modern Family) and Evolution, Attack of the 5’10” Woman, Just Say Yes, Plus One is the Loneliest Number, I Love a Charade, and Splat! (Sex and the City – were individually nominated for Writer’s Guild and Emmy awards. This past year she directed an episode of I’m Dying Up Here, which marked her television directing debut, and she also directed her first feature last summer in New York City, a story about mothers and their adult sons called Otherhood (starring Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman) which will be released August 2nd on Netflix. She is the author of two comic memoirs: the New York Times bestseller The Between Boyfriends Book: A Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays, and The Longest Date: Life as a Wife. She has had two essays published in the celebrated New York Times Modern Love column, has guested on NPR’s Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and has had her own relationships column in two publications: Glamour and O, The Oprah Magazine. Cindy grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, studied journalism at Northwestern University, and lives in Marina del Rey, California, with her husband and their 8-year-old daughter (who made her debut as an extra in Otherhood).

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