Nora Nolan was born and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey and she never shuts up about it. Lauryn Hill went to her high school and Nora feels an enormous sense of urgency about sharing this fact before it is completely irrelevant (no offense to Ms. Hill).
Nora is currently a member of the 2016-2017 Warner Brothers Writers Workshop.
In 2015, Nora was hired to do a page-one rewrite of a sitcom pilot, Written Off, which was subsequently shot in March 2016. The pilot stars Empire’s Antoine McKay, and was an Official Selection at the 2016 New York Television Festival.
Nora earned her chops as a stand-up comic in New York City and Washington, DC before moving to Los Angeles in 2013. Since 2014, she has trained at Upright Citizens Brigade in improv and sketch writing. She can be seen performing both stand-up and improv regularly around LA.
Nora has written several episodic web series for production company Whalerock Industries (formerly BermanBraun), including 7 Wonders of the Wall, a celebrity joke show that regularly got a million views, and Mandatory Viewing, a pop culture comedy show aimed at men that ran for 32 weeks.
She’s written numerous one-off sketch videos for the production company, including the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/Orange is the New Black Mash-up, and the 2015 Kid Oscars, where kids acted out scenes from Oscar-nominated films. During the filming of the latter, Nora learned the true definition of the word “momager.” In April 2016, Nora wrote three other sketches for the production company, with kids acting out scenes from Grey’s Anatomy, Empire, and The Voice.
When she’s not writing or performing, Nora is drinking IPAs, debating whether it’s too late to take up surfing, and watching offensive amounts of television.