Molly Anne Coogan
A Bay Area native, Molly was raised by a single mom so she never felt weird about tampons or being in charge.
A lifetime theatre nerd, she trained as an actor at Bates College in Maine, studied abroad in London and Jamaica, and then hightailed it to New York. She spent over ten years teaching theatre to inner city kids and improv to incarcerated youth in Brooklyn and worked as an actor with Ars Nova, The O’Neill, CBS, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
After training at UCB, she wrote and starred in her web series Things I Hate, which went on to win Best Comedy at the NBCU Short Film Festival in 2016. She’s written and starred in several viral sketch videos, written for NBC’s Brands Partnerships, and her short film Avalanche, a miscarriage comedy with Lennon Parham and Vivian Bang, premiered at the Lower East Side Film Festival in June 2020 and is continuing its festival run at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, and more.
She was a semi-finalist for NBC’s Writers on the Verge and ABC/Disney’s Writing Program and is an alum of the Warner Brothers Television Writers’ Workshop as one of only two comedy writers selected for the program.
Repped by The Gersh Agency.
Find her at mollyannecoogan.com.
Molly Anne Coogan gave me the most thoughtful, concrete, and useful feedback I have ever received from a writing class. She really helped me to address my blind spot – getting really concrete in my characters’ flaws, goals, and motivations – enabling me to take my pilot from merely a concept to a detailed outline, ready for scripting.
I’ve taken my fair share of classes (Script Anatomy and otherwise) and Molly’s class was by far my favorite. She is one of the rare few that isn’t only a great writer, but a fantastic teacher as well. I can honestly say that her notes (along with the way she ran her class) helped me transform my pilot. If you have the chance to take any of Molly’s classes, you will come out the other side a better writer.