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.

Molly Anne Coogan

A Bay Area native, Molly was raised by a single mom so she never felt weird about tampons or women 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 working as an actor with places like Are Nova, The O’Neill, The Williamstown Theatre Festival and was part of the only theatre company to ever have a residency with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also worked as a teaching artist, teaching theatre to inner city kids through The 52nd Street Project and improv to incarcerated youth with Drama Club NYC.  
After training at UCB, she realized her passion was telling her own stories.  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. Her viral sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of thousands of views and have been featured on Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Betches, Hello Giggles, E!, Playboy, The Daily Dot, Bustle, and Jezebel.  She’s written jokes about food for the interactive content for Michelle Obama’s show WAFFLES & MOCHI and her short films have won awards and screened at festivals like the Mill Valley Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, Women in Film Shorts Night, SCAD, internationally at CIFF, and more.
She was a semi-finalist for NBC’s Writers on the Verge and ABC/Disney’s Writing Program and is a proud alum of the Warner Brothers Television Writers’ Workshop as one of only two comedy writers selected for the program.
She currently writes on PIVOTING for Fox and has a streaming show in development.
Rep: Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment Partners and attorneys James Feldman and Ayo Adeyeye at Lichter Grossman Nicholas Adler Feldman Clark. You can find her on Instagram at @mollyannecoogan. 

Testimonials

Molly’s class was one of my favorite I’ve taken at Script Anatomy. She’s engaging, hilarious, and excellent at articulating screenwriting concepts in a way that is easy to understand and immediately applicable. Her notes were incredibly perceptive and helped me hone in on the emotional core driving my story. I will be taking more classes from her in the future!

— Teresa Tuan

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.

— Jason Hu

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.

— Jeffrey Jay

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