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 is an award winning writer-creator originally from the Bay Area. Her career began as an actor in the theatre and then quickly grew into making her own work for film, television, theatre, and beyond.
She most recently wrote on the critically acclaimed comedy, PIVOTING, for FOX starring Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Maggie Q. She co-wrote the indie feature, STEP ASIDE, about the deranged world of competitive dance starring Arden Myrin which wrapped summer 2022; it is currently in postproduction.
After training at UCB she realized her passion was telling her own stories. Her films have won awards and screened at festivals like the Mill Valley Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, SCAD, Women in Film Shorts, NBC Short Film Festival, internationally at CIFF and more. Her viral sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of thousands of views and have been featured on Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, E! and Jezebel.
As an actor she’s worked with: CBS, TBS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ars Nova, The O’Neill Theatre Center, The Geffen Playhouse, The Civilians, TheatreWorks California, and more. Passionate about the development of new plays, she’s had the pleasure of performing new work by the likes of Anna Ziegler, Bess Wohl, Jen Silverman, Jon Caren, Melissa Ross, Caroline V. McGraw, Lucy Thurber, Steve Cosson, Laura Schellhardt, and Todd Almond, to name a few.
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.
Her reps are Brandy Rivers @ Industry Entertainment and attorney James Feldman at Lichter Grossman Nicholas Adler Feldman Clark. You can find her on Instagram at @mollyannecoogan.
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!
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.