Leila Cohan-Miccio is a Los Angeles based comedy writer, currently developing dark comedy Widow for YouTube Red. Prior to that, she wrote for Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet, NBC's Telenovela, MTV's Awkward and too-beautiful-for-this-world NBC comedy Next Caller. Her pilot Katie and Becca Grow Up won the Best Sitcom Pilot at the 2012 Austin Film Festival and was in development at ABC Family. She writes a lot of screenplays. Maybe one of them will get made someday!
At the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, Leila wrote This Is About Smith, a sketch show about Smith College, and Pig: A Restaurant, a solo show about a Brooklyn restaurant opening starring Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Lauren Conlin Adams. Along with Caitlin Bitzegaio, Leila also co-wrote Vag Magazine, a web comedy that went behind the scenes at a hipster third-wave feminist magazine, and The Bachelor: Romance, Roses, and Romance, a one-act play about The Bachelor, which is a totally normal thing to write a one-act play about. She also wrote for UCB house sketch teams High Treason and Stone Cold Fox and video sketch team The Punch. It was a lot, guys.
In her spare time, Leila enjoys favoriting dumb things on Etsy, eating cheese, and group texts about books. She is a wicked Masshole, a proud Smithie, and better than you at Jeopardy. Leila tweets at @leilacohan, Instagrams at @leilacohanmiccio and has a hard basic Pinterest. She's represented by Susie Fox, Scott Perraud & Amanda Hymson at UTA and Greg Walter at 3 Arts.
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