|Emily V. Gordon Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||May 3, 1979|
Emily V. Gordon is an American writer, producer, and podcast host who is best known for writing the 2017 romantic comedy film The Big Sick, for which, she won an Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Screenplay” and was also nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Original Screenplay”. She has also worked as a writer and producer on shows like The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Little America, and Welcome to Chippendales. During the course of her career, she has been nominated for numerous awards such as the Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Gotham Award.
Emily Vance Gordon
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Emily earned her degree in B.A. Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Thereafter, she did her MS/EdS in couples and family counseling from the same university.
Writer, Producer and Podcast host
- Father – Terry Gordon
- Mother – Beth Gordon
Emily has been working in collaboration with her husband, Kumail Nanjiani, on different projects. She gets things done on her own and is not represented by any manager.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Emily V. Gordon has dated –
- Kumail Nanjiani (2006-Present) – Emily met Pakistani-American stand-up comedian Kumail in 2006. They got married on July 14, 2007, at City Hall in Chicago, with 6 friends present as witnesses. Kumail had proposed to her with a $20 ring from Walmart.
Race / Ethnicity
- Front fringe hairdo
- Broad smile
Best Known For
- Co-writing and co-producing the romantic comedy film The Big Sick (2017) with her husband Kumail Nanjiani.
- Co-creating the live show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumali for Comedy Central.
- Writing the TV series The Carmichael Show.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance as herself on Chris Hardwick‘s All-Star Celebrity Bowling in 2012.
Emily in one of her write-ups talked about her insecurities in dealing with her body while growing up. But, apart from that, there is no further information about Emily’s workout routine or diet plan.
Emily V. Gordon Favorite Things
- Kids’ Shows – The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Batman: The Animated Series, Adventure Time
Source – TV
Emily V. Gordon Facts
- She worked as a therapist for 6 years, from 2004 to 2009.
- The film The Big Sick is based on her relationship with her husband.
- By 2010, she left her work as a therapist and moved towards working as a freelance writer.
- She has contributed to several magazines such as Bust magazine, Dame magazine, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Premiere, GQ, and The New York Times among many others.
- Emily has written 2 web series on Disney.com called Power Up and ExploreD.
- She also books and produces comedy.
- From 2011 to 2012, she worked as a program director of the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics.
- In 2015, she released a book titled Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero.
- Emily wants the superpower to end small talk conversations with strangers gracefully. She feels she is not good at it and makes it either weird or prolongs the conversation.
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