| Television producer|
| March 27, 1972 (age 43) (1972-03-27) |
Creator of As Told by Ginger and Suburgatory
Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series
Suburgatory, Selfie, As Told by Ginger, Emily's Reasons Why Not, Summer of Camp Caprice
Allie Grant, Jared Faber, Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin
Emily Kapnek (born March 27, 1972) is an actress, television producer and writer. She has created the animated program As Told by Ginger, the television series Emily's Reasons Why Not and the sitcoms Suburgatory and Selfie. She was a consulting producer on the television series Parks and Recreation.
In 2000, Kapnek co-created the Nickelodeon series As Told by Ginger with Eryk Casemiro, Gabor Csupo, and Arlene Klasky, Kapnek also voiced the character of Noelle Sussman. In 2007, Kapnek wrote and served as a consulting producer for Aliens in America, which aired on The CW. However, it was cancelled after only one season. In 2008, Kapnek created Emily's Reasons Why Not for ABC, which starred Heather Graham, was based on a novel of the same name, premiered on January 9, 2006, it was cancelled after the first episode had aired. The remaining episodes were released in May 2012, through a DVD set. Later that year, Kapnek wrote a pilot for Fox titled The Emancipation of Ernesto, which starred Wilmer Valderrama; however, it was not picked up to a series. In 2009, Kapnek served as an co-executive producer and wrote two episodes for the HBO show Hung, it premiered on June 28, 2009, and lasted three seasons until its series finale aired on December 4, 2011. From 2010 to 2011, Kapnek served as an consulting producer and wrote an episode for the NBC series Parks and Recreation, which starred Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. In January 2011, it was announced ABC had picked up the pilot for Suburgatory, a show which Kapnek created. The series starred Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy, it premiered on September 28, 2011. The series was cancelled after three seasons in May 2014, it was also announced that the series would be shopped around for a potential new network to pick it up. That same year, Kapnek created Selfie, which starred Karen Gillan and John Cho; it was cancelled after its first season, and was pulled from the schedule. In 2015, Kapnek was given a pilot commitment for Front Man, a new FOX series, created by Kapnek, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman. She also developed the upcoming ABC series Splitting Up Together, starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson.
In December 2008, Emily Kapnek married Dan Lagana. They have two children: Oszkar Nosek and Guy Lagana.
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