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Robert King

Film writer

Michelle King

Robert King (writer)

Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama

Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series

Movies and TV shows
The Good Wife, Vertical Limit, Red Corner, Cutthroat Island, Angels in the Infield

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Michelle King, Matt Czuchry, Ted Humphrey, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi

Robert King (born 1959) is an American film and television writer and producer. He is married to Michelle King, who is also his writing partner. The couple created the comedy-drama BrainDead; the legal drama series The Good Wife, which earned them a Writers Guild of America Award; and The Good Fight.


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Personal life

Robert met Michelle in 1983 when as a senior at UCLA she worked part time at FrontRunners athletic shoe store. The couple married in 1987. They have one daughter, Sophia.

Robert King attended Archbishop Mitty High School and Westmont College and is Roman Catholic.


King began his career writing the television movie, Imaginary Friends, in 1982, which starred veteran actors Peter Ustinov and Lilli Palmer, was directed by Michael Darlow. King later wrote the science fiction horror film The Nest (1988), and co-wrote Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge, Under the Boardwalk and Bloodfist (all 1989).

King continued to write feature films throughout the 1990s, including Full Contact, Dragon Fire, Clean Slate, Speechless, Cutthroat Island and Red Corner. He directed the comedy film Principal Takes a Holiday in 1998. He co-wrote and directed Angels in the Infield (2000). He co-wrote and produced Vertical Limit. Robert and Michelle King co-created and co-produced the short-lived drama series In Justice in 2006.

They co-created a second, far more successful, legal drama series, The Good Wife, which ran for seven seasons from 2009 to 2016 on CBS. Aside from the pilot episode, they co-wrote the episodes "Stripped", "Unorthodox", "Hi", and twelve other episodes. King and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series for The Good Wife.

Robert and Michelle King also created and produced the comedy thriller drama series BrainDead, which aired on CBS on June 13, 2016 thru October 17, 2016 before it was cancelled. The couple then returned to their The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight as showrunners.

Awards and nominations

King has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series for The Good Wife.


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