Amy Sherman-Palladino

Mostly Credited As: Amy Sherman-Palladino
Sometimes Credited As: Amy Sherman

Birth Name: Amy Sherman
Date Of Birth: 1966
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Van Nuys, California

Amy Sherman-Palladino

Amy Sherman-Palladino is an American screenwriter/director/producer, and was born in 1966 in Van Nuys, California. Sherman-Palladino is best known for creating and executive producing the WB dramedy Gilmore Girls. Her husband Daniel also served as a producer, writer, and director on the show. The Palladinos left the series when it moved to The CW for its final season due to contractual difficulties. Other credits include the short-lived FOX comedy The Return Of Jezebel James, Roseanne, Veronica's Closet, and the upcoming ABC Family pilot Bunheads.

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Crew Credits

Show Crew

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2000)• Creator
Love and Marriage (1996) (1996)• Creator
Over the Top (1997)• Consulting Producer
Roseanne (1988)• Staff Writer
The Return of Jezebel James (2008)• Creator
• Executive Producer
The Damn Thorpes (2010)• Creator
Bunheads (2012)• Executive Producer
• Creator

Episode Crew

Bunheads (2012) (Credited in 8 episodes from this show) 
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Next! 01x18 Feb/25/2013 As: Writer
The Astronaut and the Ballerina 01x14 Jan/28/2013 As: Writer
You Wanna See Something? 01x11 Jan/07/2013 As: Director, Writer
A Nutcracker in Paradise 01x10 Aug/20/2012 As: Director, Writer
What's Your Damage Heather? 01x07 Jul/30/2012 As: Writer
The Return of Jezebel James (2008) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2000) (Credited in 40 episodes from this show) 
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Partings 06x22 May/09/2006 As: Director, Writer
Driving Miss Gilmore 06x21 May/02/2006 As: Writer
The Perfect Dress 06x11 Jan/10/2006 As: Writer
New and Improved Lorelai 06x01 Sep/13/2005 As: Director, Writer
A House Is Not a Home 05x22 May/17/2005 As: Director, Writer
Over the Top (1997) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
It's Gwen's Party and Hadley'll Cry If She Wants To 01x07 Unaired As: Writer
Roseanne (1988) (Credited in 11 episodes from this show) 
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Two Down, One to Go 06x01 Sep/14/1993 As: Writer
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 05x16 Feb/09/1993 As: Writer
Good Girls, Bad Girls 05x10 Nov/24/1992 As: Writer
Pretty in Black 05x05 Oct/13/1992 As: Writer
Less is More 04x16 Feb/11/1992 As: Story
City (1990) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Just a Passing Dad 01x13 Jun/08/1990 As: Writer
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Amy is married to fellow Gilmore Girls writer/directer Dan Palladino.

Amy is of the Jewish faith.

Her mother danced professionally, as did she. She was a ballet dancer (even having a callback to appear in CATS) until she followed her true passion and got into writing for television--making her mark by writing for the landmark sit-com "Roseanne."

Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes
"I think the claustrophobic, too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen scenario is what's killed the sitcom. My husband =(frequent "Gilmore Girls" writer and director Daniel Palladino) and I consider ourselves sitcom refugees. We'd love to return to sitcom, but I don't know where you go to do it. You simply cannot do a sitcom by committee. It will not work. You've got to have one or two clean, creative voices in charge, and there's got to be some faith by the studio and network in those people to make the right choices. When you're sitting in a room with 20 people giving you notes, there's no way what you're going to get is going to be any good. It's impossible. At the very least, it will be mediocre, because you can only compromise so much before you damage the goods."

"I think every writer has got to direct. If you don't direct, you can't protect your work. The only way to ensure that it's going to be as close as possible to what you put down on paper-and what you see and hear in your head-is to do it yourself."

"I think music on television is just uniformly dreadful. It is mundane, it says nothing. They use it to say, "Here's a funny moment!" like everyone's retarded, you know? It's not an extension of the drama, it's distraction. It's like, 'I'll distract you, so you won't know how s----y the show is.'"

"The plan on 'The Return of Jezebel James' is the same as Gilmore - to write, produce, do everything. It's love. I don't believe that bull----, 'If you love it, let it go.' If you love it, stay there and make sure no one else f---s it up."