Alexandra Cunningham

Alexandra Cunningham (born 1972/73)[1] is an American playwright, screenwriter, and television producer.

Alexandra Cunningham
Born1972/1973 (age 47–48)[1]
Occupationplaywright, screenwriter, television producer


From 1998 through 2000, she attended the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School.[1][2][3]

Her plays include The Theory of Three[4] and No. 11 (Blue and White).[1]

Cunningham is most known as a writer and producer for ABC Studios' dramedy Desperate Housewives (2004-2010), having written more episodes of the show than any other writer besides showrunner Marc Cherry. Prior to Desperate Housewives, Cunningham produced and wrote for the action series Fastlane (2002-2003), and wrote episodes of NYPD Blue (2001), Pasadena (2002), and Rome (2005). She was a developer, executive producer, and writer for the U.S. version of Prime Suspect. Most recently, she created and executive produces the Bravo series Dirty John, based on the podcast of the same name by Christopher Goffard. Starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, it premiered on November 25, 2018.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d McKinley, Jesse (January 18, 2002). "On Stage And Off". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ Gussow, Mel (February 25, 1999). "Act I: Write Very Well; Juilliard's Collegial Playwright Program". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Charles, Eleanor (May 19, 2002). "The Guide". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 28, 2018). "'Dirty John' Anthology Based on L.A. Times Articles Set at Bravo With 2-Season Order (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 13, 2019.

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