Jill Soloway

Jill Soloway

Writer/Producer


HBO's "Six Feet Under"

Los Angeles, CA USA


You have to be passionate about something where you wake up in the middle of the night to think about what characters should be doing.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
In college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Jill wanted to go into advertising.
Later, Jill realized television and movies were bigger interests and worked as a production assistant.
Jill and their sister were obsessed with "The Brady Bunch"; for a time, that show was the only thing Jill was interested in.
The two decided to gather up friends who were actors and reenact a ridiculous "The Brady Bunch" episode.
Jill and their sister didn't produce the play to make money, they both just thought it would be funny.
The play gained a huge cult following and taught Jill to "forget about what sells and just do what makes you happy."
A similar production that Jill wrote about Courteney Cox (again, written just because it seemed funny) landed Jill a job on "Six Feet Under".
Says you have to be honest about what makes you happy and go after it, "even if it's something stupid."
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Graphic Communications, General
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Career

Career

Writer/Producer

I'm a comedian, feminist, television writer and award-winning director known for "Six Feet Under" and "Transparent."

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Television
Television
Writing
Writing
Being Creative
Being Creative