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Jill Soloway
Jill Soloway

Jill Soloway

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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Day In The Life


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

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Graphic Communications, General

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    In college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Jill wanted to go into advertising.

  • 2.

    Later, Jill realized television and movies were bigger interests and worked as a production assistant.

  • 3.

    Jill and their sister were obsessed with "The Brady Bunch"; for a time, that show was the only thing Jill was interested in.

  • 4.

    The two decided to gather up friends who were actors and reenact a ridiculous "The Brady Bunch" episode.

  • 5.

    Jill and their sister didn't produce the play to make money, they both just thought it would be funny.

  • 6.

    The play gained a huge cult following and taught Jill to "forget about what sells and just do what makes you happy."

  • 7.

    A similar production that Jill wrote about Courteney Cox (again, written just because it seemed funny) landed Jill a job on "Six Feet Under".

  • 8.

    Says you have to be honest about what makes you happy and go after it, "even if it's something stupid."