Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna Screenwriter
Role: Co-creator of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" — Show debut: ""Josh Just Happens to Live Here!""
Family: Will McKenna (husband), Charlie and Leo (sons) Other work: "The Devil Wears Prada", "27 Dresses"


What we were trying to get at comedically was the ways in which women express competition in their own way, which is through an intense passive aggression.
— Aline Bosch McKenna,

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Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna is an American screenwriter and co-creator of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". She was born on August 2, 1967 in Paris, France and her family moved to the United States when she was six months old. They settled in New Jersey, living in Fort Lee, Demarest and Montvale, and Saddle River where she attended Saddle River Day School. Years later McKenna graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She moved to New York City and did some freelance writing while looking for a job in publishing. She wrote a script during a six-week screenwriting course at New York University which landed her get an agent. This led to her moving to Los Angeles where several of her screenplays were produced. McKenna married Will McKenna and has two sons with him named Charlie and Leo. She is best known for having written the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada". On May 7, 2015, McKenna filmed a half hour pilot called "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" based on a concept she developed alongside the star and co-executive producer Rachel Bloom. It was originally produced specifically for the Showtime network but they ultimately passed on it. The show was eventually picked up by The CW for their Fall 2015–16 programming and would eventually be renewed twice for subsequent seasons. The series is produced through her production company LeanMachine.



Year Title Role
2015 - 201? "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Co-creator, Executive Producer, writer, director


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Three to Tango Co-writer Screenplay only, written with Rodney Patrick Vaccaro
2004 Laws of Attraction Co-writer Written with Robert Harling
2006 The Devil Wears Prada Writer Nominated for BAFTA award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2008 27 Dresses Writer
2010 Morning Glory Writer
2011 I Don't Know How She Does It Writer, executive producer Based on the novel by Allison Pearson
2011 We Bought a Zoo Co-writer Written with Cameron Crowe, based on We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
2014 Annie Co-writer Written with Will Gluck, based on Annie by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan

and Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray

  Crew edit

Rachel BloomAline Brosh McKenna 🎈 Rene Gube 🎈 Sono Patel 🎈 Audrey Wauchope 🎈 Rachel Specter 🎈 Michael Hitchcock 🎈 Dan Gregor 🎈 Doug Mand 🎈 Elisabeth Kiernan Averick 🎈 Erin Ehrlich 🎈 Ilana Peña 🎈 Jack Dolgen 🎈 Katie Schwartz 🎈 Alden Derck


Marc Webb 🎈 Joanna Kerns 🎈 Kabir Akhtar 🎈 Jay Chandrasekhar 🎈 Aline Brosh McKenna 🎈 Stuart McDonald 🎈 Joseph Khan 🎈Erin Ehrlich 🎈 Steven Tsuchida 🎈 Jude Weng


Adam Schlesinger 🎈 Jack Dolgen 🎈 Steven M. Gold


Kathryn Burns (Choreographer) 🎈 Dominique Kelley (Assistant Choreographer) 🎈 Kabir Akhtar (Editing)
Melina Root (Wardobe & Costumes) 🎈 Britney Young (Production assistant) 🎈 Alden Derck (Writer's Production assistant)

  Production edit
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