Annabelle Gurwitch

Actress and the author of the forthcoming comedic memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are: stories about family you might relate to (Blue Rider Press, spring 2017), the New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist I See You Made an Effort, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with her husband Jeff Kahn); and Fired!Gurwitch first gained a loyal comedic following during her years co-hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. Her essays and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, Salon, and The Hollywood Reporter as well as numerous outlets on-line and has been a regular commentator on NPR. Gurwitch hosted programs on HBO, The Style Channel and The Planet Green Network. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, Daddy Day Care and Melvin Goes to Dinner. Gurwitch has made frequent and much lauded performances on stage in Los Angeles, off-Broadway and performing arts centers around the country. She is a frequent keynote speaker at book festivals and women’s empowerment conferences, a prominent figure in the atheist and Jewish communities, active in the sustainability movement, and a comedic commentator on politics and culture. She is empty nesting in Los Angeles.