Who the hell is Leila Cohan?

This is a selfie I use as my headshot. Professional!

I’m a TV and feature writer who writes dark comedies and light dramas. Most recently, I worked as a Co-Executive Producer on season two of the Emmy-nominated Special and season one of Bridgerton, which your mom definitely binged over Christmas. I’ve also written for First Wives Club, Santa Clarita Diet, Telenovela, and Awkward and developed pilots for Paramount, Hello Sunshine, The CW, YouTube Red (lol), and what was, at the time, still ABC Family. I’ve developed features with PictureStart, Lionsgate, and Burn Later. In short, your girl works and I’m here to tell you about it.

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