APRIL SHIH grew up in a sleepy beach suburb of Los Angeles and entertained herself by catfishing people in AOL chatrooms. This penchant for making shit up eventually turned into a passion for storytelling, and after high school April attended film school at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. After college, April produced several films and plays including the Ovation Award-winning revival of Kiss of the Spiderwoman: The Musical. April spent two years playing poker in Las Vegas before pursuing a degree in playwriting at Cal State Northridge. In 2017, April was selected into the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, Sundance Episodic Story Lab, the inaugural Film Independent Episodic Lab, and the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. She recently wrote for FXX’s critically acclaimed comedy YOU’RE THE WORST and is currently writing on a MRS. AMERICA, a forthcoming limited series at FX. When she’s not writing, April is most likely day-drinking whiskey or binging television with her three cats. April is represented by Josh Hornstock and Alyssa Lanz at UTA.
Staff Writer - FXX’s YOU’RE THE WORST
Executive Story Editor - FX’s MRS. AMERICA
Co-Producer - Amazon’s UNDONE
AWARDS & OTHER FELLOWSHIPS:
Sundance Episodic Story Lab
Film Independent Episodic Lab
CBS Writers Mentoring Program