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Emily Gordon

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3, 1979
Winston-Salem, NC
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3, 1979 (age 42)
Winston-Salem, NC


American writer, producer, and podcast host. She is best known for co-writing the 2017 romantic comedy film The Big Sick which is based around her own life events.

Before Fame

She received a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MS/EdS in couples and family counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She then began to pursue a career in writing when she moved to Los Angeles. 


As a writer, she has contributed to a variety of magazines and press outlets including Bust magazine, Dame magazine, The Daily Beast, and The Atlantic. 

Family Life

She married Kumail Nanjiani, whom she has collaborated with on multiple projects.  

Associated With

In 2011, she was asked by Chris Hardwick if she wanted to act as program director for the space at Meltdown Comics where she booked and produced a variety of comedy shows.