Emily V. Gordon

About Emily V. Gordon

Who is it?: Writer, Producer, and Podcast Host
Birth Day: May 03, 1979
Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, United States
Alma mater: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Occupation: Writer, producer
Notable work: The Big Sick
Spouse(s): Kumail Nanjiani (m. 2007)
Awards: Nominee, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Emily V. Gordon

Emily V. Gordon was born on May 03, 1979 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, United States, is Writer, Producer, and Podcast Host. Emily V. Gordon is an American therapist turned writer, producer, and podcast host, who is best known as the co-creator of the stand-up comedy television show ‘The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail’ and as the co-writer of the semi-autobiographical romantic comedy film ‘The Big Sick’, which her husband comedian, Kumail Nanjiani, acted in. He also wrote the story of the film along with her, and they based it primarily on the incidents that happened before they could get married. In the film, her character, which was renamed to Emily Gardner, was played by Zoe Kazan, while her parents were portrayed by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. The film has been immensely successful and has earned over five times its budget, becoming one of the highest-grossing independent films of 2017. Since she left her job as a therapist, she worked as a freelance writer with a number of prestigious publications like the ‘Bust’ magazine, ‘AOL’, ‘The Daily Beast’, ‘The Atlantic’, 'GQ', ‘Mashable’, and ‘The New York Times’. She also wrote contents for the websites ‘Power Up’ and ‘ExploreD’ at Disney.com, and the tongue-in-cheek self-improvement guide book, ‘SuperYou: Release Your Inner Superhero’ in 2015. She worked as a writer on ‘The Carmichael Show’ on NBC.
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Popular As Emily V. Gordon
Occupation T V & Movie Producers
Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 03, 1979 (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, United States)
Birthday May 03
Town/City Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Emily V. Gordon’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Emily V. Gordon was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.



Gordon was a practicing therapist from 2004 to 2009, working in North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois (where she moved in 2005); and Brooklyn, New York (where she moved in 2007).


Gordon has been married to actor and Comedian Kumail Nanjiani since 2007. It is her second marriage. She met Nanjiani at a comedy show in Chicago where he was performing; she lightly heckled him, an encounter depicted in The Big Sick. In the ensuing months, they began dating but Gordon fell seriously ill and was put into a medically induced coma before being diagnosed with Still's disease. Gordon recovered and three months later — twelve months after meeting — they married. They previously lived in Chicago and New York, but later moved to Los Angeles.


Gordon has written two webseries aimed at teenagers, called Power Up and ExploreD, at Disney.com. She wrote for the second season of The Carmichael Show on NBC, writing an episode called "New Neighbors". In addition to writing, Gordon also produces comedy. In 2010, she created a weekly live show co-hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani called The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, located in the back of comic bookstore Meltdown Comics; Gordon served as Producer and booker. In 2011 she was asked by Chris Hardwick, who wanted to turn the space into a curated comedy venue, to act as program Director. She served as program Director of the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics from 2011 to 2012. In 2013 Comedy Central ordered a pilot for The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, which was made a series in 2014; Gordon was an executive Producer.


Gordon's first book, Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero, a tongue-in-cheek self-improvement guide, was released in 2015.


Gordon also co-wrote the screenplay of and co-executive produced the 2017 film The Big Sick, with her husband Kumail Nanjiani. The critically acclaimed film is based on the beginning of their relationship, with Nanjiani playing himself, and Gordon (renamed Emily Gardner) played by Zoe Kazan. The Big Sick was directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow.


Gordon and Nanjiani's script won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. It was also nominated for a 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as screenwriting awards from the Writers Guild of America, the Gotham Awards, and a dozen critics' associations.


Gordon is signed to adapt Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 2016 novel The Nest for Amazon's film studio. Jill Soloway and Andrea Sperling will produce the feature film.

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