Mara Shapshay is a writer/comedian who has a BFA from NYU Film and an MFA from the American Film Institute. She is a stand-up comic who performs regularly at The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory, and many other venues. She is developing her one hour dramady TV show, "Queen of Clubs" for a production company and is developing her feature, "Boston Beauty" with another production company.
Mara has been working in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. She’s worked on the following sitcoms: FRIENDS, South Park, That’s My Bush, Jesse, Veronica’s Closet, Ladies Man, and Inside Schwartz.
Mara has writes for Huffington Post, The Hollywood Journal, The Jewish Journal, The Fix.com and Glamour Magazine. She can be seen in an episode of season 6’s Kathy Griffin’s – Life On The D-List.
Mara would like to note that nothing normal ever happens to her, including inadvertently marrying a gay man and growing up with a wildly inappropriate sex therapist mother. Oh and lets not forget she took on Jenny Craig, Erin Brokovitch style in 2012. She created the website - selfworthdiet.com to bring awareness to the dangers of the dieting and food industry.
Mara lives with her husband and two cats in Sherman Oaks, California. She would also like to note that one if her many skills is that she can hypnotize squirrels.
** Junky American Princess is the fictionalized story of Mara's life. In addition, she has blurbs from Jerry Stahl and Carrie Fisher. Carrie was kind enough to spend a lot of time mentoring me. The novel is dedicated to her.
- Los Angeles, California
- JoinedNovember 9, 2014