Lindsey Shockley is an Emmy nominated American comedy writer, producer and improviser best known for her work on HBO's Hello Ladies and ABC's Blackish, which won a 2015 Peabody award.
Shockley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the daughter of Linda and William Shockley. She helped found her high school's improv comedy team East Chapel Hill High's "Randomax".
In 2003, Shockley graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications. In 2007, Shockley earned an MFA from University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in Film Production. While at USC, her short film she wrote and directed, The Truth About Faces, garnered attention for being shot entirely in one continuous take. Once moving to Los Angeles, Shockley took classes and studied improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and performed at the Improv Comedy Lab with her improv team, "The Cabinet".
In 2010, Shockley began her TV writing career on NBC's Perfect Couples. She went on to write for ABC's Work It, Fox's Ben and Kate, HBO's Hello Ladies, ABC's Trophy Wife, and USA's Benched. In 2014, she began writing on ABC's Blackish where she currently serves as a Supervising Producer on the show's third season.
In 2014, Shockley inked her first overall deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects and serve as a writer/producer on Blackish. The deal stemmed from her work on ABC Studios' shows Hello Ladies, Trophy Wife, and Benched.
In 2012, Shockley married drama writer Steven Edell. The two met while in graduate school at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. In 2014, they welcomed their first child, Lucy.
|2011||Perfect Couples||Staff Writer||1.10 "Perfect Exes"|
|2012||Work It||Staff Writer||1.07 "Girl Fight"|
|2012-2013||Ben and Kate||Story Editor||1.08 "Reunion", 1.16 "Ethics 101"|
|2013||Hello Ladies||Executive Story Editor|
|2013–2014||Trophy Wife||Executive Story Editor, Co-Producer||1.04 "The Breakup", 1.10 "Twas The Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?", 1.16 "The Wedding: Part One"|
|2014||Benched||Co-Producer||1.03 "Hooked and Booked", 1.12 "Brief Encounters"|
|2014–Present||Blackish||Producer, Supervising Producer||1.06 "The Prank King", 1.12 "Martin Luther sKiing Day", 2.07 "Charlie in Charge", 2.18 "Black Nanny", 3.06 "The Purge"|
|2014||TV Guide Award||Favorite New Show||Blackish||Nominated|
|2015||Women's Image Network Award||Outstanding Comedy Series||Blackish||Nominated|
|2015||People's Choice Awards||Favorite New TV Comedy||Blackish||Nominated|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Breakout Show||Blackish||Nominated|
|2015||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||Blackish||Won|
|2015||African-American Film Critics Association||Best TV Comedy||Blackish||Won|
|2016||AFI Awards||TV Program of the Year||Blackish||Won|
|2016||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Comedy Series||Blackish||Nominated|
|2016||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||Blackish||Won|
|2016||Peabody Awards||2015 Peabody Award||Blackish||Won|
|2016||68th Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||Blackish||Nominated|