Award-winning playwright and screenwriter of Pixar/Disney’s TURNING RED, Julia Cho was born and raised in the arid suburbs of Southern California and Arizona. She received an MFA in writing from NYU and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow in Playwriting at The Juilliard School. She has held residencies at the Sundance Lab and New Dramatists and her plays have been produced at theaters in NYC and across the country. Memorable plays include THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE (winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award), AUBERGINE and OFFICE HOUR. For her body of work, she received the 2020 Windham-Campbell Literary Prize for Drama which wrote: “Alternately lyrical and sharp, rigorous and whimsical, Cho’s plays demand that we listen.”
Julia has also been a writer and producer for shows in a broad range of genres from cult sci-fi (Fringe) to character-driven drama (Big Love, Halt and Catch Fire). She also adapted the critically-acclaimed novel THE MADONNAS OF ECHO PARK for HBO and Starz.
Driven by keen curiosity and a passion for language, Julia strives to create work that expands our worlds and sparks our deepest empathies. She’s currently developing a series at FX and is a Senior Creative at Pixar Animation Studios.