Susannah Grant is an Academy Award-nominated writer, producer and director whose resume includes film, television and streaming platforms.
Grant wrote the screenplay for ERIN BROCKOVICH which earned her an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination and a WGA nomination. Additional feature writing credits include screenplays for THE SOLOIST, IN HER SHOES, 28 DAYS, EVER AFTER, POCAHONTAS, CHARLOTTE'S WEB and THE 5TH WAVE. She also wrote and directed CATCH AND RELEASE and the upcoming LONELY PLANT.
Her television credits include writing and executive producing HBO’s CONFIRMATION which earned Grant an Emmy nomination, a WGA award, and the WGA’s Paul Selvin Award. Prior to that, she created and executive produced the CBS series A GIFTED MAN and worked as a producer and writer of the Fox series PARTY OF FIVE, which was honored with a Golden Globe Award and a Humanitas Prize.
Grant served as executive producer, showrunner, writer and director for Netflix’s 8-episode limited series, UNBELIEVABLE which was nominated for WGA, PGA, Golden Globe, and Emmy Awards, and received a 2020 Peabody award, as well as a Critics Choice Award, the PEN America Award for Television Excellence, and was selected as one of AFI’s Television Programs of the Year. She was also an executive producer, with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, and Taffy Brodesser-Akner, of the limited-series adaptation of Brodesser-Akner’s novel FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE for F/X and an executive producer of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY for Apple TV+ with Brie Larson and Michael Costigan at Aggregate Films.
Grant is an alumna of Amherst College and the American Film Institute, and received the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting. In 2011, Grant received the Valentine Davies Award from the Writers Guild of America.