Mini Bio (1)
Emily Wachtel is a writer, producer, and actress. Wachtel demonstrated her diversity as originator, co-writer, producer, and actor in her semi-autobiographical feature film Lucky Them starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, and Oliver Platt. The film, which was screened and sold at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013. It received positive reviews from outlets such as Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. Lucky Them is loosely based on Wachtel's personal experience in the worlds of music and dating. Besides Lucky Them, Wachtel executive produced the documentary on playwright, actor, and director Sam Shepard called Shepard and Dark which was featured at The Cannes International Film Festival in May 2013.. Emily has also appeared as an actor in theatre, film, and television including the pilot of Alias for ABC, and is a member of the Actor's Studio.
As a writer, she wrote for several publications and had a column in the "Fairfield Weekly" under the pseudonym Ellie Klug (the name of the main character in Lucky Them). She is currently working on writing her next screenplay.
Wachtel is also involved in several philanthropic endeavors and is on the international Board of Governors for Serious Fun Networks, a non-profit that umbrellas all of Paul Newman's camps for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases.
She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and The Neighborhood Playhouse school of the Theatre where she studied with the late renowned acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Emily Wachtel