Emily V. Gordon

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Emily V Gordon started out as a masters-level couples and family therapist, practicing for about six years before changing careers. She moved on to booking stand up comedy for live audiences and TV, which led to a career as a writer and producer. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Kumail Nanjiani. See full bio »

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  Untitled Sarah Hyland/Emily V. Gordon Project (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
 2020 Little America (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Manager (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Grand Prize Expo Winners (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Baker (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Son (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Rock (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The Big Sick (executive producer)
 2014-2016 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- The One with Meltdown and a Murder (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One with Tiny (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One with OCD. The One with OCD. The One with OCD. (2016) ... (executive producer - as Emily Gordon)
- The One Without Neil DeGrasse Tyson (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The One with the Hypnotic Herpes (2016) ... (executive producer)
  Harmontown (TV Series) (producer - 21 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (producer of live show - 1 episode, 2012)
- Turtle Panties (2013) ... (producer - uncredited)
- Nanu Nanu, I'm Racist (2013) ... (producer - as Emily Gordon)
- Adventurtunity Mobisode! (2013) ... (producer - as Emily Gordon)
- Flesh Knife (2013) ... (producer - as Emily Gordon)
- Everyone's a Rapper! (2012) ... (producer - as Emily Gordon)
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Show Show Self (29 credits)

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She met Kumail Nanjiani at a comedy show in Chicago where he was performing; she lightly heckled him, an encounter depicted in The Big Sick (2017). In the ensuing months, they began dating but Gordon fell seriously ill and was put into a medically induced coma before being diagnosed with Still's disease. Gordon recovered and three months later - twelve months after meeting - they married.

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