Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna

McKenna at the 2008 Screenwriting Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center
Born Aline Brosh
August 2, 1967
Occupation Screenwriter
Nationality American
Period Contemporary
Notable works The Devil Wears Prada
27 Dresses
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Aline Brosh McKenna (born August 2, 1967) is an American screenwriter and producer, known for her work on The Devil Wears Prada and, most recently, the television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Life and career

Aline Brosh was born in France and moved with her family to New Jersey, where she lived variously in Fort Lee, Demarest and Montvale, and attended Saddle River Day School in Saddle River.[1]

She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, and went to New York City to seek a job in publishing. While there, she did some freelance writing work. A script she wrote during a six-week course in screenwriting at New York University helped her get an agent, and she later moved to Los Angeles, where she has seen several of her screenplays produced. She also wrote an episode of Margaret Cho's sitcom All American Girl.

Filmography as a screenwriter


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Three to Tango Co-writer Screenplay only, written with Rodney Patrick Vaccaro
2004 Laws of Attraction Co-writer Written with Robert Harling
2006 The Devil Wears Prada Writer Nominated for BAFTA award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2008 27 Dresses Writer
2010 Morning Glory Writer
2011 I Don't Know How She Does It Writer, executive producer Based on the novel by Allison Pearson
2011 We Bought a Zoo Co-writer Written with Cameron Crowe, based on We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
2014 Annie Co-writer Written with Will Gluck, based on Annie by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan

and Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray


Year Title Role Notes
1995 All-American Girl Writer Episode: "Young Americans"
2015 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Co-creator Also Executive Producer


  1. Salemi, Vicki. "Glorifying Jersey: A noted Hollywood screenwriter uses her Jersey roots to help inform her storytelling.", New Jersey Monthly, December 13, 2010. Accessed October 26, 2011. "“It’s definitely part of who I am,” says the Los Angeles-based scribe, who was born in France and moved with her family to Fort Lee when she was 6 months old. The family later moved to Demarest and then Montvale, where she lived from age seven until college. Brosh McKenna, now 43, attended Saddle River Day School, studied literature at Harvard and, after graduation, co-wrote A Co-Ed’s Companion with her college roommate."

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