Ali Laventhol got her start in show business working on huge movies like Terminator: Salvation and Pirates of the Caribbean.
But she wasn’t a writer then. She was a Visual Effects Compositor working on the “flame” while privately pursuing a dream to write for TV.
She soon teamed up with Tawnya, her writing partner, and their careers have gone from strength to strength. The break came when their Nurse Jackie spec was selected for NBC’s Writers On the Verge Program in 2010. Representation followed and then their first job as staff writers on Fairly Legal. Since then, they have written on Famous In Love (Freeform), The Night Shift (NBC), Perception (TNT), The Client List (Lifetime) and most recently A Million Little Things (ABC). Now, Ali is a reader for WOTV submissions reading, scoring and writing coverage.
A former competitive equestrian and yoga teacher, she’s worked for the gun control lobby, rescued dogs, climbed pyramids and held her Dad’s hand as he took his last breath. It’s a life she now puts into her writing.
She is repped by UTA, Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Morris Yorn.