Growing up in a sleepy beach suburb of Los Angeles, April Shih entertained herself by catfishing people in AOL chatrooms.
This urge to make shit up turned into a passion for filmmaking, film school at NYU and then several years working in the indie film and theater world, wearing every hat imaginable. She edited actors reels, served as a proxy for James Franco in his classes at UCLA, and produced an award-winning revival of Kiss of the Spiderwoman: The Musical. Then she decided to Eat Pray Love her way to Las Vegas where she spent two years playing poker for a living.
Returning to writing in 2017, April graduated in Playwriting from Cal State Northridge and was soon selected by a whole pile of fellowships - the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, Sundance Episodic Story Lab, the inaugural Film Independent Episodic Lab, and the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. Which led to her first job as staff writer on the FXX comedy You’re The Worst.
She’s now a story editor on Mrs America on FX, starring Cate Blanchett.
April is represented by Josh Hornstock and Alyssa Lanz at UTA.