Alison McDonald is a HUMANITAS PRIZE WINNER, FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR, DAYTIME EMMY, and BAFTA AWARD nominated veteran TV writer, whose diverse credits include AMERICAN DAD!, NURSE JACKIE, and the remake of ROOTS, for which she received WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA and NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominations.
Alison is currently a Writer/Director/Co-Executive Producer on the upcoming Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones Netflix comedy, BLACK EXCELLENCE. She is also a Co-Executive Producer on YOUR HONOR, Showtime’s upcoming limited series, starring Bryan Cranston.
Alison wrote, directed, and executive produced AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: SUMMER CAMP, FRIENDS FOR LIFE, for which she received DAYTIME EMMY (OUTSTANDING DIRECTING SPECIAL CLASS), DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA, WGA, and NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominations.
Alison’s other awards include a DGA STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD and fellowships from New York Women in Film & Television, and the U.S. Department of Education. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University’s Film Division, and the UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE.
Alison is a proud dual member of the DGA and WGA.