About Alison

Alison McDonald
Writer/Director Bio

After selling her She Got Problems pilot to ABC, Alison teamed up with prolific film and TV producer Will Packer, and sold another pilot to NBC.  Alison's writing credits include: A+E's forthcoming remake of Alex Haley's Roots, Garry Trudeau's Alpha House, Nurse Jackie, Everybody Hates Chris, and American Dad!

A Fulbright Scholar and Upright Citizens Brigade alumna, Alison is also a veteran director of short films, including The Life & Times of Little Jimmy B., which aired on PBS, and won a Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award.  Alison’s other awards include 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 and Columbia University’s Film Division.