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Sarah Dunn

Sarah Dunn is the creator and executive producer of American Housewife and is also an American author and TV screenwriter.


After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dunn spent several years working service jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the experience of which informed her first book, The Official Slacker Handbook. Shortly afterward, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she wrote for television series including Murphy Brown, Veronica's Closet, Spin City, and Bunheads. With Spin City co-creator Bill Lawrence, Dunn penned Michael J. Fox's final episode of the series.

Dunn is also a novelist whose works include The Big Love (2005), Secrets to Happiness (2009) and The Arrangement (2017). Her books have been translated into 19 different languages.

Dunn is a member of the all-female television writers group “The Ladies Room”, which also includes Vanessa McCarthy, Stephanie Birkitt, and Julie Bean. The group was founded in July 2016.

Personal life[]

Dunn is married to former New York Observer executive editor Peter Stevenson. They married in 2007.

Writing credits[]

[Murphy Brown]
  • "If You're Going to Talk the Talk"
  • "Trick or Retreat"
[Veronica's Closet]
  • "Veronica's Woman Friend"
  • "Veronica's Not Happy About the Book"
  • "Veronica's $600,000 Pop"
[Spin City]
  • "The Great Pretender"
  • "The Competition"
  • "Kiss Me, Stupid"
  • "Deaf Becomes Her"
  • "Goodbye" (Part 1)
  • "Inherit the Wind"
[Manhattan Love Story]
  • "It's Complicated"

Credits on American Housewife[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

  • Body Image (co-written with Rick Weiner & Kenny Schwartz)
  • The Dance (co-written with Rick Weiner & Kenny Schwartz)

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