Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and the author of the forthcoming comedic memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are: stories about family you might relate to (Blue Rider Press, spring 2017), the New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist I See You Made an Effort, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with her husband Jeff Kahn); and Fired! Gurwitch first gained a loyal comedic following during her years co-hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. Her essays and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, Salon, and The Hollywood Reporter as well as numerous outlets on-line and has been a regular commentator on NPR. Gurwitch hosted programs on HBO, The Style Channel and The Planet Green Network. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, Daddy Day Care and Melvin Goes to Dinner. Gurwitch has made frequent and much lauded performances on stage in Los Angeles, off-Broadway and performing arts centers around the country. She is a frequent keynote speaker at book festivals and women’s empowerment conferences, a prominent figure in the atheist and Jewish communities, active in the sustainability movement, and a comedic commentator on politics and culture. She is empty nesting in Los Angeles.
ANNABELLE GURWITCH grew up hoping that she was the long lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or the reincarnation of an Egyptian princess. Neither of those things turned out to be true. She explores this theme of family in her collection of essays, Wherever You Go, There They Are (Blue Rider Press, April 4th, 2017). She is the author of The New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize Finalist for Humor Writing 2015, I See You Made an Effort; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-written with husband Jeff Kahn); and Fired! which was also a Showtime Comedy Special.
Annabelle was the original co-host of Dinner & a Movie for 6 seasons on TBS, host of Planet Green’s sustainability series, WA$TED, and the news anchor of HBO’s award winning news satire, Not Necessarily The News. Other acting credits include Seinfeld, Dexter, Boston Legal. Her theater credits include the world premiere of Donald Margulies’ A Coney Island Christmas, Wendy Macleod’s Women in Jeopardy at E.S.T. Santa Barbara, and the 20th Anniversary production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others at Second Stage Theatre. Annabelle has adapted I See You Made an Effort into a solo show which has played Los Angeles, Edinburgh Theater Fest and heads to performing arts centers around the country in 2017.
Annabelle has been recognized in Time Magazine’s “Ten Ideas That are Changing the World” annual issue as well as both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times’ annual round up of “Top Ten Performances of the Year in Theater.”
Her essays and satire have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, The Nation, Men’s Health, Glamour, Salon.com. She was a regular commentator on NPR for numerous years. She performs at arts venues across the country, including with The Moth, New York Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Uprights Citizen’s Brigade and Carolines on Broadway. Annabelle is a Jewish mother, a reluctant atheist, and an avid environmentalist. She is empty nesting in Los Angeles.