Emily V. Gordon

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Emily V. Gordon
Emily Gordon in 2012.jpg
Gordon at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, March 2012
Born
Emily V. Gordon

(1979-05-03) May 3, 1979 (age 40)
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
OccupationWriter, producer
Notable work
The Big Sick
Spouse(s)
Kumail Nanjiani (m. 2007)

Emily V. Gordon (born May 3, 1979)[1] is an American writer, producer and podcast host.

She co-wrote the 2017 romantic comedy film The Big Sick, based on her relationship with her husband, comedian Kumail Nanjiani. They were nominated the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

She co-created the live show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and has worked with Comedy Central many times.

She met Nanjiani at a comedy show in Chicago where he was performing. They began dating but Gordon fell seriously ill and was put into a medically induced coma before being diagnosed with Still's disease. Gordon recovered and three months later[2] twelve months after meeting they married.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gordon, Emily V. (May 3, 2017). "Wanna celebrate my birthday? Donate blood or time/money to @ghettorescue @SowMuchGood @TheSiweProject @PatriotsandPaws @Translifeline !". Twitter. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. Gross, Terry (July 12, 2017). "How A Medically Induced Coma Led To Love, Marriage And 'The Big Sick'". Fresh Air. NPR. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  3. Marie, Jane (May 20, 2014). "The Secret Life of Marrieds: Why We Kept Our Marriage Secret for Years". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved May 5, 2017.