Fernanda Coppel is a playwright and screenwriter. Her play King Liz received its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in an acclaimed, extended run in the summer of 2015. King Liz was sold to Showtime and is being developed into a half hour comedy-drama. Fernanda is currently a writer-producer on both the series "Queen of the South" on USA network and the upcoming Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller NBC series “Rise”. She's written for “From Dusk Til Dawn” for Robert Rodriguez and the El Rey network, Shonda Rhimes's “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC, DirecTV’s “Kingdom,” and “The Bridge” on FX. Her professional New York debut Chimichangas and Zoloft premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2012 and is published by Samuel French. Fernanda’s work has been developed at New York Theatre Workshop, Pregones Theater, INTAR Theatre, The Juilliard School, The Lark Development Center, the Flea, the Old Vic (London), Naked Angels, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the Sundance Institute. Fernanda is a member of the MCC Playwrights' Coalition and was a member of the Old Vic's US/UK TS Eliot Exchange Program. Her work has won the Asuncion Queer Latino Festival at Pregones Theater, the 2012 HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting, and the 2012 Helen Merrill Award. She was a three-year Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University.