Courtney A. Kemp

Courtney A. Kemp

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Birthday: May 04, 1977

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A string of successes as both writer and producer on such series as "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016) paved the way for Courtney Kemp to create the highly rated crime drama "Power" (Starz, 2014- ) and become one of the few African-American showrunners in primetime television. Born May 4, 1977 in Westport, Connecticut, she began writing original stories before her teenaged years, and honed her talents at both Brown University and Columbia University, from which she received her Masters degree. Upon graduating, Kemp wrote for such high-profile magazines as Mademoiselle and GQ before leaving journalism to write for the J. Crew catalog. While there, she was contacted by television producers who wanted to adapt a story about interracial dating that she'd written for GQ into a series; the project never materialized, but it sparked Kemp's interest in writing for television. At the age of 26, she relocated to Los Angeles and landed work as a staff writer on "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox, 2001-06). The experience led to other writing and story editing assignments on series like "Eli Stone" (ABC, 2008-09) before Kemp hit her stride as a writer and producer on "The Good Wife." She shared a Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011 with producers Ridley and Tony Scott before departing the CBS series the following year; Kemp then served as producer and occasional writer on network programs like "Hawaii 5-0" (CBS, 2010- ) before moving up to showrunner with "Power." The crime series, co-produced and co-starring rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, was one of the most successful series in the Starz stable, garnering the highest audience numbers for its second season premiere and finale in the network's history.

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No Score Yet 50% Power Book II: Ghost Executive Producer,
Creator
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020 2018
81% 82% Power Creator,
Executive Producer
2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Confidential Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Writer 2012
94% 92% The Good Wife Writer 2012 2010
46% 71% Happy Town Writer 2010
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Writer 2008
40% No Score Yet In Justice Writer 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Power Executive Producer,
Creator

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