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Laura Mannino

TV Comedy Writer

Laura Mannino grew up in White Plains, New York, a former site of the Revolutionary War and the current home to five malls. During her fourth-grade production of Twelfth Night, Laura desperately wanted to play Olivia, the HBIC duchess everyone is in love with. Instead, she was cast as Maria, the funny maid.


Laura spent her weekends and summers in youth theatre programs writing and acting in cranky adolescent plays about her cranky adolescence. She graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.


Laura has performed stand-up, improv, and sketch at bars, former strip clubs, current yoga studios, and actual dungeons throughout New York City and Los Angeles. She wrote and starred in the short comedy Ten Minute Decade that screened at New Filmmakers NY and was a Hammer Museum's Open Projector Night Finalist.


Laura’s half-hour pilot Bomb about navigating stand-up as a new mom was a PAGE Awards and Final Draft Big Break Semifinalist. In 2021, she was a Semifinalist for The Writers Lab for her half-hour political pilot Party Crashers.


Credits include Consulting Producer on MTV's Loveline with Amber Rose and Quibi's Sexology with Shan and Sketch Writer for Awestruck's Asshole Parents. She also wrote for Ora TV, Disney Television Animation, Viacom Velocity, Here TV, and A&E Networks Digital. During the 2022 midterms, Laura joined The Hometown Project team to write celebrity voter engagement videos in partnership with Michigan and Ohio Democrats.


Laura is a 2022 Stowe Story Labs Fellow and an ATX TV Festival Pitch Competition Runner-Up for Bodice Rippers, a rompy romantic half-hour comedy series. Bodice Rippers is also Black List Recommended and an Austin Film Virtual Pitch Finalist. 


Laura founded Drain The NRA, a grassroots organization that successfully pressured corporations to end their affiliation with the NRA. She also helmed Los Angeles for Warren and was a field organizer for Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. 


Laura lives in Highland Park with her son and husband, whom she met at NYU while hunting for bars that don't card.


2023 Roadmap Writers Top Tier Competition Winner

2022 Stowe Story Labs The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis Fellow

2022 ATX TV Festival Pitch Season 11 Competition Runner-Up

2022 Black List Recommended

2022 AFF/UCLA Extension Virtual Pitch Finalist

2022 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2nd Round

2022 Launch Pad Pilot Competition 2nd Round

2021 The Writers Lab US Semifinalist

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