Nelsie Spencer

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  • New York, NY

Nelsie Spencer moved from Southern Californian to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. A few years after graduating, Nelsie co-wrote My Heart Belongs to Daddy with Laury Marker, a comic two-character play which had several sold-out and critically acclaimed productions across the country the last one in L.A. In L.A. Nelsie worked as a writer’s assistant on the Golden Globe Award-winning series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill. She also wrote and performed her one- woman show Goodbye Cream at several L.A. venues and took her first stabs at stand-up comedy. Back in New York Nelsie went full throttle into stand-up where her irreverent take on her off-kilter, WASPy childhood made her an instant staple in the New York comedy clubs. The experience of having two kids twenty months apart inspired Nelsie to write a novel. In the fall of 2003 St. Martins Press published her sexy and surprising, comic novel The Playgroup. The Playgroup (which has been compared to Bridget Jones’s Diary, Fear of Flying and The Nanny Diaries) was well received by the critics and by moms across the country. The New York Post called it “Momsational!” Cindy Adams mentioned The Playgroup in her gossip column. In 2004 St. Martins published the book in paperback. In 2005 Nelsie joined forces with comics Cory Kahaney and Maureen Langan to create The Radio Ritas, a funny, edgy morning talk show for Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda’s company Greenstone Media. The Radio Ritas was the morning drive-time show for this new venture. Recently Nelsie has been helping other writers bring their visions to fruition; whether as a teacher, coach or ghostwriter. Nelsie’s slice-of-life screenplay Valley Inn (co-written with Kim Swink) is in preproduction and her romantic comedy A Girl’s Best Friend was just optioned by Piranha Pictures.