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Laura Mannino

TV Comedy Writer
Los Angeles, California
Laura Mannino grew up in White Plains, New York, a former site of the Revolutionary War and the current home to five malls. 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. Her 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 with her half-hour 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. Laura has also written digital content for A&E Networks. Currently, Laura is thrilled to join The Hometown Project to write 2022 midterm voter engagement videos. 
​Laura is a 2022 Stowe Story Labs Fellow and an ATX TV Festival Pitch Competition Runner-Up for her romantic comedy series Bodice Rippers. Bodice Rippers is also Black List Reader Recommended and an Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder. 
​Laura is the founder of 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 worked for Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign as a field organizer. Laura lives in Highland Park with her son and husband, whom she met at NYU while hunting for bars that don't card.
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