- Talent Name
- Susin Nielsen
Creator and Showrunner on “Family Law”
Susin Nielsen is the creator and showrunner on The CW’s drama series “Family Law.”
Nielsen was born and raised in Southwestern Ontario by her single-parent mother, and wanted to be a writer from age eleven. She got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular Canadian television series, “Degrassi Junior High.” They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit television show. Since then, Nielsen’s television credits including “Arctic Air,” “Heartland,” “Cedar Cove,” “Madison,” “Ready or Not,” “Franny’s Feet”and “Braceface.” She also co-created and executive produced the critically-acclaimed half-hour comedy-drama, “Robson Arms.” She’s won an Academy of Canadian TV Gemini Award and two Canadian Screenwriter Awards for her work.
Nielsen is also the multiple-award winning author of six young adult novels (including her latest, Tremendous Things). Her books have won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the UKLA award and over a dozen young readers’ choice awards. A number of her titles have been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. In 2019, she was awarded the Writers’ Trust Vicki Metcalf Award for a body of work. Her books have been translated into many languages.
She recently wrapped production on season 3 of “Family Law.” She is creator and showrunner and loves her job.
She lives in Vancouver with her family and two ill-behaved cats.