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Gloria Calderon Kellett
Gloria Calderon Kellett
Born (1975-04-11) April 11, 1975 (age 45)
Notable work
One Day at a Time
Dave Kellett

Gloria Calderón Kellett is an American writer and actress. Kellett is the co-showrunner of One Day at a Time.

Early life and education

Kellett grew up in Beaverton, Oregon and San Diego, California. She graduated from University of San Diego High School. Kellett graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1997 with a BA in Communications and Theater Arts.[1] She also attended courses at the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica, CA.[2]

Kellett was awarded a Kennedy Center/ACTF Achievement in Playwriting Award for her first play, Plane Strangers, which also went on to win the Del Rey Players Achievement in Playwriting Award, and the LMU Playwright of the Year Award. Kellett went on to earn a MA in Theatre from Goldsmith College, University of London. Her play, When Words Are Many was a finalist for the London Writers Award (Waterstone's Prize). Her co-authored play Dance Like No One's Looking won the International Student Playscript Competition, judged and awarded by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. While in London, she worked at the Royal Court Theater and LIFT (the London International Festival of Theatre).[3]


Since her return to Los Angeles, Kellett has been a founding member of the sketch comedy group And Donkey Makes Five, and has written and performed stand-up comedy at The Improv and The Comedy Store. In a successful screenplay collaboration, Kellett's script Passengers and Drivers made it to the semi-finalist round of the first Project Greenlight Competition and she worked for Academy Award-winning writer/director Cameron Crowe on Vanilla Sky.

Kellett was a writer, actress (episode "The Wedding Bride"), executive story editor, and co-producer on the CBS series, How I Met Your Mother, for which she was won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Script in a Drama or Comedy. She has been a writer and supervising producer and writer on the CBS series, Rules of Engagement, on Lifetime's Devious Maids and on ABC's Mixology and the CW series, iZombie. She is the co-showrunner of One Day at a Time which was released on Netflix for the first three seasons, and is currently airing its fourth season on Pop TV. Along with the other writers, producers and the cast, she is helped to pitch the show to other networks to ensure the show did not end.[4]

She has also acted in several shows such as Trophy Wife, Jane the Virgin, Dead to Me, and One Day at a Time.

Her professional directorial debut was on her show One Day at a Time and she has gone on to direct several other episodes.[5] She has also directed for Mr. Iglesias, also on Netflix.[6]

Kellett is also a lecturer in Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television.[7]

Personal life

Kellett met cartoonist Dave Kellett, creator of the webcomic Sheldon, in high school. The couple married on February 24, 2001.

Authored works

Her book, Accessories - 30 Monologues for Women has been translated into Italian and is published by Small Fish Studios in the U.S. and Cassini Press in Italy.


Her awards include: The Television Academy Honors, Mental Health America Media Award, American Latino Media Arts Award, Imagen Award, Vanguard Award, National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award, Sentinel Award, and The Voice Award.

Awards Show Category Description
Primetime Emmy Awards 2018 Nominee

Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

Patricia Barnett

For episode "Not Yet"

Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 Nominee

Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

Patricia Barnett

For episode "A Snowman's Tale"

77th Annual Peabody Awards Nominee

Peabody Award

One Day At A Time
American Latino Media Arts Award 2018 Winner

ALMA Award

One Day At A Time
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2019 Nominee

Critics Choice Award

Best Comedy Series
Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2019 Nominee

Dorian Award

Unsung TV Show of the Year
GLAAD Media Awards 2018 Nominee

GLAAD Media Award

Outstanding Comedy Series
Imagen Foundation Awards 2018 Winner

Imagen Award

Best Primetime Program - Comedy
Imagen Foundation Awards 2017 Winner

Imagen Award

Best Primetime Television Program - Comedy
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award 2018 Winner

NHMC Award

One Day At A Time
Online Film & Television Association 2017 Nominee

OFTA Television Award

Best Comedy Series and Best Direction in a Comedy Series
People's Choice Awards, USA 2018 Nominee

People's Choice Award

Favorite Revival Show
Television Critics Association Awards 2018 Nominee

TCA Award

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
The Voice Award 2018 Winner

The Vocie Award

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Storyline

(Season 2)

Sentinel Award 2018 Winner

Sentinel Award

One Day At A Time for story line on mental health


  1. ^ Millers Younger, Sandra. "Gloria Calderón Kellett '97". LMU Magazine. Retrieved 2019.
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  4. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (March 1, 2019). "'One Day at a Time's' Gloria Calderón Kellett on being the boss and the Netflix numbers game". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (June 5, 2018). "'One Day at a Time' Co-Creator on 'Creating Room for Everyone'". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Simon, Rachel (2019-01-03). "10 Directors Discuss "Making It" In Hollywood When They Thought They Couldn't". Bustle. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Meet the SFTV Faculty". Loyola Marymount University. Retrieved 2019.

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