Sara Benincasa is a screenwriter, recovering stand-up comedian and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016); "DC Trip" (Adaptive 2015); "Great" (HarperTeen 2014); and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly joke book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad." In 2017, she adapted "DC Trip" as a screenplay with Bona Fide, Gunpowder & Sky, and Adaptive Studios. She also adapted "Agorafabulous" as a pilot for TV with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. Born and raised in New Jersey, she attended Emerson College, graduated from Warren Wilson College, and got a masters degree in teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University. She lives in Los Angeles and she's working on an untitled novel for Adaptive Books.
She has been a talk radio host and producer, a staff writer covering the pharmaceutical industry, a freelance writer covering whatever anyone would pay her to do, a schoolteacher, a writing tutor, a janitor, a party store employee, a legal assistant, an editor, a bathtub talk show host, a sports blogger, and a ton of other stuff. In 2008, she was a citizen journalist for MTV News. She got to be on TRL.
Recent roles include "The Jim Gaffigan Show" on TVLand (2016) and the critically acclaimed short film "The Focus Group" (2016), which she also wrote.
Sara attended Emerson College and has a degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. She has an M.A. in Secondary School Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is a freelance writer, with four cover stories for BUST magazine under her belt. She travels frequently to speak to college students about mental health awareness.