Shireen Razack

Writer & Producer

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity

 
Shireen is your typical South Asian-Trinidadian Canadian, Muslim American, if there’s anything particularly typical about that. She was born in Canada, mostly raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Shireen started her professional life with a career in advertising that took her from Texas to New York City. Then, shortly after moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of writing for television, she was admitted to the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, which has led to a long career in the industry. She has written for NBC’s Trauma, JJ Abrams’ Undercovers, Kevin Williamson’s The Secret Circle, TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, SyFy’s Haven, Freeform’s Shadowhunters, and is currently a Co-Executive Producer on NBC’s New Amsterdam.

Shireen is a co-founder and co-chair of the Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity (TTIE), a consortium of working TV writers committed to increasing inclusion in TV writers rooms, advancing accurate and authentic storytelling, and improving working conditions for all TV writers, in particular those from underrepresented communities. She is also a board of directors member of the Writers Guild Foundation and an active member of the Writers Guild of America West.

Shireen is repped at Verve Talent & Literary Agency and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

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