Bill Lawrence Biography
William Van Duzer Lawrence IV, better known by his professional name Bill Lawrence is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He was born in the year 1968 and celebrates his birthday on December 26, every year. He is best known as the creator of the sitcom Scrubs, co-creator of Cougar Town and Spin City. He was also co-creator of the short-lived animated series Clone High. In addition to that, he has written for many other shows such as The Nanny, Friends, and Boy Meets World. His production company is Doozer.
Lawrence is a native of Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States of America as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He is the great-great grandson of Sarah and William Van Duzer Lawrence, whose home became the Sarah Lawrence College. Besides that, here is no information about how he was raised, his family and early life. Lawrence graduated from the College of William & Mary, where he studied English and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
Upon graduation, his first writing job was as a staff writer on the short-lived ABC sitcom Billy. He then wrote for Boy Meets World, Friends and The Nanny, for short periods. In 1996, he wrote for the short-lived sitcom Champs. His first show as creator was the ABC multi-camera sitcom Spin City, co-created with Gary David Goldberg. The show lasted for six seasons and won four Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy Award. Then went on to create the hit single-camera sitcom Scrubs, which followed the lives of hospital staff. The show premiered in 2001 and ran for 9 seasons in total, 7 on NBC and 2 on ABC. Lawrence was the writer, produced and director for the series. The show received lots of critical acclaims and a total of Emmy nominations. His next project was as a co-creator of the 2002 animated sitcom Clone High for MTV with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The show lasted a single 13 episode season. In 2005, he co-created the not so hit WB pilot Nobody's Watching. He was all set up for his film-directing debut with the film Fletch Won, a prequel to the previous Fletch films, but after the Scrubs star Zach Braff exited the project, he too had to leave the project. He also co-created the single-camera sitcom Cougar Town, which premiered in 2009 on ABC which ran from 2009-2012 on ABC, then moved to TBS in 2013. In 2013, he co-created and executive produced the TBS sitcom Ground Floor and is an executive producer of the Fox sitcom Surviving Jack and the NBC sitcom Undateable. Lawrence is said to pen a script for the Rush Hour TV series.
Talking about his personal life, Lawrence is a married man. His first wife was television actress Megyn Price. After divorcing from her, he married actress Christa Miller in 1999. The couple has been blessed with three children together. Lawrence has cast Miller in Scrubs, Clone High and Cougar Town. He seems to be enjoying his married life to the fullest and from the looks of it, divorce is certainly out of the picture for many more years to come. Vargas has balanced his personal and professional life pretty well and is a good father and husband.
Bill is not only talented; he has a charming personality and a good height. His hard work into the industry has made him not only famous but fortunate as well. For his outstanding work along the years, he has garnered numerous fans and followers all over the world. He is an active user of his Twitter and Facebook accounts and keeps updating it regularly with recent news and events. More information on him is available in his recent and detailed biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.