Michael Angeli

Michael Angeli
Born 1970/1971 (age 45–46)[1]
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Genre Television dramas
Subject Celebrity ghost-writer and profiler
Notable works Chyna: If They Only Knew (co-author, 2001, ISBN 978-0-06-039329-8)

Michael Angeli (born 1970/1971) is an American writer and television producer, best known for his award-nominated work on television series such as Monk and the remake of Battlestar Galactica, a show for which he was also a co-executive producer.

Angeli is currently a writer and co-executive producer on Black Sails, a pirate adventure drama that premiered on the Starz Network in January, 2014.

Early years

Angeli is a University of Wisconsin graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology.[1]


As a screenwriter, his television credits include Now and Again, Dark Angel, Cover Me, Medium, Monk, Touching Evil (U.S. version), In Plain Sight, Law & Order: SVU, Killing Mr. Griffin, Playmakers (ESPN's first drama), Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Battlestar Galactica and its spin-off/prequel, Caprica.

Angeli is co-author of the autobiography of World Wrestling Federation performer Chyna. Angeli ghost-wrote My Lives, the Rosanne Barr autobiography (credited on the fly page). He profiled celebrity for such magazines as Playboy, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire.

As a free-lance writer,[1] Angeli has covered sports and pop culture for The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Details, and Sports Illustrated. An advocate of the participatory journalism elevated by the late George Plimpton, Angeli's exploits included spending 24 hours in Central Park, trying out for in-line Roller Derby, and a six-game road trip with The Los Angeles Lakers.

In July 2013, it was revealed that he has been working on a currently unannounced video game created by Sony Santa Monica Studio.[2]


In 2004, Angeli was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series, for his work on "Mr. Monk and the 12th Man". At the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008, Angeli was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, for his work on the Battlestar Galactica episode "Six of One".

Fellow television writer/producer Jane Espenson has called his scripts "literary objects in their own right."[3]


  1. 1 2 3 "Abel and Willing: New S9 episode". proboards.com. November 18, 2009. About Michael Angeli: LOCI's newest writer brings along a resume of substantive TV projects. Writing credits include Medium, Dark Angel, Touching Evil, and the short-lived revival of The Twilight Zone. Most recently he was co-executive producer and a lead writer for Battlestar Gallactica (40 episodes). In 2009 he produced scripts for SVU (episode: "Users"); Monk, and In Plain Sight. A University of Wisconsin psych major, the 38-year-old Angelia one-time freelance magazine writeris L.A. based. Currently he is writing a pilot (now in second draft) for a proposed original USA network series called John Q. Public.
  2. http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/18/4535666/battlestar-galactica-writer-michael-angeli-sony-santa-monica
  3. Jane Espenson (May 17, 2008). "Learning From The Prose". JaneEspenson.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. So did you see last night's new episode of Battlestar? This one, called Guess What's Coming to Dinner? was written by the amazing Michael Angeli...Angeli's scripts are always literary objects in their own right and if the Battlestar scripts are ever published, I encourage you to devour them.

Michael Angeli at the Internet Movie Database

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