Lisa Joy is the co-creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer of HBO's"Westworld.” She earned two Emmy nominations, two WGA Award nominations, and a
PGA Award nomination for her work on the first season, which was HBO’s most-
watched first season of a series ever. Highly regarded for her genre writing, Joy directs
and produces the show through her multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros.
Television. Additionally, Joy serves as President of Production at Kilter Films, the
production company she and Jonathan Nolan set up, which produces "Westworld"
under its banner.
Along with "Westworld," Joy has several highly-anticipated film projects in the works,
including the film adaptation of "Battlestar Galactica" for Universal and the feature script"Reminiscence," which placed on the 2013 Black List.
Prior to her career in entertainment, Joy graduated from Stanford undergrad and
Harvard Law School. She then went on to work as a management consultant in the tech
sector and practice law in California. Joy’s writing career began on the Emmy Award-
winning and Golden Globe-nominated ABC show “Pushing Daisies,” which earned her a
WGA Award nomination. She later joined the staff of USA Network’s Emmy Award-
nominated show “Burn Notice” as a co-producer.
Joy grew up in New Jersey. She is biracial and a first generation Asian American. Joy
currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
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