Emily Maya Mills is a Los Angeles-based comedy creator, originally from San Francisco. As a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, she developed a unique brand of “serious comedy” the LA Weekly once referred to as “…a sagacious autopsy of the frailties and foibles of life.” While earning her MFA at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Emily won the opportunity to direct the university-funded film, Boo Hag or Shadow Man (May 2021) and was a finalist for the Entertainment Technology Center grant for innovations in virtual production. Before shifting her focus to longer-format storytelling, she was named a “Funny Female to Follow on Twitter” by the Huffington Post and recorded a standup album, By a Thread, on ASpecialThing Records. As an actor, she’s appeared on Orange is the New Black, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Key & Peele, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Parks and Recreation, Harry’s Law, Crash and Bernstein, and as a series regular on DisneyXD’s Right Now Kapow! Most recently you may have seen her getting orgasmic over potato chips in a Cape Cod commercial. Emily is dedicated to making cinematic comedies with intense dramatic stakes. And to co-parenting her teenaged steptwins who are already funnier than she will ever be.