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Gloria Calderón Kellett graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Communications and Theater Arts. She was awarded a Kennedy Center/ACTF Achievement in Playwriting Award for her first play, Plane Strangers – which also went on to win the Del Rey Players Achievement in Playwriting Award, and the LMU Playwright of the Year Award. Gloria went on to earn a Masters degree in Theatre from the University of London. Her play, When Words Are Many was a finalist for the London Writers Award (Waterstone’s Prize). Additionally, her co-authored play Dance Like No One’s Looking won the International Student Playscript Competition, judged and awarded by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. While in London, she worked at the Royal Court Theater and LIFT (the London International Festival of Theatre).

Since her return to Los Angeles, Gloria has been a founding member of the sketch comedy group And Donkey Makes Five, and has written and performed stand-up comedy at The Improv and The Comedy Store. In a successful screenplay collaboration, Gloria’s script Passengers and Drivers made it to the semi-finalist round of the first Project Greenlight Competition and she had the great privilege of working for Academy Award-winning writer/director Cameron Crowe on Vanilla Sky.

Gloria is currently a writer on the CBS series, "How I Met Your Mother", for which she was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Script in a Drama or Comedy. She continues to write plays to critical success, including a sold-out run of "In Her Shoes" (2003) at the Hudson Avenue Theatre; "Baggage" (2004), which was workshopped at The Mark Taper Forums LTI: Women’s Workshop and went on to have a successful run at the Hudson Avenue Theatre; "Left Overs" (2005), which was put up at the Odyssey Theatre as part of a Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation benefit; and most recently, "Skirts & Flirts" (2006) at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre.

Her work can currently be seen at Naked Angel Theatre Company's “Tuesdays at 9” workshop series and Comedy Central Stage’s “Sit ‘N Spin”.

Gloria Calderòn Kellett is represented by The William Morris Agency.