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Lyn Paolo      

Costume Designer of "Scandal," "Shameless," " West Wing" & "ER"

Emmy® Award winning Lyn Paolo, is the costume designer on the ABC-TV hit television series “Scandal”, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring her friend and collaborator, Kerry Washington. And if working on this fan favorite, “must tweet” series, cited on every list of the best dressed on TV, is not enough, Lyn is simultaneously working on the fifth season of Showtime’s “Shameless” starring Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy.

In collaboration with Kerry Washington, ABC TV and The Limited, Lyn designed and launched the first "Scandal" collection selling at The Limited this fall through 2015.

Lyn Paolo has just been appointed as brand ambassador for Platinum Guild International to increase awareness of the benefits and fashion of the world's most precious metal.

Lyn was born in Sunderland, England and started her career in Los Angeles as a Costumer in the world of Commercials. She later worked her way up to Costume Supervisor and had a break in her career when she was hired to design the period piece "Homefront" for which she won two Emmys®.

Lyn was also the costume designer for all fifteen seasons of the hit show ER and worked on other TV shows that John Wells produced including “The West Wing” (fourth Emmy nomination, and Costume Designers Guild Nomination), “Presidio Med”, “LA Confidential”, “The Court”, “Southland”, and “Shameless” and recently designed John's first directorial movies: “The Company Men”, with Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner and “Adam Jones” starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson.

Lyn is mum to two fantastic children , Gemma and Jack, and two adorable dogs. Lyn has become an avid gardener, traveler and Yogi and enjoys cooking for friends.

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