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Sarah Haskins      

Comedian and TV Writer; Known for "Trophy Wife"

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Sarah Haskins attended Francis W. Parker School in Chicago's Lincoln Park. A 2001 graduate of Harvard College, she was also a member of the improv comedy troupe “The Immediate Gratification Players”.

A self-described liberal and feminist, she has spoken in interviews about the many traditional and new roles that women of the modern world are expected to fulfill: taking on new roles as career women and as financially independent individuals while still adhering to antiquated stereotypes about an ideal woman and her role in a traditional society. Haskins majored in American History and Literature at Harvard University. While at Harvard she began improvising with a group called IGP or "the Immediate Gratification Players." This inspired her interest in comedy.

Haskins was an improvisational and sketch comedy performer at I.O. (ImprovOlympic) Chicago as well as with the Second City National Touring Company for six years before moving to California. She lists her influences and heroes as "Chicago, Katharine Graham, Tina Fey, improvisation, Francis Parker".

In October 2007, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she currently resides. She worked as a full-time writer for Current TV and a regular contributor to the weekly series InfoMania on Current, a network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore. Haskins wrote and starred in the InfoMania segment "Target Women" in which she commented on products, advertising, and media aimed at women. Segment topics have included: wedding shows, jewelry, cleaning supplies, Sarah Palin and the "lady vote", Twilight, cars and The View. The show’s first episode, "Target Women: Yogurt", was an online hit.

In January 2010, Haskins parted ways with Current TV, leaving her central role in the Target Women segment behind. After InfoMania, Haskins and Emily Halpern co-wrote the short film "DILF". Haskins also co-starred in the short films "The Cat Whisperer" and "How To Be Sexy".

Haskins' sitcom project “Trophy Wife” aired for one season on ABC before being canceled.


Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins Ink New Deal With ABC Studios ...
Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins have signed a new two- year overall deal with ABC Studios where they have been based for the past ...

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