Tracy McMillan Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Tracy McMillan      

Relationship Expert, Author and Television Writer Known for "Mad Men"

Tracy McMillan is from Minneapolis. Her childhood involved foster care, prison visits and multiple moms that gave her lots of opportunity to interface with some of the darker aspects of human nature. People ask her how she survived, and Tracy says she thinks that it comes down to 1) Finding pretty much everything funny. And 2) Being willing to get a paper route. In winter. In Minnesota.

Naturally, her dramatic childhood led to a rather eventful adulthood, involving multiple cities, husbands, spiritual paths, and careers. If you want all the gory details, read her memoir, "I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway." But here are the broad strokes: She wrote television news for 15 years, she got married a bunch, she had a beautiful, amazing kid, and she transitioned into writing film, television, and books.

Her big television credit is "Mad Men," but Tracy's also written on other shows like "United States of Tara" and "Necessary Roughness." She was also a matchmaker on NBC's "Ready For Love," a dating reality show.

In 2011, Tracy wrote "Why You're Not Married," which is now the most-viewed article on the Huffington Post ever. Time magazine named it one of the Top Ten Opinion Pieces of 2011. It’s about everything she's ever learned in relationships, which is a lot. Especially about what chicks do wrong — since she says she's done so much of that herself — and also what to do right, since she's done a lot of that, too. This piece led to her book, "Why You're Not Married...Yet."


Relationship Expert Tracy McMillan Featured on 'Super Soul Sunday'

Oprah sits down with relationship expert Tracy McMillan, author of “Why You're Not Married…Yet” in an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing this ...

Related Speakers View all

More like Tracy