NORA KIRKPATRICK grew up in rural Iowa, and studied in Africa before graduating from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. Upon graduation, Nora did what her parents told her not to do, and joined a rock band. This band, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, ended up winning a GRAMMY, having a gold record and touring the world, playing Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and SXSW among others. Nora was a founding member and played accordion with the group for seven years.
Nora has sold five shows to major networks in the past three years.
In 2017 Nora created, wrote and directed the first ever choose-your-own-adventure, live-action VR comedy series, starring Snoop Dogg, Steve Little and Ravi Patel. This series, Door No. 1, will air on Hulu in early 2018, and is executive produced by Lee Eisenberg and Jarrad Paul. Also in 2017, Nora sold her TV comedy, Assisted Living, to CBS, executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum at Gloria Sanchez Productions.
In 2016, Nora created a comedy series, Virtually Mike and Nora, for Hulu with SNL alum Mike O’Brien, which is currently airing on Hulu. In 2015, Nora sold her TV show, Best Seller, to Comedy Central, produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum and Olivia Wilde.
Nora developed and produced three shows for Turner’s digital arm, Superdeluxe, garnering millions of views, and directing an episode of the popular series, Disengaged. Another of these series, Riders, that Nora produces, stars in, and writes the music for, with creator Alexandra McGuiness, was recently sold to Sundance Now.
Nora has played many roles in film and TV, including The Office, Greek, Jennifer Falls, Chasing Life, and Men at Work. Most recently, Nora can be seen in Adam Sandler’s film Sandy Wexler, and Paul Lieberstein’s latest feature, The Song of Back and Neck.