About

Ana Maria Defillo is a Caracas-born, Miami-raised, Dominican comedy writer and producer.

Before her career in television, she paved her road to hell as a nonprofit professional, human rights graduate student, & Evangelical purity cult member. Now she’s spreading her gospel of cynicism to the world.

She studied sketch comedy, improv, and satire writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The People’s Improv Theater, and Second City.

As a lifelong student of humanity (with the debt to prove it), Ana lived on four different continents while getting her Masters in Global Affairs from New York University, a graduate certificate in Human Rights from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies from the University of Central Florida.

Ana’s writing has been featured on McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, Vulture, and more. Her TV credits include Desus and Mero on Showtime, The Read on Fuse, and The Vote on PBS. Ana is a proud alum of NHMC’s Series Scriptwriters Program sponsored by Disney/ABC, NBC, and Netflix. Currently, she’s writing and producing for Complex/Buzzfeed’s daily news show, The Daily Drift, on Twitch.