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, & Christian 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. 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. In 2021, Ana was chosen to be a part of NHMC’s 2021 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.

Ana’s an immigrant who’s lived on four different continents (so worldly!), holds a Masters in Global Affairs from New York University and a graduate certificate in Human Rights from Columbia University (so in debt!), and a very useful BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Central Florida (so humbled!).