‘Abbott Elementary’ Writer Brittani Nichols Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)
Nichols is best known for her work on “Abbott Elementary,” the ABC workplace comedy series created by Quinta Brunson. She has served as a writer and producer on both seasons and is credited for the Season 1 episodes “Student Transfer” and “Ava vs. Superintendent” and Season 2’s “Principal’s Office.”
“Abbott Elementary” is not Nichols’ first project with Brunson — she was also a writer for the first season of “A Black Lady Sketch Show” on HBO, which featured Brunson as a cast member.
Additionally, Nichols wrote for Season 2 of the Seeso comedy “Take My Wife” and was a consulting producer on Season 1 of the Netflix reality series “The Circle.” She is also an actor, having made appearances on “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Take My Wife” and HBO’s “Transparent.”
As an independent filmmaker, Nichols has written, executive produced and starred in the dark comedy film “Suicide Kale,” which was directed by Carly Usdin and won the audience award for best U.S. dramatic feature at Outfest in 2016 along with other festival awards. She also created, executive produced and starred in the web series “Words With Girls,” which was produced as a pilot with Issa Rae and Deniese Davis.
Nichols is from Chicago and is a four-time recipient of the Diversity Scholarship from Upright Citizens Brigade, where she performs improv, stand-up and sketch comedy.
Along with CAA, she is repped by Heroes and Villains; Ginsburg, Daniels, Kallis LLP; and Sechel PR.