David E. Kelley is an acclaimed American television writer, producer, and lawyer. He is best known for creating the legal drama series The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal. He has won several awards including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for The Practice, and Boston Legal.

    Early Life

    David E. Kelley was born in Waterville, Maine in 1956. He attended Princeton University, where he majored in political science and minored in literature. After graduating, he attended Boston University School of Law and graduated in 1979. He then practiced law for several years before turning to writing full-time.

    Career Success

    Kelley made his television debut in 1989 with the series L.A. Law, which was created by Steven Bochco. He wrote and produced several episodes of the show, and in 1994, he created his own legal drama series, The Practice. The show was a critical and commercial success, and won him his first Emmy Award. He followed this success with the creation of the hit comedy-drama series Ally McBeal in 1997. The show was an instant hit, and was nominated for several awards.

    Recent Projects

    Kelley’s most recent project is the legal drama series Boston Legal, which he created in 2004. The show was critically acclaimed and was nominated for several Emmy Awards. He has also written and produced several films, including Lake Placid and Mystery, Alaska. In addition, he has written and produced several television movies, including The Wedding Bells and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

    David E. Kelley is one of the most successful television writers and producers of the modern era. His shows have been nominated for numerous awards, and his legal dramas have become iconic television series. He continues to write and produce television shows and films, and is sure to continue to be successful in the years to come.


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