• Shelley Evans has written teleplays for ABC, CBS, Showtime, USA Network, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, and Lifetime Television. Her produced scripts have starred, among others, Anne Heche, Sam Shepard, Josh Brolin, James Caan, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen and Mercedes Ruehl.   
  • She received a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MFA from New York University, where she was awarded the Graduate Prize in Dramatic Writing.  
  • A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, she is represented by the Paradigm Talent Agency


  • GLAAD Media Award, Outstanding Movie for Television, A Girl Like Me, 2007. 
  • Women’s Image Network, Best Television Film, A Girl Like Me, 2007. 
  • Edgar Allen Poe Nominee, One Kill, 2001. 
  • Finalist, Paramount Pictures Writing Fellowship, 1990. 
  • Semi-Finalist, Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship, 1989. 
  • Graduate Prize, NYU Dramatic Writing Program, 1989. 
  • First Prize, New Line Cinema Screenwriting Award, 1988. 
  • First Prize, Laurel Entertainment Screenwriting Award, 1988.