Producer & Series Developer Miranda Kwok of FOX’s Hit Show “The Cleaning Lady”
Following up after such a powerful season finale Monday night for the first season of FOX’s hit series “The Cleaning Lady” https://www.fox.com/the-cleaning-lady/ (the first primetime South Asian led series both in front of and behind the camera), created by/series developed by & Executive Produced by the formidable talent that is Chinese-Canadian Miranda Kwok (Starz “Spartacus: Blood & Sand,” & CW “The 100”), she also wrote the pilot and season finale episode. An acclaimed writer & producer, as well as a motorcyclist, black belt martial artist a captain of a rugby team –she excels at whatever she does. In this first season alone they tackled illegal immigrants, ICE raids, autoimmune disease treatment, organ donors, crime lords/mafia, witnessing murders, the FBI and more. Audiences can binge all of season one on Fox, Fox Now, Hulu, Amazon, Vudu, etc. This show is everything we want in good television.
About Miranda Kwok:
Miranda Kwok is now best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of the U.S. television series adaptation “The Cleaning Lady,” based on the Argentine series “La Chica Que Limpia.” Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment, Miranda wrote the pilot script and developed “The Cleaning Lady” for the Fox Network. Her first screenplay about the so-called military ‘comfort women,’ Miranda won the Grand Prize in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. With her first spec script, Miranda landed a Staff Writer position on “Spartacus: Blood & Sand” on the Starz Network. She has worked as a writer and story consultant on several theme park attractions and immersive experiences, including Wanda Movie Park’s 4D Film “Streets of Fury” and 5D Film “Ultimate Energy” which was produced by Industrial Light and Magic. More recently, Miranda served as a writer and Supervising Producer for “The 100” on the CW Network, working for four seasons on the Warner Bros. TV series.
Miranda’s development includes writing ten episodes of Aurelio De Laurentiis’ international series “Empire of the Dragons,” including the pilot episode. Miranda also created an original TV series entitled “Snakehead” which she developed with Relativity Media and Ixtlan Productions, then she wrote the pilot script for a premium U.S. cable network with Michelle Yeoh attached to star and Oliver Stone attached to direct.
Miranda is a member of the Television Academy, an alum of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, the WGA Writer Access Project, the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, and Film Independent’s Project: Involve, through which she earned a full tuition scholarship at The Los Angeles Film School for their Feature Development Program. Miranda is also a 76th-generation descendant of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Kwok began her studies in the arts at the age of ten when she attended the Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, Canada. She majored in visual arts and minored in drama and dance. Kwok made her television debut at the age of thirteen and has performed in several leading, supporting, and guest-starring roles in film, television, and theatre.
She also completed an Honors Bachelor of Artsin Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Toronto. During the same time, Kwok volunteered her services as a crisis intervention counselor at a community women’s shelter and two rape crisis centers.
She was a participant in “Project: Involve”, a mentorship program at the IFP in Los Angeles..
Through its directors, Kwok was recommended for and subsequently won a full scholarship award at the Los Angeles Film School for their Feature Development Program, which she completed with Honors.
The actress won the grand prize in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition for a historical drama entitled Song of Silence.
Kwok was on the front cover of the February 2008 edition of The North York Post.
She is an honoree of the 2009 CBS Diversity Initiative Writers Mentoring Program, the 2010 WGA Writer Access Project for professional screenwriters, and the 2021 WGA’s Showrunner Training Program.
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