ART: Debut. Alexa Junge grew up in Los Angeles and attended Barnard College, where she wrote The Varsity Show with David Rakoff and Jeanine Tesori. After receiving her MFA in NYU’s Dramatic Writing program, Junge wrote for “Friends” from 1994 to 1999. Her popular episode, “The One Where Everybody Finds Out,” earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Writing for a Comedy Series, and has been cited in Atlantic Magazine as a proven “mood booster.” Other television work includes: “Grace and Frankie” (executive producer and writer), “The United States of Tara” (showrunner), “Big Love,” “The West Wing” (Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, WGA nomination for Best Episodic Drama), and “Sex and the City.” As a screenwriter and lyricist, her film work (also with Ms. Tesori) includes: Lilo & Stitch 2 and Mulan II. Fingersmith received its World Premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (directed by Bill Rauch) in 2015 and was further developed at New York Stage and Film this past summer. Junge’s other plays and musicals have been produced at the Goodspeed Opera House, Studio Arena Theater, Playwrights Horizons’ Lab, and the Depot Theater. Her work has been developed at The Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, The Public Theater Lab/Ars Nova, MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Junge is a writer-contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” and was a live performer on TAL’s “What I Learned from Television” tour.