Emmy Laybourne
Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne began her writing career as a playwright. Her play, Smorgas-Bourne, landed Emmy a starring role in the Paramount feature film, Superstar, opposite Will Ferrel and Molly Shannon.

As an actress, Emmy went on to have featured roles in the films Nancy Drew, The In-Laws, and Lucky Numbers. She was a season regular on the NBC sitcom DAG, and performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1. She has improvised with the Upright Citizens Brigade, Chicago City Limits and the Heartless Floozies.

Emmy Laybourne’s first novel, Monument 14, will be published by Feiwel and Friends, a division of Macmillan, on June 5, 2012. The sequel, Monument 14: Sky On Fire, is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.