Kaitlin Cunniff was raised in Deerfield, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. She earned her BFA in Film & Television Production from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Kaitlin left New York in the summer of 2011 to pursue a film career on the west coast. She started in the Motion Picture Literary department at ICM and went on to work in the Feature Development department at Paramount Pictures for two years. She pivoted to television in 2015, landing at John Wells Productions, where she currently works on SHAMELESS, ANIMAL KINGDOM, and AMERICAN WOMAN. John Wells Productions also produced BURNT with Bradley Cooper, GOAT with Nick Jonas and THE COMPANY MEN with Ben Affleck. He also directed AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.