Lisa McGee has a number of accolades that preceded her 'Derry Girls' success

Tonight in Ireland, the smash-hit comedy ‘Derry Girls’ is airing the final episode for its second season.

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The show, which has enjoyed unprecedented success since its premiere last year, has bumped creator Lisa McGee to a new level of notoriety.

Get to know more about Lisa McGee here!

Who is Lisa McGee?

Lisa McGee is a screenwriter and creator of the Northern Irish mega-hit comedy series ‘Derry Girls.’

Where is Lisa McGee from?

Lisa McGee is from Derry in Northern Ireland

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Where did Lisa McGee go to school?

Lisa McGee attended Queen’s University in Belfast where she studied Drama.

What other projects have Lisa McGee worked on?

In addition to ‘Derry Girls,’ Lisa McGee also created the television program ‘Raw’ for RTE.

Lisa McGee is listed as a writer for the following television shows:

  • Totally Frank (Channel 4)
  • The Things I Haven’t Told You (BBC 3)
  • Being Human (BBC)
  • Raw (RTE)
  • The White Queen (BBC 1)
  • London Irish (Channel 4)
  • Indian Summers (Channel 4)
  • Derry Girls (Channel 4)

Lisa McGee also created the following plays:

  • Jump (was later adapted for film) 
  • The Heights
  • Nineteen Ninety Two
  • Seven Years and Seven Hours
  • Girls and Dolls

What awards has Lisa McGee won?

In 2006, Lisa McGee was the Writer on Attachment at the National Theatre in London.

In 2007, Lisa McGee won the Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary for her play 'Girls and Dolls.'

In 2012, Lisa McGee was a part of a team who won at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards in the Best Television Drama category for ‘Being Human.’

In 2018, Lisa McGee won two IFTA awards, both for Derry Girls: Best Comedy and Best Writer Soap and Comedy.

Lisa McGee also won the British Screenwriters’ Award for Best Comedy Writing on Television for her show Derry Girls in 2018.

Last month, it was announced that 'Derry Girls' was nominated for a BAFTA in the Scripted Comedy category.

Yay! X https://t.co/Vhy11cTZSF

— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) March 28, 2019

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Is Lisa McGee married?

Yes - Lisa McGee is married to Tobias Beer, an actor.

Is Lisa McGee on social media?

Yes! Lisa McGee is on Twitter and Instagram but does not appear to have a public Facebook page.

@SaoirseJackson once said to me on set “ you really enjoy your own jokes” I can’t think what she means! Thank you to the very talented @PeterMarley_ pic.twitter.com/dtCIdZFcrb

— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) March 15, 2019

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What's your favorite piece of work from Lisa McGee? Let us know in the comments!

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