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Storyteller. Teacher.

I have spent over forty years working in theater, film, and television telling stories.
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Stories are my passion because they are transformative, they connect us, remind us of our shared humanity, and can open our hearts.

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You may know me as the creator of Roseanne and Home Improvement, but here are some other milestones from my career:

Creator and Executive Producer of the hit series Roseanne
Co-creator and Executive Producer of Home Improvement
Writer/producer of The Cosby Show
Co-creator of the series A Different World
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Director of Where the Heart Is
Co-writer and Producer of Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Producer of What Women Want
Producer of Bernie
Peabody Award (for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing)
Humanitas Award
Nominated for 6 Prime Time Emmy Awards
Founding board member of The New Harmony Project
Founding board member of Cherry Lane Theatre
Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program

"Matt Williams’ writing is a joy. He is a master storyteller, picking out everyday occurrences and seeing them for the extraordinary moments they are."

Tulis McCall,
Actor, Writer, Producer. 

"I loved hearing Matt Williams' stories and cannot wait to read his book. I need that humanity and positivity in my life now more than ever."

Olga Merediz,
Tony Award-nominated actress and singer In The Heights

“Matt Williams is the most inspiring man I’ve ever met. His unbound generosity of spirit is filled with faith, love, kindness, and empathy. He’s made my life and the world I live in a far better place.”

James Manos, Jr.
Emmy-Award-winning writer/producer The Sopranos, Dexter