Woman Slash Showrunner: 'Girlboss' Kay Cannon

06/08/2016 03:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kay Cannon is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the developing
Girlboss
TV show. The 2017 Netflix Comedy Series,
Girlboss
, is based on Sophia Amoruso, the founder of
. Amoruso penned a best-selling autobiography with the same name in 2014. Behind the scenes of the developing
Nasty-Gal-TV-Show
is showbusiness "Girlboss", Kay Cannon.

If the Netflix Comedy Series Girlboss were a ship, you'd find Kay Cannon in the Captain Quarters. Please find below 5 fun facts about Kay Cannon, the lovely lady showrunner/executive producer/creator of Girlboss.

1. Kay Cannon started an improv group while studying theater at Lewis University in Illinois. Kay Cannon performed around Chicago, including at the improv powerhouse, The Second City.

"Since its debut, The Second City has been a launching pad for comedians, actors, directors and others working in show business. Notable alumni include Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Joan Rivers, Amy Sedaris, and Andrea Martin among many others." - http://www.secondcity.com/history/

Performing comedy in Chicago led Kay Cannon to cross paths with a fellow improvisor/woman/showrunner, SNL alumni Tina Fey.

2. Kay Cannon co-produced the Universal Pictures comedy, Baby Mama, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

3. Tina Fey and Kay Cannon (both Second City alumni) teamed up for the hysterical NBC Comedy Series, 30 Rock.

IMdb credits Kay Cannon, in regards to
30 Rock
, as follows:
  • 30 Rock (TV Series) (executive story editor - 22 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (story editor - 15 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (written by - 12 episodes, 2007 - 2012)
  • 30 Rock (TV Series) (co-producer - 22 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (supervising producer - 21 episodes, 2012) (producer - 17 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
  • 30 Rock (TV Series) Young Woman / Human Table / Wife - Kidney Now! (2009) ... Young Woman - Ludachristmas (2007) ... Human Table - Fireworks (2007) ... Wife

4. Kay Cannon wrote both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 movie scripts. Additionally, Cannon is cited on IMDb as a co-producer for Pitch Perfect 2.

5. Kay Cannon is a writer and co-executive producer on the television series New Girl. Liz Meriwether is the woman/creator/executive producer of New Girl.

Girlboss will storytell the life of Sophia Amoruso, who created the digital fashion empire, Nasty Gal before Age 30.

Actress Britt Robertson is set to play the role based on Amoruso in the TV series. The news spread quickly yesterday after Kay Cannon tweeted a Deadline article from her account, @KayKayCannon.