Hi, I’m Courtney Kocak. I'm a many-splendored writer who writes everything from comedy scripts with my screenwriting partner Sofiya Alexandra to tearjerker essays – & everything in between. In addition, I co-host the Reality Bytes podcast with comedian Steve Hernandez, the previous season of which is also available on YouTube.
I recently had an essay published in the Los Angeles Times' L.A. Affairs column. Other bylines include Bustle, where I was a regular lifestyle contributor, Greatist, xoJane & many more. You can watch my words in action on the Emmy-winning animated series Danger & Eggs, available on Amazon Prime. Sofiya & I are currently developing a scripted anthology series called Blank Seeking Blank – to see a sneak peek, click here & here.
I grew up in southwestern Minnesota, studied theatre & acting at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri & have since settled in Los Angeles. I completed UCLA's graduate-level Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2012 and Second City's online satire writing program in 2018.
Would you like to hire me? Or interview me on your podcast? Or send me swag (especially swimsuit-related)? Email me. I love writing & public adoration almost as much as I love 'gramming myself in bikinis... & that's A LOT.