Miranda Cowley Heller grew up in New York City and Sherman, CT. After graduating from Harvard with degrees in history and literature, she worked at the Italian art magazine FMR and went on to become the youngest-ever fiction and books editor at Cosmopolitan magazine.
left Cosmo to move to Italy, where she
wrote travel and art pieces.
In 1997, Miranda
moved to Los Angeles to help run the new drama series department at HBO
As senior vice president of original programming, she developed and oversaw such series as The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Carnivale, and Big Love, among others.
has happily retired from the entertainment industry and is currently working toward a graduate degree in art history, specifically Northern Renaissance painting and the Spanish Netherlands.